Special Event: “The State of Unauthorized Scraping and its Impact on Users and Industry.”

The regulation and enforcement around unauthorized scraping have become critical issues for industry, government, and policy makers to address as threat actors seek to collect public personal data on a large scale for personal and professional gain. The Mitigating Unauthorized Scraping Alliance will convene leading industry, legal, and academic experts in Washington DC on January 31, 2023 to examine the landscape and impacts of unauthorized data scraping. This free special event will take place in observance of International Data Privacy Day and will also be streamed online. 

Unauthorized data scraping and the unauthorized use of scraped data have far-reaching impacts on both users and industry that challenge user privacy expectations. Unauthorized data scraping can lead to a number of harmful actions, such as spamming, fraudulent communication, or identity theft. In recent years, high-profile court cases, regulatory fines, and newly introduced legislation involving data scraping have drawn media coverage and public attention. 

This three-panel event aims to discuss these challenges and contribute to a growing dialogue on the impacts of unauthorized scraping. The panels will address the legal and regulatory landscape surrounding data scraping enforcement, the impacts of unauthorized data scraping on users and industry, and the industry tools employed for user data protection. 

Register now to join us for an afternoon of engaging conversation and networking with leaders on this new frontier of fighting data misuse.

Networking event to follow immediately after.


Julia Tama (Venable LLP)

Megan Iorio (Electronic Privacy Information Center)

Chelsea Reckell (Venable LLP)

Tejas Narechania (UC Berkeley School of Law)

Hannah Shimko (Online Dating Association)

Calli Schroeder (Electronic Privacy Information Center)

Brandie Nonnecke (CITRIS Policy Lab)

Timothy Edgar (Brown University)

Hemu Nigam (Venable LLP)

Mike Clark (Meta)

Veronica Torres (Jumio Corporation)

Paul Girardi (Cybersecurity Growth Partners)

Doug Hudson (Etsy)

Sarah Wight (LinkedIn)

Cobun Zweifel-Keegan (IAPP)