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David Medine, chairman of the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, will present “Providing for the Common Defense without Compromising Privacy and Civil Liberties” at noon on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day — in the rotunda of UNC School of Law’s Van Hecke-Wettach Hall.

“We are honored to dedicate a day to the contemplation and discussion of constitutional issues, particularly as they are relevant to the timely issue of protecting our civil liberties during the United States’ ongoing efforts to fight terrorism,” says John Charles “Jack” Boger, dean of and Wade Edwards Distinguished Professor of Law.

Medine has served as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board since May 2013. Previously Medine was an attorney fellow for the Securities and Exchange Commission and a special counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. From 2002 to 2012, he was a partner in the law firm WilmerHale, where his practice focused on privacy and data security. He previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001. From 1992 to 2000, Medine was associate director for financial practices at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where, in addition to enforcing financial privacy laws, he took the lead on Internet privacy, chaired a federal advisory committee on privacy issues, and was part of the team that negotiated a privacy safe harbor agreement with the European Union. Before joining the FTC, Medine taught at the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law and the George Washington University School of Law. Medine earned his B.A. from Hampshire College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Each year on Sept. 17, pursuant to a 2004 federal statute, U.S. schools and colleges take time to celebrate and commemorate the day on which the Constitution of the United States was signed. Constitution Day presents an opportunity to reflect upon the deeper meanings of the Constitution and the hopes it embodies for the future of the country and the world.

For a number of years UNC School of Law has served as host of the campus-wide UNC-Chapel Hill Constitution Day celebration.

Light refreshments will be served.

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— UNC School of Law

Published Sept. 10, 2014