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Kalinda Raina, head of global privacy at LinkedIn will share her insights on how to build privacy into your company’s corporate culture.
4-5pm – Kalinda will present, followed by Q&A
5-6pm – informal networking and small group discussions
Kalinda Raina is a privacy leader with 16+ years experience in both building privacy programs and strategies from the ground up and ensuring enterprise compliance. She is currently the Head of Global Privacy for LinkedIn and was previously Head of Privacy for the Americas at Apple and the first Chief Privacy Officer of Nintendo of America Inc. She has a real passion for developing strong privacy cultures within organizations to help ensure privacy is integrated into products and relevant to every member of the workforce.
Please join local IAPP members for an informal evening of networking. Attendees are responsible for their own expenses.
This KnowledgeNet Happy Hour is a fun and easy way to get to know other local privacy professionals. The event is open to anyone who works in or is interested in privacy. There’s no agenda, just show up and have a good time!
Please note: CPE credits are not awarded for KnowledgeNet Happy Hours.
Special thank you to Washington, DC Chapter Young Privacy Professional Leaders, James Morris, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, Booz Allen Hamilton and Bryant Fry, CIPP/US, Privacy Manager, Council of Better Business Bureaus, for organizing this happy hour.
Privacy and security legislation is often written by lawyers who lack deep technical knowledge. Georgetown Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are testing a solution: Why not pair law students with engineers and see if they can write better privacy laws?
Interdisciplinary teams, consisting of Georgetown Law students and MIT students, pitch a panel of experts on draft legislation addressing:
- Police Geolocation
- Broadband ISP Privacy
- Immigrant Surveillance
- Body Camera Surveillance
- Smart Cities
- Mobile Device Privacy
Coffee and tea will be served.
This year’s program seeks to highlight challenges to privacy posed by widespread adoption of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. One motivation for this focus stems from goals and provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including requirements for privacy and data protection by design, providing notices and information about the logic of automated decision-making, and emphasis on privacy management and accountability structures in organizations that process personal data. Interpreting and operationalizing these requirements for systems that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies is a daunting task.
As engineering is asked to play a larger role in privacy governance, software developers need tools for understanding, systematizing, and embedding privacy into systems and workflows. This work also requires greater engagement with design, legal, and public policy departments. Methods and tools for bridging privacy work across these communities are essential to success. Furthermore, research that focuses on techniques and tools that can aid the translation of legal and normative concepts into systems requirements are of great value.
Organizations also need tools for systematically evaluating whether systems fulfill users’ privacy needs and requirements and for providing necessary technical assurances. Methods that can support organizations and engineers in developing (socio-)technical systems that address these requirements is of increasing value to respond to the existing societal challenges associated with privacy.
In this context, privacy engineering research is emerging as an important topic. Engineers are increasingly expected to build and maintain privacy-preserving and data-protection compliant systems in different ICT domains such as health, energy, transportation, social computing, law enforcement, public services; based on different infrastructures such as cloud, grid, or mobile computing. While there is a consensus on the benefits of an engineering approach to privacy, concrete proposals for models, methods, techniques and tools that support engineers and organizations in this endeavor are few and in need of immediate attention. Also of great relevance are the development and evaluation of approaches that go beyond the one size fits all mantra, and that attend to the ever evolving practice of software engineering in agile service environments across different domains.
To cover this gap, the topics of the International Workshop on Privacy Engineering focus on all the aspects surrounding privacy engineering, ranging from its theoretical foundations, engineering approaches, and support infrastructures, to its practical application in projects of different scale across the software ecosystem.
Specifically, we are seeking the following kinds of papers:
1) technical papers that illustrate the engineering or application of a novel formalism, method or other research finding (e.g., engineering a privacy enhancing protocol) with preliminary evaluation;
2) experience and practice papers that describe a case study, challenge or lessons learned in a specific domain;
3) early evaluations of tools and other infrastructure that support engineering tasks in privacy requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.;
4) interdisciplinary studies or critical reviews of existing privacy engineering concepts, methods, tools and frameworks;
5) vision papers that take a clear position informed by evidence based on a thorough literature review.
The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, will host a scholars conference on the economics of digital information policy on Friday, April 27, 2018. The conference will be open to the public.
The mission of PEP is to promote the sound application of economic analysis to issues surrounding the digital information economy through original research, policy outreach, and education. The annual Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference is intended to further this goal by providing a forum to present original research on this important area of the US economy.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Please send your paper or abstract by February 19, 2018, to Jeff T. Smith, Coordinator of PEP, at [email protected]. Preference will be given to completed papers. The selection committee includes Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon), Jane Bambauer (University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law), Michael Baye (Indiana University, Kelley School of Business), James Cooper (George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School), Sasha Romanosky (RAND), Andrew Stivers (Federal Trade Commission), and Catherine Tucker (MIT, Sloan School of Management). Selections will be made by March 5, 2018.
Selected authors will receive a $300 honorarium and will be provided lodging for the night of April 26, 2018. There will be a dinner for participants on April 26. Selected authors will be responsible for submitting a final version of their paper by April 13, 2017. In addition to presenting their paper, selected authors will be expected to serve as a discussant for one paper at the conference.
The Conference will feature a luncheon keynote from Andrew E. Stivers, Deputy Director for Consumer Protection, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission.
This conference will feature 12 original research papers, including:
Are Digital Markets Different?
John Newman (University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law)
Airbnb, Anonymity, and Illegal Actors
Liad Wagman (IIT Stuart School of Business)
In four years, connect:ID, powered by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA),has become the world’s premier event dedicated to all aspects of human identity technology and its implementation in the digital, mobile, and physical domains.
The event has grown as governments, the private sector, and consumers, increasingly recognize the importance of secure identity solutions. The challenge is to understand how these systems can be used in a way that is natural and frictionless, yet is trusted, and sensitive to privacy concerns.
: Our mission…
Secure identity technology can be used in a multitude of ways. From next-generation authentication solutions for accessing digital or mobile infrastructures, to securing transactions, and delivering new, efficient ways to identify citizens.
connect:ID’s mission is to explore how secure identity technology is enhancing authentication, wherever it is used – from aviation and border control, to healthcare, finance, education and countless other markets.
We will also consider challenging issues, such as identity fraud, personal data theft, the intensification of national security threats, and cyber intrusions. Customers, employees, and citizens also need a less frustrating, yet trusted, method to authenticate their identity.
: Join us
With our comprehensive identity-solutions based exhibition, and a multitrack conference that draws together the world’s leading minds – and pioneers – connect:ID 2018 will offer users practical advice for today, examine current government policies, and provide thought-provoking insights into the future of identity.
connect:ID brings together leading experts from industry, as well as adopters and government officials, to explore the development and fusion of multiple advanced identity technologies.
Government, commercial and consumer markets are in search of answers to the growing difficulties associated with managing and securing human identity. connect:ID takes up this challenge, exploring, in-depth, these real world requirements.
RightsCon Toronto will take place from Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Access Now is thrilled to bring the seventh installment of RightsCon to Canada’s largest city for RightsCon Toronto. RightsCon Toronto will be our most important summit yet, with projections of 2,000+ active participants. This year’s program will explore pressing issues including innovation policy in Canada, free expression and protection of global journalism, gender diversity and digital inclusion, encryption and cybersecurity, and many other topics relevant to keeping the internet free, open, and secure worldwide.
Since 2011, we’ve convened the global digital rights community in many power centers around the world. For 2018, we shifted our traditional return to San Francisco, deciding to move RightsCon to a place that embodies our core principles of human rights, diversity, and inclusion. Not only is Toronto a dynamic tech hub in a country that stands counter to recent global trends of isolationism and exclusion, it’s also one of the world’s most diverse cities.
Below you will find our draft program, built by our global community, with more than 250 sessions and representing more than 70 countries. We’re excited to share with you that this year, a majority of our session organizers identify as female, and our community has grown to include 46% first-time organizers.
This is an early taste of what to expect. RightsCon Toronto will provide unparalleled opportunities to engage with community leaders in sessions, private meetings and discussions, satellite events, parties, social events, and more. Check back regularly, as we build out the program tracks, update the sessions, and add more speakers to bring you our largest, most important event yet.
Please note: RightsCon programming officially starts on May 16 and runs from 9:00am to 6:15pm each day, with closing ceremonies ending at 7:30pm on Friday, May 18.
Want to know who you will be joining in Toronto? Check out our first release of speakers here.
Join us as a volunteer at RightsCon! Learn more and apply here.
Hosted by Access Now, RightsCon is where the world’s human rights experts, business leaders, technologists, engineers, investors, activists, and government representatives come together to share ideas, build strategies, showcase new technologies, and create tomorrow’s internet. It is an energizing reminder of the existence of a powerful global digital rights community that is determined to defend human rights and keep the internet open and free.
Convened in locations that are power centers for the internet, RightsCon has begun rotating each year around the world to various global cities. Importantly, our conference programming is shaped by our participants, with an an explicit focus on driving to the outcomes they define. Our goal is to ensure that the RightsCon community affects real and positive change in the world. In March of 2017, we had more than 250 community-led, groundbreaking sessions at RightsCon Brussels. You can find the sessions in our official program.
In 2018, RightsCon will be hosted in Toronto, Canada. To get updates on RightsCon Toronto, be sure to sign up to our newsletter for updates.