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…
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Federal Trade Commission
Director, Privacy Shield
Department of Commerce
Assistant Secretary (Acting), NTIA
Department of Commerce
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
*Positions & organisations at time of conference
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
Data privacy is undoubtedly a growing concern for U.S. citizens. Since last year’s edition of the Data Privacy Conference USA, tremendous efforts on the data privacy legislative front have 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 of expand their own privacy law, as well as adding momentum to attempts at formalizing a sweeping federal law on privacy in the United States. However, a number of sticking points remain and progress on debating these has been halted by other congressional activities [impeachment trial] and the Covid-19 health crisis.
This session will examine progress made around the creation of data privacy principles that could inspire a federal law, debate the remaining sticking points around state-law and sectorial pre-emption, privacy right of actions 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 depending on data needs of companies can be realistically be achieved soon. Importantly, and ahead of the presidential and congressional elections coming up this November, this session will discuss the lessons learnt from the various attempts at creating a Federal Privacy law, which could inspire future efforts by the next administration and congress.
Panelists will have the opportunity to comment on the remarks made by the keynote speakers, and to deliver their own perspective on the following issues:
Lessons from CCPA
What have we learnt from CCPA so far? What has its introduction meant for businesses of all sizes and sectors? How has it changed approaches to Data Protection in other states, and what does its future look like?
Dealing with a patchwork of rules
With the proliferation of state privacy laws creating a patchwork of rules across the country, what is being done to minimize compliance challenges, especially for small businesses?
Outstanding points of debate
How can consensus be achieved on issues regarding privacy right of actions, pre-emption, enforcement authority, liability and accountability in order to make real progress on a possible federal framework? What progress has concretely been made at Congress level considering the number of bills and draft proposals that have been circulated by members in both chambers?
Federal Privacy law vs Sectorial regulations
How would, and should, a federal comprehensive privacy rule work in practice for sectors having to adhere to industry-specific regulations such as HIPAA and the Financial Privacy Act?
Creating a flexible framework
How can it be ensured that harmonized, clear and consistent data protection standards can be created while remaining future-proof, flexible to new technologies and to the needs of individuals?
To what extent can a regime be implemented so that it covers the changing nature of data and the various opinions as to what constitutes “personal information.”?
How can co-operation with third countries and with international organizations be enhanced to ensure maximum interoperability of a possible federal law with other data protection regimes worldwide?
Recommendations for the next political terms
When can we realistically expect a federal law to come into place? How can it be ensured that the next Administration and Congress learn from the achievements and failures in the area a data privacy legislation?
With a number of states implementing their own privacy laws and without a federal privacy law in place, organizations across the country are having to comply with different privacy regimes as well as with industry-specific privacy regulations, which increasingly create tremendous corporate governance challenges. In order to achieve best levels of compliance, a number of privacy experts argue that companies should now take a more proactive stance toward data privacy, by incorporating data security and privacy into an overall risk management framework and by adopting flexible compliance mechanisms so that they can adapt to this constantly-changing regulatory environment. This session will discuss what can be done by organizations of all sizes and all sectors to prepare for future compliance and will explore whether tools and recommendations that are being deployed, such as the NIST privacy framework, are enough to give businesses and public organizations appropriate support and guidance.
Sound data protection rules and practices are seen as crucial factors to increasing trust in digital services, providing confidence in the way an individual’s personal data is collected, processed and used. This is vital to allow data-driven innovation to flourish: sectors such as e-commerce, digital advertising and the gig-economy, to only name a few, rely heavily on the processing of personal data, providing organizations with a thorough understanding of their users’ behaviors and preferences, and allowing them to offer more personalized and convenient services. For many individuals however, privacy has become a mounting concern as new digital technologies and data-based business models are continuing to proliferate in their lives while cases of misuse and abuse of personal data keep making the headlines.
This session will discuss how individuals’ confidence in digital technologies can be rebuilt and explore the provisions a possible federal law should have so that consumers and citizens are able to 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 organizations to improve their offerings and address the privacy vs personalization dichotomy. 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 improve transparency.
Data is often described as the lifeblood of AI and machine learning. As AI systems are set to become omnipresent in our lives, it is crucial that these systems are properly trained and that the data privacy challenges implied are appropriately addressed, in order to fully maximize the socio-economic benefits that AI can deliver by turning data into actionable insights.
This session will discuss the need for a framework that ensures that developments around AI are framed by ethical and privacy principles and analyze how all stakeholders involved can work together to find a balance between maximizing the huge benefits of algorithmic decision-making without compromising privacy.
While access to data and ‘electronic evidence’ is deemed vital to accelerate and facilitate efficient detection and investigation of crimes as well as prosecution of offenders, strong data protection safeguards in the context of law enforcement are however equally crucial to guarantee respect for the rule of law, privacy, and civil liberties and to ensure citizens’ trust.
This session will debate how the right balance can be found between the need for law enforcement authorities to access some personal data on occasion and the need to protect citizens’ privacy, civil liberties and fundamental rights against abuses. It will discuss the opportunities and challenges brought by the uses of intelligent tech for the detection and investigation of criminal activities. Speakers will examine best practices that have been identified for the promotion of privacy protection and transparency in connection with law enforcement activities. They will also explore how cooperation between law enforcement agencies, the judiciary and other stakeholders can concretely be enhanced, both at US level and with international partners, while supporting individuals’ fundamental rights.
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