The US sports and entertainment industries are pushing the envelope on privacy as they mine collective behavioral data from fans and consumers. To avoid the cross-hairs of the Federal Trade Commission, in-house counsel must ensure compliance with myriad statutes and regulations, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), CAN-SPAM and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In-house counsel must work effectively with their technology and marketing departments regarding the acquisition, use and protection of this data. This panel will cover strategies for addressing vulnerabilities and avoiding exposure in terms of marketing practices and data security. It will also cover what companies need to know about communicating with fans and consumers about data mining, including mistakes to avoid when drafting privacy policies.