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IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
Nov 18 @ 3:36 pm – Nov 21 @ 4:36 pm

Certification Training 18-19 November
Workshops 19 November
Conference 20-21 November

3rd Annual Brussels Privacy Symposium @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Nov 19 all-day
3rd Annual Brussels Privacy Symposium @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel | Elsene | Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest | Belgium

The 2019 Brussels Privacy Symposium is the third annual academic program jointly presented by the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and is a global convening of practical, applicable, substantive privacy research and scholarship.

The Symposium will draw on the expertise of leading EU and US academics, industry practitioners, and policy makers to highlight innovative research on emerging privacy issues.

Where: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 5, 1050, Brussel 

FOSI 2019 Annual Conference – 2020 Vision: The Future of Online Safety @ United States Institute of Peace
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join us for FOSI’s Annual Conference entitled “2020 Vision: The Future of Online Safety”. Leaders from industry, government, law enforcement and non-profits will come together to collaborate and innovate new solutions to Internet safety challenges. There will be keynotes, plenary panels, breakout sessions, alongside exhibits and a networking reception.

Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) @ Grand Nile Tower (Grand Hayat)
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

The 1st Edition of the international conference on FNSSA is organized by the Agro-Food Industries Alliance (funded by Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt), World Food Program, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT, Alexandria), Alexandria University, Egypt, and IEREK – International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange in collaboration with Springer as a publishing partner.

To take place in Cairo from 1 to 3 December of 2019, the conference will be an opportunity to present and discuss the newest researches related to food, nutrition and sustainable agriculture as well as to shed light on their relationships with the industry. The scientific committee welcomes contributions from academics, researchers and interested participants.

IAPP: What to Do When Consent Doesn’t Work under CCPA
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In addition to other benefits, the California Consumer Privacy Act enhances privacy for individuals when data uses cannot be adequately served using consent alone. The CCPA provides incentives for companies to implement safeguards that reduce data privacy risk from even occurring in the first place. Under the CCPA, this can be accomplished by leveraging new technically enforced, risk-based deidentification controls.

Benefits of Non-Consent Processing (via DeIdentification)

Processing data under the CCPA’s deidentification requirements brings many benefits. They include:

For individuals and society:
+Consumer benefits from data processing that is not well supported via opt-in/consent requirements because of the complexity of processing and difficulty of explanation.
+Societal benefits from having more representative, non-discriminatory data to train accurate and representative artificial intelligence and machine learning models.

For data controllers and processors:
+Greater flexibility in complying with data subject requests to delete data.
+Enhanced ability to lawfully share and combine data with third parties.
+Requirements for Non-Consent Processing (via DeIdentification)

Processing protected personal information via CCPA deidentification exceptions requires that proper technical and organizational safeguards are in place.

Those requirements include:
+CCPA increases deidentification standards to a new “2020 De-ID Standard”
+The 2020 De-ID Standard under the CCPA now requires:
+Technical safeguards to prevent recipients of protected information from inadmissibly re-identifying individuals when used on a distributed, multi-party basis.
+Greater protection than otherwise required under laws that were enacted almost a quarter century ago, like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
+Context-aware, risk-based management of re-identification risk.
+Protection against re-identification risk from data in the hands of third parties.

Dave Cohen, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Knowledge Manager, IAPP

Deven McGraw, Chief Compliance Officer, Ciitizen (former healthcare privacy official at the Department of Health and Human Services)

Khaled El Emam, Professor, University of Ottawa/CHEO Research Institute

Gary LaFever, CEO, Anonos

Justin Antonipillai, CEO, WireWheel

CPDP 2020
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day

SAVE THE DATE! CPDP2020 will take place from January 22nd to 24th, 2020 in BRUSSELS

In order to ensure a smoothly running conference, we always kick off the organistion of the next edition shortly after the end of the conference. We have issued the CPDP2020 Call for Panels.

Please keep checking www.cpdpconferences.org for first-hand news about CPDP2020.

Legitimate-Interest Processing under the GDPR (With Privacy International)
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Processing data under the EU General Data Protection Regulation’s legitimate-interest legal basis can bring many benefits, but to do so properly, the right technical and organizational safeguards must be in place. What are those benefits?

They include:
+Greater flexibility in complying with data subjects’ right to be forgotten requests.
+Flexibility in complying with claims to restrict the processing of personal data.
+Exemption from data subjects’ right of portability.
+The ability to claim that technical and organizational measures are in place in the context of automated decision making.
+All of which bring significant value to the organization. If that’s the case, then what are the technical and organizational safeguards that must be implemented to realize these benefits, and how can your organization put them in place? Join us for this privacy education web conference to learn about this and more.

You’ll hear from experts in the field about:

+How merely claiming to have a legitimate interest in the results of processing is not enough without having accountability controls to support data protection by design and default and transparency obligations.
+What types of technical/organizational safeguards help to satisfy the “Balancing on Interest” test to enable legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing under the GDPR.
+The benefits that greater/lawful data use bring when legitimate interest safeguards are implemented properly.
+The risks that exist when claiming legitimate interest as a legal basis without having the proper safeguards in place.

Dave Cohen, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Knowledge Manager, IAPP

Ailidh Callander, Legal Officer, Privacy International
Gary LaFever, CEO, Anonos
Rocco Panetta, CIPP/E, Managing Partner, Panetta & Associati

January Privacy Lab @ Uber HQ
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
January Privacy Lab @ Uber HQ | San Francisco | California | United States

Privacy Lab is a meetup for privacy minded people to foster communication and collaboration. It was founded in January 2015.

The goal of these events is to bring together people who work in the privacy space from different perspectives – people who may not regularly talk to each other – policy people, techies, activists, and academics at big companies, startups, universities, libraries, NGO’s, foundations, civil society and more – that’s one of the benefits of attending. You’ll have an hour on the topic of the evening followed by an hour to talk to each other.

If you enjoy talking privacy – so much so that it’s related to what you do for a living or how you volunteer your time – this is the event for you.

By attending, you’ll be able to hear about what other people and organizations are working on, share what you’re doing and look for new opportunities to collaborate and get involved.

Speaker is Ruby Zefo, Uber’s Chief Privacy Officer. Program starts at 6pm.
ACM FAT* Conference 2020
Jan 27 – Jan 30 all-day
ACM FAT* Conference 2020 @ Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain

The third annual ACM FAT* Conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in fairness, accountability, and transparency in socio-technical systems. The 2020 conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain.




The conference in 2020 will have five tracks:

  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Practice and Experience
  • Education

ACM FAT* builds upon two previous successful conference editions and years of workshops on the topics of fairness, accountability, transparency, ethics, and interpretability in machine learning, recommender systems, the web, and other technical disciplines.

Key Dates:

May 23rd, 2019 | The preliminary call for papers is available.
August 22nd, 2019 | Full paper submission.
October 22, 2019 | Notification Date
January 27th – 30th, 2020 | Conference

Data Privacy Day
Jan 28 all-day
Data Privacy 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 legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is a celebration for everyone and held on January 28th every year.”

More information can be found here.

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