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The 2nd Annual Data Privacy Conference

Event Overview

The 2020 edition of the Data Privacy Conference USA will take place virtually and draw together thought leaders, the public and private sectors and legislators to discuss the most topical and timely issues relating Data Privacy in the US.

Held using an interactive virtual event system, sessions will go far beyond the standard webinar. Attendees will have the opportunity to get involved and engage through interactive sessions, one-to-one and group networking, a virtual exhibition area and much, much more…

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the debate with privacy experts – registration is now open, and FREE OF CHARGE for all attendees.

Featuring a keynote address from...

Featuring a keynote address from...

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Christine Wilson

Commissioner

Federal Trade Commission

Speakers:

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Sherrod Brown

US Senator

US Senate

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Cameron F. Kerry

Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation

Brookings Institution

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James M. Sullivan

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services

U.S. Department of Commerce

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Bruno Gencarelli

Head of Unit, International data flows and protection

European Commission

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Andrew Smith

Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection

Federal Trade Commission

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Sara DePaul

Associate General Counsel and Senior Director for Technology Policy

SIIA

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Dan Caprio

Co-Founder

The Providence Group

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Jonathan Litchman

Co-Founder

The Providence Group

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Jimmy R. Rock

Assistant Deputy, Public Advocacy Division

Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

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Suzan DelBene

US Congresswoman

US House of Representatives

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Martin Abrams

Executive Director

The Information Accountability Foundation

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Naomi Lefkovitz

Senior Privacy Policy Advisor

NIST

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Elisa Jillson

Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection

FTC

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Aaron Cooper

Vice President, Global Policy

BSA | The Software Alliance

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Lauren Steinfeld

Chief Privacy Officer

Penn Medicine

Agenda

In the last few years, concern over how personal information is collected and used in the US has increased. This has prompted a number of US states to propose their own data privacy bills, culminating this year in the entry into force of the CCPA, fuelling calls for a comprehensive federal data privacy law. A uniform framework, it is argued, would enhance trust by granting data subjects clear protections, and at the same time provide regulatory certainty to businesses operating across the USA.

The 2020 edition of the Data Privacy USA conference will gather US and global data privacy experts, industry leaders and civil society, to explore what’s next in the push for a set of federal rules. It will analyse what has been learnt since the last edition of this conference, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and how data, used appropriately, is a powerful tool in the efforts to boost economic growth and improve the health and wellbeing of US citizens.

Topics will include:

Future of Data Privacy Policy in the USA

Building trust for consumers & citizens

The role of privacy enhancing technologies

The role of privacy enhancing technologies

Data Privacy & the Transatlantic relationship

Data Privacy Conference
2020-09-23
08:30 - 08:55
Opening of Event & Networking
08:55 - 09:00
Welcome by Forum Global
09:00 - 09:20
Conference Opening & Fireside Chat
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Christine Wilson
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
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Dan Caprio
Co-Founder, The Providence Group
09:20 - 09:35
Keynote Speech
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Sherrod Brown
US Senator, US Senate
09:35 - 10:35
People, Industry & Government: What do the next four years hold for Data Privacy in the USA?

In the past year alone, a great deal of progress on the data privacy legislative front has been made: Members of Congress have discussed and introduced an unprecedented number of privacy bills;  The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) entered into force on January 1, 2020, driving several other US States to introduce or expand their privacy laws, as well as adding momentum to attempts at formalizing a sweeping federal law on privacy in the United States.  Yet, several sticking points remain and progress is now at a standstill amid partisan disagreements. The Covid-19 outbreak has somewhat re-re-energized the debate by raising important questions about the scope of data use, how privacy can be better protected while delivering social and economic benefits, and about the role and responsibilities of government, the tech industry and others. The last few months have also seen powerful community movements prompting changes in the tech industry, moving the needle on discussions around data privacy and ad tech, for instance, and often driving at the heart of business models and revenue streams. 

This session will examine the progress made around the developments of regulatory concepts that could inspire a future federal data privacy law, debate the remaining sticking points around sectorial and state law pre-emption, privacy right-of-actions, cost of compliance and the nature of enforcement. It will discuss the impact that CCPA has had on the US Privacy landscape and will ask whether a single privacy framework that remains future-proof and flexible to companies’ data needs can ever be achieved in the USA. Finally, ahead of November’s Presidential and Congressional elections, it will discuss the lessons learned from the various attempts at introducing and passing a bipartisan bill –  which could inspire future efforts by the next administration and congress. 

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Cameron F. Kerry
Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
10:35 - 10:50
Break & Virtual Networking
10:50 - 12:15
Schrems II, Privacy Shield and International Data Transfers – The Transatlantic Debate

Following the CJEU decision on the ‘Schrems II’ case invalidating the Privacy Shield mechanism while upholding the validity of standard contractual clauses (SCCs), this session will discuss the numerous implications of the ruling on both side of the Atlantic. It will discuss the extent to which this decision will provoke disruptions to transatlantic data flows at a time where they are deemed vital for the survival of businesses. It will explore the impact of the ruling on the day-to-day activities of multinational companies and on the 5,000+ companies, registered to and relying on the program for their daily commercial data transfers as well as analyze what organizations can do to adjust their operations during the transition period. Finally, speakers will examine what will ultimately be needed to ensure the long-term stability of transatlantic data flows.

  • What is the state-of-play regarding transatlantic data transfers? (at the time of the conference)
  • What is being done to reduced the legal uncertainty that emerged from the ECJ decision?
  • What work is being done to modernize SCCs?
  • What support will be available, on both side of the Atlantic, for companies to analyze whether their SCCs are sufficient to ensure that data moving overseas are treated in line with the EU’s GDPR?
  • What is needed so that both sides can work effectively together to create a sustainable replacement to the Privacy Shield?
  • Will the diverging privacy values and the incompatibility of the US surveillance framework with EU privacy protections truly ever be solved?
  • How will this judgement impact the overall debate around the need for a federal privacy law in the US?
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Dan Caprio
Co-Founder, The Providence Group
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James M. Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Sara DePaul
Associate General Counsel & Senior Director of Technology Policy, SIIA
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Bruno Gencarelli
Head of Unit, International data flows and protection, European Commission
12:15 - 13:00
Lunch Break & Virtual Networking
13:00 - 13:15
Afternoon keynote speech
13:15 - 14:30
Innovation, public interest, personalization & privacy: putting individuals’ trust at the heart of the digital society.

Sound data protection rules and data governance practices are seen as crucial factors to increasing trust in digital services, providing confidence in the way an individual’s data is collected, processed and used. This will allow data-driven innovation to flourish: sectors such as e-commerce, digital advertising and the gig-economy rely heavily on the processing of personal data, providing organizations with deep insights into their users’ behaviors and preferences, and allowing them to offer more personalized services. Personal data also delivers useful insights for the public good as currently illustrated by the collection and use of geolocation and health data of individuals to better respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. For many individuals, however, privacy has become a mounting concern as new digital technologies and data-based business models play a role in their lives, while cases of misuse of personal data make the headlines.

This session will discuss what can be learned from the Covid-19 crisis with regards to privacy principles relating to the collection and use of personal data (such as privacy-by-design, data minimization, purpose and limitation, transparency and accountability). It will explore the extent to which these principles can successfully be adapted to ‘every-day situations’ so that individuals’ confidence in digital technologies can be rebuilt, that trust between citizens and governments, and between consumers and businesses, can be strengthened. It will debate the provisions a possible federal law should have so that consumers and citizens can make informed decisions, understand the true value of their data and continue to benefit from data-driven and personalized solutions without compromising their privacy rights. It will examine the circumstances under which personal data can be legitimately used by private organizations to enhance their solutions and offerings, and by public sector organizations to improve their services at all times. Speakers will also explore the latest data privacy and security tech solutions that have emerged to defend against the misuse or unauthorized use of data and the improvement of transparency.

Part 1: Speech – Individual privacy and data use in times of crisis: lessons learnt
Part 2 : Discussion
  • What does ‘giving individual more control over their data’ concretely entail? 
  • How can organizations find innovative ways to gain insights from personal data and use these insights to improve products, services and offerings in legal and ethical ways? Can the balance be found between data privacy, data monetization and trust? Can personalization and data privacy truly co-exist?
  • What role for privacy engineering? How can digital technologies be part of the solution? To what extent can software and hardware developers design privacy-friendly products while also adapting to consumers changing needs and evolving perception of what privacy is? Which methods of personalization are being adopted by brands and organizations to encourage consumers to opt-in to data sharing and to develop stronger and smarter relationships with them?
  • What would a federal data protection law mean for the future shape of the innovative US digital landscape? To what extent can a data privacy federal regime be implemented so that it covers the changing nature of data and address the data privacy/personalization dichotomy?
  • With the real impact of any data privacy law that may be created depending on the extent to which people exercise their rights, how can it be ensured that enough support is allocated to public education on these issues?

 

 

 

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Andrew Smith
Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
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Jonathan Litchman
Co-Founder, The Providence Group
14:30 - 15:15
Showcase Session: SIIA
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Sara DePaul
Associate General Counsel & Senior Director of Technology Policy, SIIA
15:15 - 16:00
Have Your Say Session

An interactive discussion and networking session – audience members will have the chance to take the floor and give their thoughts on the discussions that have taken place in the previous panels.

 

16:00 - 16:30
Networking & Conference Close
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Sponsorship opportunities

To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the 2020 Data Privacy Conference USA, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on dataprivacyusa@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 023

  • Exclusive speaking positions | Your organisation can contribute to the discussion on the ‘main stage’
  • Engaging and Interactive format | Engage in a fully immersive and interactive debate with decision makers, businesses and policymakers
  • European and global outreach | Convey your message to a broad and international audience
  • Networking opportunities | The event will feature virtual networking for all interested participants. Private meeting rooms can also be booked
  • Visibility Opportunities | Ensure maximum visibility through branding on the event website and marketing activities
  • Exhibition and demos area | Showcase your products and solutions or share a position paper with the audience via a digital exhibition booth in the expo area

Exclusive speaking positions | Your organisation can contribute to the discussion on the ‘main stage’

Engaging and Interactive format | Engage in a fully immersive and interactive debate with decision makers, businesses and policymakers

US and global outreach | Convey your message to a broad and international audience

Networking opportunities | The event will feature virtual networking for all interested participants. Private meeting rooms can also be booked.

Visibility Opportunities | Ensure maximum visibility through branding on the event website and marketing activities

Exhibition and demos area | Showcase your products and solutions or share a position paper with the audience via a digital exhibition booth in the expo area

Showcase Sessions | Feature your products and solutions on the conference programme by hosting a live session available to all conference attendees 

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsor
SIIA is the principal association of the data, information, media, education technology, and software industries. We represent more than 800 B2B and B2C companies fueling the digital data and information age across key markets including education technology, financial trading and investment services, business information, corporate database and processing, software development and related technologies. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, industry promotion, and intellectual property protection to support our members and help drive innovation.
Knowledge Partner
The Providence Group advises companies and organizations globally on how to manage enterprise-wide cybersecurity risks and we provide insight and counsel into the complex and changing cybersecurity regulatory, reputation and threat environment.
Partner
Encompass is an online magazine delivering comment, opinion and analysis on the affairs of the European Union and Europe’s place in the world. We aim to demystify the complexity of the EU and to be lively and provocative. Encompass is also a space with podcast interviews and, through Encompass Live, political and cultural events. As our name indicates we will strive to be open and accessible.
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Event Platform:

This event will be taking place using Forum Global’s virtual solution – Forum Vision. For more details on our virtual solution, please visit forum-vision.com.

Contact:

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Anne-Lise Simon using any of the details below.

Anne-Lise Simon
Director | Head of Event Planning & Coordination
Forum Global
dataprivacyusa@forum-europe.com
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 023