Webinar: The Legal and Technical Challenges of Harmful Web Scraping

Event Date/Time:

Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. ET

MUSA hosted an engaging discussion with cybersecurity expert and privacy lawyer Professor Timothy H. Edgar about his newest research on the issue of harmful web scraping. This webinar addressed common misunderstandings that lawyers and technologists may have regarding this topic. We delved into the technical concepts of authentication, authorization, and access control; explored their relationship to web scraping; and examined the current legislative limitations and potential solutions.

Speaker and Moderator:

David Patariu, Associate with Venable, Privacy Law Specialist (PLS); International Association of Privacy Law Specialists Fellow of Information Privacy, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM; (ISC)² CCSP, CISSP

Timothy Edgar, Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Brown University; Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School