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.
Federal Trade Commission
Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services
U.S. Department of Commerce
Head of Unit, International data flows and protection
Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission
Associate General Counsel and Senior Director for Technology Policy
The Providence Group
The Providence Group
Assistant Deputy, Public Advocacy Division
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
US House of Representatives
The Information Accountability Foundation
Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
Vice President, Global Policy
BSA | The Software Alliance
Chief Privacy Officer
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.
Building trust for consumers & citizens
The role of privacy enhancing technologies
The role of privacy enhancing technologies
Data Privacy & the Transatlantic relationship
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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