The 3rd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA

The 3rd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA took place virtually on September 29th 2021 and gathered thought leaders, legislators, public and private sector, and civil society representatives to discuss the most topical and timely issues relating Data Privacy in the US.

Participants explored the extent to which a strong comprehensive Data Privacy federal framework in the US is realistically achievable after years of repeated efforts to reach a consensus, and discussed latest initiatives to boost transatlantic cooperation on digital regulations through the EU-US Trade and Technology Council, starting with a new EU-US privacy agreement. The conference highlighted privacy issues around Artificial Intelligence developments worldwide, while significant focus was given to the privacy challenges raised by behavioural advertising, the major changes led by ‘Big Tech’ in this area and the impact these changes could have on competition, on future revenue streams and business models.

Session replays for the 3rd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA can be seen on Forum Europe’s YouTube channel.

Speakers of the 2021 edition included:

Amy Klobuchar

Senator Amy Klobuchar

Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
U.S Senate

Marsha Blackburn

Senator Marsha Blackburn

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

Gus Bilirakis

Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
House of Representatives

Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

United States Senator for New York
US Senate

Senator Markey

Senator Ed Markey

US Senator for Massachusetts
US Senate

Don Graves

Don Graves

Deputy Secretary of Commerce
US Department of Commerce

*Positions & organisations at time of conference

The 2nd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA

The 2020 edition of the Data Privacy Conference USA took place virtually and brought together over 300 thought leaders, the public and private sectors and legislators to discuss the most topical and timely issues relating Data Privacy in the US.

Topics explored included the future of data privacy policy in the USA ahead of the November 2020 election, the necessity of building trust for consumers and citizens, and data privacy & the transatlantic relationship following the Schrems II decision earlier on this year

Held using an interactive virtual event system, sessions went beyond the standard webinar. Attendees had the opportunity to get involved and engage through interactive sessions, one-to-one and group networking, a virtual exhibition area.

Session replays for the 2nd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA can be seen on Forum Europe’s YouTube channel.

Speakers of the 2020 edition included:

Christine Wilson

Christine Wilson

Commissioner
Federal Trade Commission

Jan Schakowsky

Jan Schakowsky

US Congresswoman
US House of Representatives

Bill

Bill Cassidy

US Senator
US Senate

Cathy McMorris Rogers

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

US Congresswoman
US House of Representatives

Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

US Senator
US Senate

*Positions & organisations at time of conference

The Inaugural Data Privacy Conference USA

The Data Privacy Conference USA 2019 provided a top-level meeting space for the data protection community in the US and further afield to explore current and future challenges in the area of data privacy, as well as to debate the different governance strategies that have emerged. Speakers also discussed how a US data privacy framework could fit in the international context, what a federal law would mean for specific areas of the economy such as the health sector, and how a framework for the collection and use of personal data could be designed so that it does not hinder competition and innovation but promotes responsible use of data and safeguards users’ trust.

2019 event image

Speakers of the 2019 edition included:

Congresswoman

Suzan DelBene

US Congresswoman
US House of Representatives

Speaker

Alex Greenstein

Director, Privacy Shield
Department of Commerce

Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

US Senator
US Senate

Jimmy R Rock

Jimmy R. Rock

Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Deputy, Public Advocacy Division
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Speaker

Diane Rinaldo

Assistant Secretary (Acting), NTIA Department of Commerce

*Positions & organisations at time of conference