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FAT* Conference 2018 @ New York
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day
FAT* Conference 2018 @ New York | New York | New York | United States

Artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning are being adopted in a growing number of contexts. Fueled by big data, these systems filter, sort, score, recommend, personalize, and otherwise shape human experiences of socio-technical systems. Although these systems bring myriad benefits, they also contain inherent risks, such as codifying and entrenching biases; reducing accountability and hindering due process; and increasing the information assymmetry between data producers and data holders.

FAT* is an annual conference dedicating to bringing together a diverse community to investigate and tackle issues in this emerging area. FAT* builds upon several years of successful workshops on the topics of fairness, accountability, transparency, ethics, and interpretability in machine learning, recommender systems, the web, and other technical disciplines.

Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC Barcelona) @ Barcelona
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm
Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC Barcelona) @ Barcelona | Barcelona | Catalunya | Spain

Mobile World Congress (MWC) organised by GSMA, is the world’s largest gathering for the
mobile industry, held in Barcelona, Spain every year. This year this world class mobile conference
is going to be held between 26th Feb – 1st March 2018. Top industry leaders, vendors, speakers,
exhibitors, visitors will get-together in this top notch mobile industry trade show in Barcelona

CDN Solutions Group, a leading App Development Company, recently confirmed its presence in
Mobile World Congress 2018 event. They will be available at stand 7L81 in Hall 7.
CDN Solutions Group is an award winning app development company recognized for its
innovative, qualitative and timely work. At MWC 2018 Barcelona, we will showcase cutting edge
mobile technology solutions at our booth that we recently have developed with a strong focus on
Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), iBeacon, Hardware
Integration, Wearable Technology, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, etc. Know more at: –

Whether you are into Manufacturing, Banking and Finance, Stock Exchange, Investment Industry,
Startups, Consumer Centric Sector, Retail, Real Estate, eCommerce, Enterprises, Energy,
Healthcare, Materials, Information Technology, Utilities, Automobiles, Entertainment, Hotel and
Restaurant, or Travel industry, we assure you to understand and resolve your business technical pain

Schedule a Meeting to Join Us in Mobile World Congress 2018 Barcelona
The delegates of CDN Solutions Group will showcase some of the mobile industry’s essential
insights on current and future technologies. Be sure to stop by our booth 7L81, Hall 7 in Fira de
Barcelona, Spain Mobile World Congress 2018 to speak with one of our mobility experts and see
how we can provide innovative mobility solutions to power your business. Fix a meeting with us to

meet in MWC 2018 Barcelona here at

Being an exhibitor at Mobile World Congress 2018 Barcelona we are entitled to receive limited
number of free e-invites and would be happy to invite prospects who are interested to do business
with us. So if you have something you would like us to design and develop , we can be your best
software development partner. Contact us here to meet in Mobile World Congress 2018 Barcelona: –

PrivacyConnect Paris @ Paris, France
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
PrivacyConnect Paris @ Paris, France | Paris | Île-de-France | France
PrivacyConnect GDPR workshops are free, practitioner-focused half-day events. Through a combination of structured educational sessions, peer-led discussions, and networking, PrivacyConnect GDPR workshops offer a unique professional development opportunity. Hear interesting privacy program use cases, network with privacy peers, and learn practical GDPR compliance tips that you can execute on immediately.

The PrivacyConnect Workshop offers attendees:

4.5 IAPP CPE credit hours
Comprehensive handbook with session content
The Official GDPR text pocket reference book
Access to free software tools and how-to guides on the topics covered
Complimentary lunch and breaks throughout the day
Cocktail Hour and networking after the workshop

*Please note that the PrivacyConnect Workshop & materials will be presented in French.

International Privacy+Security Forum @ Washington, D.C.
Feb 26 @ 1:35 pm – Feb 27 @ 2:35 pm
International Privacy+Security Forum @ Washington, D.C. | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The International Privacy + Security Forum brings together global leaders in privacy and security.

This event seeks to explore privacy and security by focusing internationally.

Learn in detail about GDPR, privacy + security in Latin America, Asia, and around the world.

It is time to recognize in the US the importance of international privacy + security regulation.

Who Attends: Privacy Professionals, Security Professionals, Chief Information Officers, Attorneys, Academics, Experts from NGOs & Thinks Tanks, Technologists, Policymakers

Speakers 2018:

Paul M. Schwartz – Jefferson E. Peyser Professor University of California Berkeley School of Law
Daniel Solove – John Marshall Harlan Research Professor George Washington University Law School

Call for Speakers:

Are you interested in speaking or leading one of the sessions at the International Privacy + Security Forum? Speaker proposals are due by Nov. 16, 2017.

CLE + CPE Credits:

Participants are eligible to receive CLE credits with most state bars and CPE credits with IAPP and ISC2.

Day 1: February 26, 2018

07:30am-09:00am Breakfast
09:00am-10:15am Session 1
10:15am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:00pm Session 2
12:00pm-01:30pm Lunch
01:30pm-02:45pm Session 3
02:45pm 03:15pm Break
03:15pm-04:30pm Session 4
05:00pm-06:00pm Reception

Day 2: February 27, 2018

07:30am-08:50am Breakfast
08:50am-10:00am Session 1
10:00am-10:20am Break
10:20am-11:30am Session 2
11:30am-12:50pm Lunch
12:50pm-02:00pm Session 3
02:00pm-02:10pm Break
02:10pm-03:20pm Session 4
03:20pm-03:50pm Break
03:50pm-05:00pm Session 5

Level 101

Rigorous session not requiring a lot of background knowledge.

Level 201

Advanced session requiring background knowledge.

Level 301

Advanced and highly-focused session requiring deep background knowledge.

Event Sessions

All event sessions are held on February 26-27, 2018. They are 1 hour and 10 minutes long. All sessions are included in the event registration fee.

Key Federal and State Regulatory and Enforcement Trends in Privacy to Watch in 2018– Direct from the Regulators
Feb 26 @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Key Federal and State Regulatory and Enforcement Trends in Privacy to Watch in 2018– Direct from the Regulators

Please join us at the upcoming Washington, DC KnowledgeNet Chapter meeting for a panel discussion centered on 2018 policy and legal trends by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general in the areas of data privacy and security. Learn how these federal and state regulators are approaching privacy issues and initiating enforcement actions.

Hear From:

  • Sean Reyes, Attorney General, State of Utah
  • Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Check out the Privacy Advisor featuring an interview with Sean Reyes


  • Divonne Smoyer, CIPP/US, Partner, Reed Smith
What Can Be Done to Protect Endangered Government Data? @ Washington D.C.
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
What Can Be Done to Protect Endangered Government Data? @ Washington D.C.  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The federal government has made significant strides towards making vast amounts of government data freely available to the public, and businesses, researchers, civil society groups, journalists, and many others have put open data to good use. However, recent events suggest that some open government data may be at risk. For example, in February 2017, the Department of Agriculture abruptly blocked public access to an animal abuse database used by businesses across the country; in March 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would no longer ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to National Survey on Older Americans Act participants, sacrificing a valuable opportunity to collect data about pressing intersectional social issues; and in October 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual report on crime statistics with 70 percent fewer data tables than the prior year’s report.

As part of Endangered Data Week, the Center for Data Innovation will host a panel discussion about the risks to open government data, especially in agencies that are underfunded and understaffed, and what can be done to protect this data in the years to come.

The event will be live-streamed on Follow the conversation on Twitter using #datainnovation.

The 8th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers @ Capitol Hill
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FPF is excited to announce that the 8th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers will open with remarks by FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, followed by facilitated discussions of the year’s leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers. We will hear from distinguished academic speakers:

  • Solon Barocas, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science at Cornell University
  • Ryan Calo, Associate Professor of Law, University of Washington
  • Woodrow Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science, Northeastern University
  • Elizabeth E. Joh, Professor of Law, U.C. Davis School of Law
  • Karen Levy, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science at Cornell University
  • Paul M. Schwartz, Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School

A print copy of the Privacy Papers for Policymakers publication will be distributed at the event, but you can also review summaries of the papers in advance.

The program will conclude with a reception. This event is free, open to the general public, and widely attended. Please register ASAP as space is limited.

February Privacy Lab – Employee/Applicant Data and D&I @ San Francisco
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
February Privacy Lab - Employee/Applicant Data and D&I @ San Francisco | Santa Clara | California | United States
  • Alicia Gray – Trust & Privacy Manager, Mozilla
  • Shoshana Isaac – Employment Atty, Mozilla
  • Jackie Wilkosz – Senior Privacy Council and HR privacy lead at Intuit
Moderator: Lydia F. de la Torre (Data Protection Professor/Santa Clara Law School)
Topic: Employee/Applicant Data and D&I
Location: Santa Clara University, Nobili Hall dinning room
PrivacyCon 2018 @ Washington, D.C.
Feb 28 all-day
PrivacyCon 2018 @ Washington, D.C. | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Building on the success of its two previous PrivacyCon events, the Federal Trade Commission announced a call for presentations for its third PrivacyCon, which will take place on February 28, 2018.

The 2018 PrivacyCon will expand collaboration among leading privacy and security researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and the government. As part of this initiative, the FTC is seeking general research that explores the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The 2018 event will focus on the economics of privacy including how to quantify the harms that result from companies’ failure to secure consumer information, and how to balance the costs and benefits of privacy-protective technologies and practices.

The PrivacyCon call for presentations seeks research and input on a wide range of issues and questions to build on previously presented research and promote discussion, including:

  • What are the greatest threats to consumer privacy today?  What are the costs of mitigating these threats? How are the threats evolving? How does the evolving nature of the threats impact consumer welfare and the costs of mitigation?
  • How can companies weigh the costs and benefits of security-by-design techniques and privacy-protective technologies and behaviors? How can companies weigh the costs and benefits of individual tools or practices?
  • How can companies assess consumers’ privacy preferences?
  • Are there market failures (e.g. information asymmetries, externalities) in the area of privacy and data security? If so, what tools and strategies can businesses or consumers use to overcome or mitigate those failures? How can policymakers address those failures?

Submissions for PrivacyCon must be made by November 17, 2017.

PrivacyCon is free and open to the public, and will be held at the FTC’s Constitution Center Office, located at 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC. PrivacyCon will also be webcast live. The webcast link will appear at the top of this page approximately 10 minutes before the conference begins.

Also, in an effort to encourage the next generation of privacy and data security researchers, the FTC will host a PrivacyCon Student Poster Session, which will coincide with PrivacyCon and be hosted in the conference rooms of the FTC’s Constitution Center Office, adjacent to the auditorium where PrivacyCon will be presented. PrivacyCon presenters and attendees will be encouraged to view the posters and interact with students, including during the lunch break.

FPF Student Privacy Bootcamp (Austin) @ Austin, TX
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
FPF Student Privacy Bootcamp (Austin) @ Austin, TX | Austin | Texas | United States

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is hosting a free “Student Privacy Boot Camp for K-12 ed tech companies.

The goal of the training program is to gather ed tech companies – startups, small- and medium-sized companies – for detailed legal and policy presentations to help them understand the regulatory requirements and industry best practices to properly handle student educational data in a complex and rapidly changing environment.

Presenters and panelists come from individual schools or districts, the Department of Education, and a variety of education-focused advocacy and policy organizations.

No more than 2 people per ed tech company may attend the event.


Draft Agenda

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Welcome Comments and Introductions

  • Amelia Vance, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

9:20 – 9:50 AM


9:50 – 10:45 PM

Understanding Parent, Advocate, and Policy Concerns

  • Bill Fitzgerald, Common Sense Media
  • Dan Crowley, Quizlet
  • Elana Zeide, Visiting Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University, School of Law

10:45 – 12:15 PM


  • Michael Hawes, Director of Student Privacy Policy, U.S. Department of Education
  • Linnette Attai, Founder, PlayWell LLC

12:15 – 1:15 PM


1:15 – 2:15 PM

State Laws

  • Linnette Attai, Founder, PlayWell LLC
  • Amelia Vance, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

2:15 – 2:45 PM

Interoperability and Privacy

3:15 – 3:30 PM


3:30 – 4:15 PM


  • Bill Fitzgerald, Common Sense Media
  • Jim Siegl, Technology Architect, Fairfax County Public Schools

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Needs of the Buyer: Privacy Policies and the Role of Contracts

  • Kim Nesmith, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Jim Siegl, Technology Architect, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Melissa Tebbenkamp, Director of Instructional Technology, Raytown Quality Schools

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