The National Transportation Safety Board will host a symposium next month designed to air the conflicts between the growing need for data to improve transportation safety and the industry's concern about the use of that data in regulatory actions, lawsuits and criminal prosecutions.

The symposium will bring together participants from government, industry and the legal community. It will be held April 25-26, 2000, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.
Topics will include how the generation of data enhances transportation safety; the impact of government investigations and private litigation on transportation data development; the proper
relationship among accident investigations, regulatory enforcement actions and/or criminal inquiries; and, the protection of trade and other proprietary information.
For more information about the symposium, including a detailed agenda and list of participants, visit the Safety Board's web site at