Ari Scharg is a Partner at Edelson PC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Case Development and Investigations Group. His practice focuses on privacy issues arising from emerging surveillance technologies, including facial recognition applications and beacon tracking programs, and he works closely with the technologists at Edelson's in-house lab to test Internet of Things (IoT) devices for data security and integrity vulnerabilities. Ari also litigates class actions involving "Big Data" issues, such as unlawful data collection, disclosure, and profiling practices.
On the regulatory side, Ari serves on the inaugural Executive Oversight Council for the Array of Things, where he advises on privacy and information security matters, sits on the Board of the Digital Privacy Alliance, and was appointed as an Observer to the Uniform Law Commission’s Identity Management in Electronic Commerce, Study Committee. He also helps educate legislators across the country about consumer privacy issues, and has testified before the Michigan House of Representatives Committee on Commerce and Trade about the surging data mining and brokerage industry and the Nevada Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee about the privacy implications raised by the collection and use of geolocation data.