Alan Westin To Be Honored
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.June 1, 2012
Alan Westin, senior policy advisor of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP and 2005 IAPP Privacy Leadership Award winner, will receive the inaugural Louis D. Brandeis Hero of Privacy Award next week in Washington, DC. "In 1890, Harvard Law graduate Louis Brandeis...called for recognition of the tort of invasion of privacy," said Robert Belair of Arnall Golden Gregory. "Seventy-seven years later, another Harvard Law graduate, Alan Westin...wrote in his groundbreaking work, Privacy and Freedom, that there must be legal recognition for the concept of information privacy." Belair added, "Today, literally tens of thousands of statutes, court decisions, regulations and company best practice standards, throughout the globe, are based upon this principle." Editor's note: The nomination period for two of the IAPP's other annual awards is now open.