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The 5th Annual Data Privacy Conference USA will once again gather top-level political and industry leaders, data privacy experts, legislators, regulators, and civil society to explore the US’s response to a dynamically evolving data privacy landscape. The event will examine the current state of data privacy legislation in the US, highlight what can be expected in the medium term, and debate the current outlook for businesses and consumers alike. As the US data privacy landscape develops, so does the global outlook. The conference will discuss how cooperation between different regions of the world can be deepened to promote the free flow of data, including an update on the EU-US Data Protection Framework. Speakers will also explore how the tension between the protection of individuals against the harmful effects of data collection and the promotion of positive innovation can be solved in the context of the deployment of AI technologies, and of the use of health and children’s data.

 
The 6th Annual Data Privacy Conference USA will return to Washington, D.C on September 17th, 2024 and will gather key legislators and regulators, top-level industry executives and civil society representatives to explore the pivotal role that data privacy can play in shaping a people-first digital ecosystem. 

The conference will feature top-level sessions evaluating strategies for developing a dynamic US approach to data privacy and governance that anticipates future challenges and adapts to evolving public perceptions of privacy. Considering the recent AI boom, speakers will explore how to design and implement responsible AI practices that align with strong data privacy principles and the extent to which a comprehensive federal regulation can be the basis for any future AI-related regulation. Sessions will focus on the creation of data-sharing mechanisms that prioritize privacy and unlock societal benefits, and against the backdrop of recent Executive Orders, will address the delicate balance between national security and privacy. Finally, alongside an analysis of the state of data privacy regulations worldwide the conference will look into the implications of a constantly shifting regulatory landscape on global data flows. 

 

Focusing on building a trust-centric digital future, a common thread throughout our discussions will be the recently released comprehensive draft legislation, APRA, analyzing the extent to which, if passed, it could help shape a future where privacy, innovation and trust form the bedrock of our digital society. 

Themes

The APRA: Now or never?

Building a Proactive US Data Privacy Framework

Data Privacy for Responsible AI

Data Sharing & Innovation

Data Privacy & National Security

The Global Landscape & International Data Flows

The 5th Annual Data Privacy Conference

Speakers

Rebecca Richards no outline

Rebecca Richards

Chief,
Civil Liberties,
Privacy & Transparency

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Ron Jarmin no outline

Ron Jarmin

Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
US Census Bureau

Travis Hall no outline

Travis Hall

Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Policy Analysis and Development (OPAD)
NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Cam Kerry no outline

Cameron F. Kerry

Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation
Brookings Institution

Shannon Coe no background

Shannon Coe

Director,
Global Data Policy

International Trade Administration

Janet Haven No outline

Janet Haven

Executive Director
Data & Society

 

Brandon Pugh no outline

Brandon J. Pugh, Esq.

Policy Director and Resident Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats

The R Street Institute

 

Dan Caprio

Dan Caprio

Chairman and Co-Founder

The Providence Group

 

Jonathan Litchman

Jonathan Litchman,

Co-Founder

The Providence Group

 

Speakers at the 2023 edition

Cathy McMorris Rogers

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
US House of Representatives

*Via pre-recorded video message

 

Marsha Blackburn

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
US Senate

Mason Clutter

Mason C. Clutter

Chief Privacy Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

Katy Ruckle 240

Katy Ruckle

Chief Privacy Officer
Washington State

Jared Solomon 240

Jared Solomon

Delegate
State of Maryland

Melanie Rainer 240

Melanie Fontes Rainer

Director of the Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Elham Tabassi 240

Elham Tabassi

Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Information Technology Laboratory
NIST

Untitled design (13)

Elisa Jillson

Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection FTC

Loyaan Egal 240 NEW

Loyaan A. Egal

Chief of the Enforcement Bureau and leader of the Privacy and Data Protection Task Force
Federal Communications Commission

Untitled design (14)

Alex Greenstein

Director, Privacy Shield
US Department of Commerce

Untitled design (15)

Andrew Hasty

Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection
FTC

Travis Hall 240

Travis Hall

Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Policy Analysis and Development (OPAD)
NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce

cameron 240

Cameron F. Kerry

Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation
Brookings Institution

Morgane Dose

Morgane Donse

Deputy Director International Data Flows
UK Government

Evangelos Razis

Evangelos Razis

Senior Manager of Public Policy
Workday

Untitled design (16)

Jordan Crenshaw

Senior Vice President
C_TEC, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Untitled design (18)

Denise Tayloe

CEO & Co-Founder Privo

Ben Brook

Ben Brook

CEO & Co-Founder
Transcend

Morgan Reed 240

Morgan Reed

President
ACT | The App Association

 

Paula Bruening 240

Paula Bruening

Founder and Principal
Casentino Strategies LLC

 

Stu Ingis 240

Stu Ingis

Chairman and co-chair of the eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Group
Venable

 

Divya Sridhar 240

Divya Sridhar, Ph.D.

Director of Privacy Initiatives
BBB National Programs

 

Thomas George 240

Thomas George

Practice Lead
Data Science
Vidoori

 

William Sweeney 240

William Sweeney

Founder and Managing Partner
Zaviant

 

Zaid (1)

Zaid A. Zaid

Director, 
Head of U.S. Public Policy
Cloudflare

Sreedhar Rao 240

Sreedhar Rao

Lead Volunteer, Digital Privacy Initiative
IEEE

 

NEW Alan Butler 240

Alan Butler

Executive Director and President
EPIC

Untitled design (17)

Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Vice President for Global Privacy
Future of Privacy Forum

Sarah Myers West

Sarah Myers West

Managing Director
AI Now Institute

Jason Kelley 240

Jason Kelley

Activism Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation

 

Brandon Pugh

Brandon J. Pugh, Esq.

Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats
R Street Institute

 

Ashley Johnson 240

Ashley Johnson

Senior Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

 

Cobum Zweifel Keegan 240

Cobun Zweifel-Keegan

Managing Director, Washington, D.C.
International Association of Privacy Professionals

 

Dan Caprio

Dan Caprio

Chairman & Co-Founder
The Providence Group

 

Agenda

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Data Privacy Conference
2024-09-17
08:55 - 09:00
Welcome by Forum Global
09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Speeches
Keynote Speeches image
Cameron F. Kerry
Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
09:30 - 10:40
Panel 1: A proactive data privacy approach: How can a trust-centric digital future be built in the USA?

The American data privacy landscape stands at a critical juncture. The fast pace of tech innovation altering the way data is collected, analyzed and used, combined with a fragmented regulatory environment at the state level, has heightened the urgency for a modern approach to data privacy in the United States. Following years of deadlock at Congress level to pass a federal comprehensive data privacy law, the introduction of the APRA could fill the gaps in the currently fragmented privacy landscape and help individuals, businesses and the government adapt to the complexities of technological advancements.  As data privacy is intrinsically linked to the evolution of digital innovation and the emerging risks that accompany them, building a trust and privacy-centric digital future will be an evolving process requiring a holistic approach that considers ethical and fundamental rights implications, business needs, competition imperatives and regulatory adaptation to redefine how data is governed, controlled, and shared. 

 

This session will discuss what is now required to develop and proactive approach to data privacy and digital governance in the US that can adapt to individuals’ evolving perceptions of privacy and future risks, while allowing further technological advances. It will ask how, as individuals, we can re-set our role in the data economy as the creators of new forms of value and will explore the crucial role that public education and awareness-raising efforts around data privacy will play for any regulation to be effective. It will explore how the APRA’s provisions may impact the development of emerging technologies and new business models and what they could mean for the future shape of the US digital landscape.

 

Possible questions:

  • How do emerging technologies such as AI, the metaverse, or quantum computing impact traditional notions of data privacy, and what are the implications for individuals and organizations?
  • Considering the realities of the market and the competitive pressures on companies to maximize targeted, highly personalized services, what impact could the principle of ‘data minimization’, highly promoted as part of the APRA, have? To what extent can privacy become a catalyst for data-driven growth where users are placed at the center of the product or service design process?
  • What more is needed to encourage further multistakeholder cooperation to create a digital space where innovation can flourish and individual privacy and consent are respected in the area of ‘datafication’? How can we ensure that future digital technology developments adapt to society’s values, not the opposite and that any regulation around digital innovation remains adaptable and future-proof?
10:40 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15
Keynote Speech
11:15 - 12:30
Panel 2: How does data privacy fit into the bigger picture on future AI regulation?

Questions around the legal basis and ethics of the use of personal data in the context of AI have emerged in recent years – surging with the recent boom in generative AI models that are now shaping the way legislators are looking to regulate the technology. With vast amounts of data being collected to train predictive or generative AI systems – sometimes through extensive data scraping processes that can gather private and sensitive personal information – concerns about data breaches, leaks, surveillance, inference and deepfakes are at an all-time high. Addressing these privacy challenges will require a combination of technical solutions with an appropriate regulatory framework, allowing AI’s benefits to be leveraged to protect individual privacy rights through the span of the technology’s lifecycle, from its development to its application by third parties. While a future AI regulatory framework in the US will undoubtedly extend beyond privacy issues, it is widely believed that a federal comprehensive data privacy law would serve as a strong basis for a future rulebook on AI. 

 

As numerous initiatives and proposals keep surfacing, this session will discuss the extent to which the design of responsible AI practices in alignment with privacy principles entrenched in a federal privacy law would provide an environment for human-centred innovation to flourish. It will analyse the legality of web scraping of information deemed ‘publicly available’ for AI needs, and the consequences this is having at individual and societal levels when sensitive information is inferred and disseminated. Based on this, speakers will explore the importance of privacy and security by design and by default for AI systems, including discussions on the allocation of responsibilities across the AI data supply chain.

 

Possible questions:

  • How do the traditional data protection principles that have shaped the privacy narrative so far (purpose limitation, data minimisation, integrity, confidentiality, limitation on automated decisions etc…) fit with the US ambitions to bolster the deployment and use of AI technologies?
  • Does the lack of a comprehensive federal privacy law undermine the possible advancement of responsible artificial intelligence-based technologies? To what extent would provisions of the APRA help address AI risks? How are issues linked to hallucinations, AI data leakage and the risks around ‘inferred data’ appropriately addressed? To what extent do the broader discussions around AI regulation differentiate non-personal data from personal data and non-sensitive data from sensitive data?
  • With regards to legal basis, how does consent and legitimate interest work in the context of AI, especially for LLMs? What can be done to clearly define the role and responsibilities of all parties in the AI value chain (providers, controllers, users and processors) with regards to the processing of personal data?
  • What concrete tools and guidance are available to public and private organisations to help them improve their handling of personal data in the context of AI? How can a business culture where innovation and responsibility coexist be fostered? To what extent can AI itself help organisations achieve better data privacy compliance?
  • To what extent could the renewed push to regulate data privacy at federal level pave the way for a federal AI law? 
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 13:45
Keynote Speech
13:45 - 15:00
Panel 3: Data Privacy and Data for Good – Promoting privacy-preserving innovation to unleash the power of data

Continued innovation in data-enabled technologies has the potential to provide businesses and government agencies with valuable insights about individuals demographic information, preferences and habits in order to improve products and services, research, response to crisis and to address socio-economic challenges. A lack of trust from individuals, the patchwork of data privacy laws at states level coupled with sector- specific laws and the creation of data siloes have however hindered data sharing. Finding the delicate balance between harnessing the power of data for societal good and economic growth while safeguarding individual privacy has therefore become imperative. Privacy-by-design and by-default are the fundamental principle of embedding safeguards at the heart of new digital products and services, but how does this look like in practice? And while it is believed that US citizens are now more keen to manage and understand the use of their personal data than ever, are they truly aware of the value and power of their data and the role it can play in the betterment of society? What technologies are being deployed to empower users to control their data?

 

This session will focus on the power of personal data in the delivery of data-enabled innovation for the interest of society as a whole and the challenges involved.  It will discuss what is required at regulatory and technological level so that effective, privacy-preserving, and trustworthy data-sharing mechanisms can be put in place to maximise the social and economic benefits of data for all Americans and to operate effectively against existing and future risks.  Speakers will explore the potential of PETs and PPDSAs to drive positive change around the collection, processing, analysis, and sharing of data, and to ultimately unlock public trust and empower individuals to participate in a digital economy that benefit society equitably.

 

Possible questions:

  • What can be done to build confidence and empower citizens to access, manage and share their personal data with private and public organisations, especially in high-impact areas such as healthcare and education, when the data collected in these areas are highly sensitive? 
  • From differential privacy, synthetic data, decoupling, federated learning and multiparty computation, what can be achieved by different types of PETs and PPDSAs? To what extent can they help uphold commitments to equity, transparency, data quality and accountability?
  • To what extent could the provisions of the National Strategy to Advance Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing and Analytics by the OSTP help create the levels of accountability and transparency relating to the use of sensitive data that are necessary to accelerate the adoption of such technologies? What provisions would be needed in a federal privacy rule for the creation of a solid framework to facilitate data-sharing? 
  • How can the tensions between legal requirements such as data retention limits, data minimization and purpose specifications and the need to facilitate data sharing and secondary use of data be solved?
  • What role could data intermediaries play and how could these be governed to give individuals centralized control over how information about them is used and shared?
15:00 - 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:30
Keynote Speech
15:30 - 16:30
Panel 4: At the Intersection of Data Privacy, Law Enforcement Needs, and National Security Imperatives

The interplay between data privacy, national security and public safety presents a myriad of challenges for policymakers, technologists, law enforcement agencies and legal experts alike. Reports indicating that government agencies can easily tap into extensive commercial data repositories have far-reaching consequences for Americans’ privacy and civil liberties, as such practices may expose sensitive personal information. Similarly, foreign entities can exploit these same channels to acquire personal information on Americans, significantly impacting national security and public safety.

 

This session will discuss the evolving landscape of data collection and the ramifications on national security efforts. It will explore the delicate balance needed for data access, for example for law enforcement investigations, with robust privacy safeguards. Speakers will analyze how the provisions included in President Biden’s recent Executive Orders around the collection and use of commercially available information (the EO on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence and the EO on Preventing Access to Americans’ Bulk Sensitive Personal Data and United States Government-Related Data by Countries of Concern) interact with one another, alongside FISA’s Section 702 and the OECD Principles of Trusted Government Access to Data. They will also consider tangible strategies to enhance cooperation among law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, tech enterprises, and other stakeholders at both domestic and international levels, all while upholding individuals’ rights.

 

Possible questions:

  • Can strong data privacy protections coexist with effective national security measures? What are the legal and ethical considerations when implementing surveillance measures in the name of national security? How can we ensure transparency and accountability in government data collection practices? 
  • How can interagency cooperation be reinforced to maximize efforts looking to address risks arising from the misuse or mishandling of sensitive data service providers are entrusted with?
  • What would be needed in a federal comprehensive data privacy law to safeguard personal information handled by the government and enhance cyber security and data protection? How does APRA address this? 
16:30 - 17:30
Panel 5: The Global Data Privacy Maze: Promoting convergence and interoperability for unrestricted data flows

As more and more countries worldwide are adopting new data protection regimes, calls for the creation of stable, reasonable and trusted mechanisms that support the free flow of data globally are intensifying.  Data localization requirements are (re)emerging around the globe however, while multiple different intertwining regional data transfer agreements are formulated – this results in growing levels of legal uncertainties and associated costs for organizations operating cross-borders and impacting research and innovation.

 

In this context, this session will discuss the latest developments around data privacy rules globally and the impact that different visions for data governance may have on international data flows, as well as on the formulation of a US federal privacy law. It will highlight where regulatory alignment and divergence between different rulebooks exist and explore if and how synergies and interoperability between different privacy standards can truly be created. It will discuss how successful the EU-US Data Privacy Framework has been so far,  analyze how impactful the role the US plays in various initiatives around international cooperation on data privacy is (such as the G7’s DFFT, the Global CBPR, the work done at OECD level) given the lack of a comprehensive federal privacy law, and ask the role that the APRA could have in supporting trusted cross border data flows.

 

Possible questions:

  • What can be learnt from the various multilateral initiatives recently emerging around global personal data governance, considering countries’ differing legal, political, and social values and systems? While each country’s policies aim to remain flexible to adapt to new developments and shifting priorities, what trends are emerging regarding data access, sharing and privacy globally?
  • How can cooperation between different regions be strengthened to foster synergies in creating privacy standards? How can a multi-stakeholder approach be further promoted for the development of data privacy principles worldwide?
  • How are organizations managing the challenge of adhering to multiple laws, and what steps are being taken to alleviate compliance challenges for global data-driven companies in today’s complex economic and geopolitical environments? How can technological innovation contribute to establishing data protection tools that can operate across international and jurisdictional boundaries? 
  • If passed before the end of this legislative cycle, what impact could the APRA have on promoting privacy standards interoperability globally? 
  • What effect will the EO on Preventing Access to Americans’ Bulk Sensitive Personal Data and United States Government-Related Data by Countries of Concern have on cross-border data flows or international agreements?
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To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the 2024 Data Privacy Conference USA, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on [email protected] / +44 (0) 7389 702 584

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Past Sponsors & Partners Include...

ACT The App Association
AT&T
acxiom
Active Navigation
BSA
FACEBOOK
IEEE
Internet association
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kinesso
liveramp
NortonLifeLock
OneTrust
palantir
SIIA
Vidoori
Workday
Zaviant
Providence Group
Zaviant

Sponsors at the 2023 edition

ACT The App Association
AT&T
BBB logo for website
Cloudflare for WS
IEEE For website
Untitled design (30)
Untitled design (25)
NEW c_tec logo for w_s
Venable for WS
Vidoori
Workday
Zaviant
Providence Group

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Practical Information

Venue:

National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
United States

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
[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 7389 702 584

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