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May 24 all-day San Francisco
Arvind Narayanan and I are excited to announce that the Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro ’18) will return in May 2018, once again co-located with the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. The…
May 30 @ 9:09 pm – May 31 @ 10:09 pm Washington, D.C.
11th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC 2018), to be held Wednesday–Thursday, May 30–31 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in DC. PLSC is a paper workshop. There is no opportunity or obligation to publish…
Jun 1 all-day Sydney
BIOMETRICS INSTITUTE PRIVACY WORKSHOP | 1 JUNE 2018 | DARLING HARBOUR SYDNEY This half-day workshop will take place alongside the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2018. Details will be announced shortly. For further information, please contact…
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day Barcelona
ENISA’s Annual Privacy Forum (APF) is to be held on the 13th and 14th June 2018 in Barcelona, in co-operation with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Telefonica. Call for papers for APF 2018 is now open. Submission…
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day Brussels
The 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School will equip participants to adequately tackle the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and prepare them for the many challenges ahead. This practical dimension will be combined with a…
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm San Francisco
This workshop is led by the 2X second place winner of the Social Engineering Capture the Flag (CTF) at DEF CON. Rachel will share her preparation techniques for competing in social engineering contests and social…
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day United Kingdom
31st Annual International Conference – Navigating GDPR: The art of the possible The conference is held at St John’s College, Cambridge, where participants will enjoy the excellent refurbished facilities at the new conference centre. Come…
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day Austin, Texas
We are delighted to announce Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 summit. As President of the French Data Protection Authority and former Chair of the EU Article 29 Working Party, Isabelle is truly…
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day Princeton
The aim of the symposium is to foster communication among diverse communities of research and practice that have used the theory of contextual integrity as a framework to reason about, design and evaluate, craft regulation…
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day Valencia
***FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: HARD SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 27, 2018*** 1. AIMS AND GOALS —————–  Privacy in statistical databases is about finding tradeoffs to the tension between the increasing societal and economical demand for accurate information…
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day Washington D.C.
With the continuous proliferation of diverse Internet-based computing paradigms, large amounts of data containing privacy-sensitive information are being constantly published, collected, processed, and archived. This trend will be further fueled up by the new development…
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day Washington D.C.
Thought Leaders The Privacy + Security Forum breaks down the silos of privacy and security by bringing together seasoned thought leaders. Speakers Depth + Rigor Sessions and workshops are rigorous and deliver practical takeaways for…
Oct 5 – Oct 8 all-day Amsterdam
The 2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC 2018) brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and professionals in the field of privacy to share insights, exchange ideas and formulate, discuss and answer the challenging privacy questions that…
Oct 16 – Oct 19 all-day
Certification Training October 16–17 Workshops October 17 Conference October 18–19 Austin, TX Bringing together two related fields—privacy and security—helping you see beyond your role in order to excel in your role. Call for Proposals Closes February 18th, at 11:59…
Oct 22 – Oct 26 all-day Brussels
The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners first met in 1979. It has been the premier global forum for data protection authorities for over three decades. The Conference seeks to provide leadership at…
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day London
The high pace of technology, particularly after the long wave of industrialization and artificial intelligence, has altered the way we see the universe. The human contribution to almost every field became passé, and now it…
Nov 9 all-day New York City
The SECOND Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop will take place on November 9, 2018 at Fordham University School of Law On behalf of the members of the Program Committee—Helen Nissenbaum, Kathy Strandburg, Joe Turow, Frank Pasquale, and Arvind…
Nov 26 – Nov 29 all-day
Certification Training 26–27 November Workshops 27 November Conference 28–29 November Brussels Your source for European policy debate, multi-level strategic thinking and thought-provoking discussion. Call for Proposals Closes March 18th, at 11:59 PM, EDT.
Nov 27 @ 4:36 pm – 5:36 pm
Join us in Brussels for multi-level strategic thinking, nuanced discussion and thought leadership. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Charbonneau. Amanda is happy to help you throughout the process and will monitor the…
Jan 28 all-day
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first…
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day Bruseels
The 11th edition of the international conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection – CPDP2018, which took place last week, was a great success! So many people have contributed in so many ways to make this…
Sep 22 @ 3:34 pm – Sep 25 @ 4:34 pm
Certification Training September 22-23 Workshops September 23 Conference September 24-25 Las Vegas
Oct 13 all-day Tirana, Albania
The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) will hold its 41st annual meeting in Tirana, Albania in October 2019, announced John Edwards, Chair of the ICDPPC. “The Conference has not previously met…
Nov 18 @ 3:36 pm – Nov 21 @ 4:36 pm
Certification Training 18-19 November Workshops 19 November Conference 20-21 November Brussels

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May
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Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro ’18) @ San Francisco
May 24 all-day
Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro ’18) @ San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States

Arvind Narayanan and I are excited to announce that the Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro ’18) will return in May 2018, once again co-located with the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.

The first ConPro brought together researchers from a wide range of disciplines, united by a shared goal of promoting consumer welfare through empirical computer science research. The topics ranged from potentially misleading online transactions to emerging biomedical technologies. Discussions were consistently insightful. For example, one talk explored the observed efficacy of various technical and non-technical civil interventions against online crime. Several—including a panel with technical and policy experts—considered steps that researchers can take to make their work more usable by policymakers, such as examining and documenting the agreement between researched practices and a company’s public statements.

We think the first workshop was a success. Participants were passionate about the social impact of their own research, and just as passionate in encouraging similarly thoughtful but dramatically different work. We aim to foster and build this engaged and supportive community.

As a result, we are thrilled to be organizing a second ConPro. Our interests lie wherever computer science intersects with consumer protection, including security, e-crime, algorithmic fairness, privacy, usability, and much more. Our stellar program committee reflects this range of interests. Check out the call for papers for more information. The submission deadline is January 23, 2018, and we look forward to reading this year’s great work!

May
30
Wed
11th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC 2018) @ Washington, D.C.
May 30 @ 9:09 pm – May 31 @ 10:09 pm
11th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC 2018) @ Washington, D.C. | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

11th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC 2018), to be held WednesdayThursday, May 30–31 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in DC.

PLSC is a paper workshop. There is no opportunity or obligation to publish flowing from it. Our goal is simply to improve and provide support for in-progress scholarship. To do so, PLSC assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss the papers. Scholars from many disciplines (psychology/economics, sociology, philosophy, political science, computer science, and even math) also participate.

We follow a format where a discussant, rather than the author, introduces and leads a discussion on the paper.  There are no panels nor talking heads, and everyone is a “participant.” Participation is by invitation only; please do not transfer this invite to another person.
PLSC is co-sponsored by the George Washington University Law School and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS & OUTLINES

If you would like to workshop a paper, please create an account on our conference management system, and submit a title, short abstract that grounds your work in a literature (see below), and high-level outline by Friday, December 22, 2017: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/PLSC2018

Email Chris ([email protected]) if you encounter any problems.

We will announce accepted abstracts on January 19, 2017.

Workshop versions of the paper will be due April 27, 2018.  There is no commitment (or opportunity) to publish.

Please note, there is a large and growing list of privacy scholarship. For instance, the SSRN eJournal for privacy has over 3,000 papers, and this excludes pre-internet works, books, and scholarship from non-legal fields. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/JELJOUR_Results.cfm?form_name=journalbrowse&journal_id=1125502

In writing your abstract, please situate your project in a literature. If your topic is too new or spans multiple literatures, please indicate this. Please also explain the contribution your work makes to the literature.

The Program Committee has adopted new rules on sponsored scholarship at PLSC. We will not accept papers that are subject to pre-publication review/veto, or those where the sponsor controls the content of the paper. We furthermore require a conflicts of interest statement on scholarship.

When we survey participants, the most common complaint surrounds late papers.  Thus, we reserve the right to cancel workshops if the paper draft is not provided sufficiently in advance for meaningful evaluation by participants.

Conference participants will be expected to read the papers in advance.  Thus, please calendar two days of preparation time in advance of PLSC.

HOTEL

We do not have a hotel block because we’ve found that participants can easily locate rooms in DC.

Be seeing you at PLSC 2018,

Chris Jay Hoofnagle & Dan Solove

Program Committee
Franziska Boehm, University of Münster
Ryan Calo, University of Washington
Danielle Citron, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Julie Cohen, Georgetown University Law Center
Deven Desai, Georgia Institute of Technology
Woodrow Hartzog, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law
Kristy Hughes, University of Cambridge
William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center
Paul Schwartz, Berkeley Law
Priscilla Regan, George Mason University
Neil Richards, Washington University Law

Jun
1
Fri
Privacy Workshop Sydney @ Sydney
Jun 1 all-day
Privacy Workshop Sydney @ Sydney | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia

BIOMETRICS INSTITUTE PRIVACY WORKSHOP | 1 JUNE 2018 | DARLING HARBOUR SYDNEY

This half-day workshop will take place alongside the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2018.

Details will be announced shortly.

For further information, please contact Christine at [email protected]

Jun
5
Tue
2018 Epic Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner @ Washington, D.C.
Jun 5 all-day
Jun
13
Wed
Annual Privacy Forum 2018: Call for papers @ Barcelona
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day
Annual Privacy Forum 2018: Call for papers @ Barcelona | Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain

ENISA’s Annual Privacy Forum (APF) is to be held on the 13th and 14th June 2018 in Barcelona, in co-operation with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Telefonica.

Call for papers for APF 2018 is now openSubmission until 30th of March 2018.

Papers presenting original work on the themes of data protection and privacy and their repercussions on technology, business, government, law, society and policy are invited. An inter-disciplinary approach is high in demand for APF2018 to contribute to bridging the gap between research, business models and policy, much like proposing new models and interpretations. APF2018 seeks contributions from policy makers and implementers, Data Protection Authorities, industry, consultants, NGOs and the civil society.

Student Papers. In order to promote participation of young researchers, the submission of papers by students is encouraged. These papers will be treated as thoroughly as full papers, but can be shorter and reflect novel thinking that might not have been fully elaborated just yet.

Short Papers. In addition to student papers, short papers are invited as this call is open to anyone who has a sketch of an idea, opinion or a call for collaboration.

For more information, please visit: APF2018 Call for papers.

Jun
25
Mon
Brussels Privacy Hub 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School: Putting the GDPR into Practice & in Context @ Brussels
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
Brussels Privacy Hub 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School: Putting the GDPR into Practice & in Context @ Brussels | Ixelles | Bruxelles | Belgium
The 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School will equip participants to adequately tackle the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and prepare them for the many challenges ahead. This practical dimension will be combined with a more general exploration of the evolving global and European privacy landscape, with a particular emphasis on transatlantic issues, and current policy debates.
Topics
Privacy and Data Protection: Introduction and recent developments in jurisprudence
The GDPR: Key issues
Data subject’s rights and remedies
Obligations of data controllers and processors
Behavioural advertising
E-Privacy
How to do a D/PIA including practical session
European Data Protection Board
* International data transfers in EU data protection law
* Data protection: An international perspective
* Data Protection and humanitarian action
*Privacy professionals in the private sector
* EU data protection law, police and criminal justice 
* GDPR Case Studies
Lecturers
Cecilia Alvarez (Pfizer)
Istvan Böröcz (d.pia.lab, LSTS, VUB)
Cedric Burton (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)
Christopher Docksey (Hon. Director General, EDPS)
Gloria González Fuster (Brussels Privacy Hub, LSTS, VUB)
Graham Greenleaf (University of New South Wales)
Hielke Hijmans (Brussels Privacy Hub, LSTS, VUB)
Dariusz Kloza (d.pia.lab, LSTS, VUB)
Christopher Kuner (Brussels Privacy Hub, LSTS, VUB)
Massimo Marelli (International Committee of the Red Cross Data Protection Office)
Juraj Sajfert (European Commission)
Brendan Van Alsenoy (Legal Advisor, Belgian Privacy Commission & Affiliated Researcher, Centre for IT & IP Law, KU Leuven)
Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius (LSTS, VUB & Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Programme
Find a provisional programme here. Please note that the programme may be subject to change.
Registration
  • Early bird registration: 30 March 2018
  • Standard registration: 1 June 2018
Jun
27
Wed
June Privacy Lab – Social Engineering Workshop @ San Francisco
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
June Privacy Lab - Social Engineering Workshop @ San Francisco  | San Francisco | California | United States

This workshop is led by the 2X second place winner of the Social Engineering Capture the Flag (CTF) at DEF CON. Rachel will share her preparation techniques for competing in social engineering contests and social engineering stories from the field, along with an interactive workshop on open source intelligence (OSINT) research and application methods for conducting an effective social engineering campaign. This will include a review of how social engineers conduct research through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and an interactive mini-OSINT CTF with prizes for the teams who find the greatest number of flags!

Rachel is the CEO & Co-founder of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training them on social engineering risks. Rachel also was a winner two years in a row in the DEF CON hacking conference’s Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest. In her remaining spare time, Rachel works as the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) where she empowers women to lead the converging fields. After she gets to inbox zero, she watches David Lynch movies with her husband named Evan and pup named Snugs.

Jul
2
Mon
PL&B 31st Annual International Conference @ United Kingdom
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day
PL&B 31st Annual International Conference @ United Kingdom  | England | United Kingdom
31st Annual International Conference – Navigating GDPR: The art of the possible

The conference is held at St John’s College, Cambridge, where participants will enjoy the excellent refurbished facilities at the new conference centre. Come and experience a classic Cambridge college and walk across the Bridge of Sighs.

This residential conference is an opportunity to enjoy a unique friendly summer school atmosphere, while mingling with a group of Data Protection Commissioners, privacy managers, specialist lawyers and academics from many countries.

The conference brings you into close contact with privacy regulators, challenges conventional wisdom, offers good networking experience and provides excellent value for money.

2018 Conference themes:
– GDPR national implementation
– Tensions between the UK and the GDPR
– Future EU adequacy decisions regarding 3rd countries
– A risk-based data protection strategy
– Personal data as an asset
– Data compliance and innovation
– Value added certification
– Privacy and genetic data
– Competition and privacy regulators working together The GDPR and the EU e-Privacy Regulation
– The future of retailing
– Blockchain as a data protection and security tool
– Fines and other sanctions
– Employee issues: profiling, training
– Cloud and data sovereignty

CPD Points:
Each day’s attendance qualifies for 7 CPD points. Every Privacy Laws & Business event qualifies for accredited CPD hours for the purposes of the England and Wales Solicitors Regulation Authority’s requirements. Please quote AQJ/PLBU when applying for the points with the SRA.

Jul
24
Tue
8th International Data Privacy Summit @ Austin, Texas
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day
8th International Data Privacy Summit @ Austin, Texas | Austin | Texas | United States

We are delighted to announce Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 summit. As President of the French Data Protection Authority and former Chair of the EU Article 29 Working Party, Isabelle is truly a global influencer. She led the EU process to develop the general Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that take effect in May 2018, granting individuals tough new privacy protections for personal data.

Our 8th annual conference will be the biggest yet in a game-changing year, as GDPR become a significant influence on multi-national corporations’ management of individuals’ personal data, irrespective of where they are headquartered.

Places are limited so please register today to join us at the 2018 Data Privacy summit.

When: July 24th – 26th 2018.

Where: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, University of Texas, Austin. TX

Attendance: Free to the public or to watch via live-streaming video.

A limited number of reserved seats are available plus optional off-campus tours to explore Austin’s innovative technology and health communities, tickets to the July 24th Celebration of Privacy Gala Dinner when Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin will receive the Louis D Brandeis Privacy Award.

More details to follow.

Sep
13
Thu
Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity @ Princeton
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day
Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity @ Princeton | Princeton | New Jersey | United States

The aim of the symposium is to foster communication among diverse communities of research and practice that have used the theory of contextual integrity as a framework to reason about, design and evaluate, craft regulation for, and generate formal logics for privacy. After the success of a half-day meeting in Fall 2017, we are excited to follow up with a more comprehensive event to foster discussion across a broader spectrum of disciplines. The Symposium will feature a combination of invited and submitted works.

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