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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…
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Bahen Centre for Information Technology
George J. Tomko, Ph.D. Abstract: SmartData is the evolution of Privacy by Design – PbD 2.0, which moves control from the organization and places it directly in the hands of the data subject, where it…
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Konstantinos N. (Kostas) Plataniotis Abstract: The recent rise of artificial intelligence (AI) can be attributed to the success of deep neural networks (DNN) in tasks, such as image classification and natural language processing.  The availability…
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Buffalo Billiards
 
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
May 25th didn’t just mark the start of the GDPR Enforcement Era, it also saw the arrival of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Replacing the Article 29 Working Party, this new body is at…
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Brookings Institution Saul/Zilkha room
Following a series of data breaches and privacy scandals, most notably the controversy surrounding Facebook’s engagement with political firm Cambridge Analytica, there has been increasing discussion over whether Congress should establish comprehensive legislation to protect…
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Uber, San Francisco
Please join us on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 6-8pm at Uber (555 Market Street, San Francisco) for a Privacy by Design panel. Moderator: Zach Singleton, Privacy Product Manager, Uber Panelists: Hannah Poteat, Privacy Counsel…
Aug 16 @ 11:59 am – Aug 23 @ 11:59 pm
Submission site: TBD Abstract Deadline: pre-registration at 11:59PM August 16, 2018 AoE Full paper submission: 11:59PM August 23, 2018 AoE Notification Date: October 12, 2018 Conference Date: late January/early February 2019
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
While the GDPR has dominated the compliance agenda for the past two years, and will continue to be a major focus of attention for the foreseeable future, the reality is most companies have to address…
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day Washington DC
 
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 13 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm National Press Club
What is the Policymaker Roundtable? At the Policymaker Roundtable, leading privacy professionals meet with key domestic and international policymakers to engage in a candid and constructive dialogue about recent developments in privacy law, regulation  and enforcement.  ​…
Sep 19 all-day Croke Park, Dublin
What is the Data Summit? Data Summit Dublin is a one-day event which provides a unique opportunity to hear leading international, European and Irish speakers debate the social, technical, ethical and cultural issues that arise…
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
With UK firm, Dixons Carphone, reporting the first major breach of the GDPR Era impacting up to 5.9 million card payments and 1.2 million customer records, the investigations begin. No company wants to find themselves…
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 1 @ 11:59 pm
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 1 October 2018 (23:59 CET) Notification to authors: Monday 3 December 2018 Submit papers to: https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=73289956.qcZYoOQbJbUJgoKs
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 16 @ 6:00 pm NYU Skirball Center
 
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Washington, DC
 
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…
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
While the regulation is still being finalized, and the implementation date has not been officially set, the ePrivacy Regulation is likely to have a significant impact on how companies do business. This webinar will provide…
Oct 29 @ 2:47 pm – Oct 30 @ 3:47 pm Habima National Theater
About the Summit Hosted by Israel’s Prime Minister, we will meet on 29-30 October in ‘Habima’ National Theater in Tel Aviv, Israel, for a dialogue about the world’s most forward-thinking approaches to transportation, cutting-edge technologies and…
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 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Amsterdam Science Park
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) kindly requests you to save the date for the ‘CWI Lectures on Privacy and Security’ on 15 November 2018. The symposium is aimed towards a general academic audience. The program…

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8th International Summit on the Future of Data Privacy @ Austin, Texas
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day
8th International Summit on the Future of Data Privacy @ 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.

SmartData: The Return of Embodied Cognition: Developing Intelligent Agents | Seminar @ Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SmartData: The Return of Embodied Cognition: Developing Intelligent Agents | Seminar @ Bahen Centre for Information Technology | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

George J. Tomko, Ph.D.

Abstract: SmartData is the evolution of Privacy by Design – PbD 2.0, which moves control from the organization and places it directly in the hands of the data subject, where it belongs. Instead of having a one-to-many oversight mechanism wherein one organization is responsible for protecting the privacy of many individuals, the goal is to evolve a one-to-one oversight mechanism whereby an individual would be responsible for one set of personal data – one’s own data.  In a world where personal information can increasingly be transmitted and used in multiple locations simultaneously, protecting privacy may only truly be accomplished if the information itself becomes ‘intelligent’ and capable of making appropriate decisions, relating to its release, on behalf of the data subject. In other words, the data must become “smart.” Accordingly, protecting privacy and security becomes a multi-domain task, where each domain must be seamlessly integrated into a functioning whole which we call SmartData.  However, using deep learning techniques alone becomes problematic in terms of seamlessly integrating many domains, current and future, into a functioning whole that can also learn online.

Instead, the proposed methodology for SmartData is based upon embodied software agents within a virtual world, learning models of the world within a framework of evolutionary computation and dynamical systems. Embodied cognition is a growing field of research that emphasizes the formative role that both an agent’s “body” and the environment will play in the development of cognitive processes, primarily through the role of evolved primary actions. The general theory posits that these processes develop when tightly-coupled systems emerge from real-time, goal-directed interactions between agents and their environments, in our case, in a simulated virtual environment. The goal of SmartData is to surpass current limited and brittle data protection methods by being able to respond to unforeseen situations (exceptions to the rules), adapt to these novel circumstances, and provide an accurate, nuanced and contextual representation of an individual’s privacy and data security preferences.

Bio: Adjunct Professor in Computer Science at Ryerson University and Expert-in-Residence at IPSI (Privacy, Security and Identity Institute) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tomko invented the privacy-enhancing technology “Biometric Encryption,” as well as “Anonymous Database,” both of which were the subject of patents. Later he invented “SmartData,” and is presently working on developing SmartData Intelligent Agents. Dr. Tomko holds over a dozen patents in the areas of optical computing and biometric encryption. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto as well as undergraduate degrees in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA. He was Vice-President and General Manager of Chubb Security, after which he co-founded two technology companies where he served as President and CEO, one of which he took public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He also served as Chairman of Photonics Research Ontario, an Ontario Centre of Excellence.  Dr. Tomko began his professional career as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy branch) where he served on submarines and destroyers and also designed anti-missile electronic countermeasure systems.

Machine Learning in Engineering: Panacea or Deep Trouble? | Seminar @ Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Machine Learning in Engineering: Panacea or Deep Trouble? | Seminar @ Bahen Centre for Information Technology | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Konstantinos N. (Kostas) Plataniotis

Abstract: The recent rise of artificial intelligence (AI) can be attributed to the success of deep neural networks (DNN) in tasks, such as image classification and natural language processing.  The availability of curated, large scale and diverse data sets, access to powerful computing infrastructure, and theoretical advances are the main driving factors behind the resurgence. Machine learning (ML), deep neural nets, smart analytics are all trending tools promising disruptive contributions capable of solving real-world problems. Thus, it is not surprising to see a sustained push from industry, policy makers, and government bodies towards accelerating developments in machine learning. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an environmental scan of the research landscape, introduce, in a tutorial style, aspects of the research machinery, and discuss intuition, utility and expectations.

Bio: Konstantinos N. (Kostas) Plataniotis is a Professor and the Bell Canada Chair in Multimedia with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is the co-founder and inaugural Director-Research for the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute (IPSI), University of Toronto, and he served as the Director of the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), University of Toronto, from January 2010 to July 2012. His research interests are knowledge and digital media design, multimedia systems, biometrics, image and signal processing, communications systems, and machine learning. Dr. Plataniotis is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He was the IEEE Signal Processing Society Vice President for Membership (2014–2016) and he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS, as Technical Co-Chair of the IEEE 2013 International Conference in Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, and as General Co-Chair for the 2017 IEEE GlobalSIP Conference. Dr. Plataniotis is the General Co-Chair for the 2018 International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP-18) and the General Co-Chair for the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2021).

Internet Law & Policy Trivia Night @ Buffalo Billiards
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
25
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Getting to Know the New European Data Protection Board (EDPB) @ Online
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Getting to Know the New European Data Protection Board (EDPB) @ Online

May 25th didn’t just mark the start of the GDPR Enforcement Era, it also saw the arrival of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Replacing the Article 29 Working Party, this new body is at the centre of the new data protection landscape in the EU with a remit to ensure that the data protection law is applied consistently across the EU and to ensure effective cooperation amongst Data Protection Authorities. The Board will not only issue guidelines on the interpretation of core concepts of the GDPR, but also be called to rule by binding decisions on disputes regarding cross-border processing.

This webinar will introduce the new GDPR enforcer and provide insights and best practices to help you understand the latest regulatory priorities including GDPR certification and ePrivacy Regulation.

Can’t make it? Register anyway – we’ll automatically send you an email with both the slides and recording after the webinar!

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The future of online privacy: To legislate or not @ Brookings Institution Saul/Zilkha room
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The future of online privacy: To legislate or not @ Brookings Institution Saul/Zilkha room  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Following a series of data breaches and privacy scandals, most notably the controversy surrounding Facebook’s engagement with political firm Cambridge Analytica, there has been increasing discussion over whether Congress should establish comprehensive legislation to protect American consumers’ online privacy. Achieving broad privacy legislation will be a challenge for legislators, given the rapid pace of innovation, but in the coming months, Congress may feel compelled to act. With the recent implications of the EU’s adoption of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), public pressure may also encourage congressional action.

On July 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a panel discussion to explore a comprehensive framework for U.S. privacy legislation. The discussion will address both the opportunities and challenges associated with such legislation during a period where big data analytics are fueling the new economy and online consumer data is being manipulated and mined for undemocratic purposes. What should be included in federal privacy legislation? Is either the GDPR or the California Consumer Privacy Act a good model?  What types of companies and business models should be covered by legislation? Should different types of companies in the internet ecosystem be regulated the same under a federal system? Which government entity should be responsible for enforcing online privacy guardrails?

After the session, panelists will take audience questions.

Jul
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July 2018 Privacy Lab – Privacy by Design panel @ Uber, San Francisco
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 2018 Privacy Lab - Privacy by Design panel @ Uber, San Francisco  | San Francisco | California | United States
Please join us on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 6-8pm at Uber (555 Market Street, San Francisco) for a Privacy by Design panel.
Moderator: Zach Singleton, Privacy Product Manager, Uber
Panelists:
  • Hannah Poteat, Privacy Counsel & DPO, GitHub
  • Noah Johnson, Co-founder & Chief Privacy Officer, Oasis Labs
  • Debra Farber, Sr Dir, Privacy Strategy, BigID

Doors will open at 6 & we’ll start the program at 6:30pm.

Aug
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FAT 2019 Call for Papers
Aug 16 @ 11:59 am – Aug 23 @ 11:59 pm
FAT 2019 Call for Papers

Submission site: TBD

Abstract Deadline: pre-registration at 11:59PM August 16, 2018 AoE

Full paper submission: 11:59PM August 23, 2018 AoE

Notification Date: October 12, 2018

Conference Date: late January/early February 2019

Aug
22
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Managing Multiple Compliance Priorities – GDPR, HIPAA, APEC, ISO 27001, etc. @ Online
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Managing Multiple Compliance Priorities - GDPR, HIPAA, APEC, ISO 27001, etc. @ Online

While the GDPR has dominated the compliance agenda for the past two years, and will continue to be a major focus of attention for the foreseeable future, the reality is most companies have to address a wide range of other privacy regulations encompassing multiple jurisdictions and sectors.

This webinar will review some of the top global compliance priorities and provide insights and best practices into how to balance multiple, complex compliance priorities across your organization.

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Sep
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Policymaker Roundtable @ Washington DC
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

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