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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.

Data Protection Day @ Technical University of Denmark/Science and Technology Park,
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am
Data Protection Day @ Technical University of Denmark/Science and Technology Park, | Kongens Lyngby | Denmark

IT crime has now climbed to be the 12th largest global industry. Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity breaches are on top of the corporate and national data protection oversight agencies.

Our deep diveon topical and timely GDPR and related issues at the Data Protection Day will improve, refine and sharpen your hands-on GDPR capabilities on the facts you need to address the continued GDPR challenges.

This Data Protection Day will provide the techniques for implementing or updating the compliance program to fit your organisation. The primary agenda components of the Data Protection Day are:

  • The IT, GDPR, and cybersecurity plan for 2020
  • IT Security and Data Breach
  • How can we prevent abuse or misuse of personal data?
  • How do we address GDPR and Privacy violations?
  • What are the remedies that we use to correct the employee faults and errors?
  • Privacy by Design: Understanding the Mandates and The Practical Dimensions
  • What is the legal basis of IT and cybersecurity compliance in the organisation?
  • How to ensure consistent consent from data subjects to secondary processing
  • The review of the audit process for implementing change in processing personal data.
  • Data Privacy Impact Assessments: The Full Picture
  • How should regularly reviews the data and process (regular data flow mapping, audits, risk assessments and reviews) to ensure the legal basis has not changed
  • How is the personal information is collected and used?
  • Do we use data precisely for the purpose it was collected?
  • Top Operational Responses to GDPR: What to Do and When
  • We walk through a couple of step-by-step participant experiences.

The realities of GDPR data breach notification and responses require exceptional in-house communication (with information on what to do before, during, and after an incident occurs) to prepare the organisation for a violation, handle tricky multi-jurisdictional legal notices will also be discussed.

Data Privacy Day 2020 @ LinkedIn Corporation
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Data Privacy Day 2020 @ LinkedIn Corporation | San Francisco | California | United States

Recent years have been transformational for privacy. In the wake of GDPR, governments around the country, and around the world, are enacting privacy laws and regulations. Data Privacy Day 2020 will bring together experts on U.S. and international privacy to delve deep into the global wave of regulations and what they mean for economies around the world today and into the future.


9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Check-in, networking and light breakfast for attendees

10:00 – 10:05 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Kalinda Raina, Vice President, Head of Privacy, LinkedIn
  • Gregory Smolynec, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Promotion Sector, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

10:05 – 10:45 a.m. Privacy Across the Globe

How has GDPR changed the privacy landscape across the globe? Experts will come together to discuss the recent European legislation and the privacy approaches of countries around the world.

  • Moderator: Kalinda Raina, Vice President, Head of Privacy, LinkedIn
  • Jared Ho, Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
  • João Rodrigues, Senior Legal Adviser, European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress
  • Gregory Smolynec, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Promotion Sector, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

10:45 – 11:25 a.m. CCPA and the Wake of Privacy Legislation in the U.S.

The California Consumer Privacy Act, in effect in January 2020, is the first legislation of its kind within the U.S. State experts will discuss the impact of CCPA, how other states are creating or enforcing privacy legislation, and how these separate laws affect our nation’s privacy as a whole.

  • Moderator: Larry Magid, CEO, ConnectSafely.org
  • Stacey Gray, Senior Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Thomas Hallett, Privacy Solutions Engineer, OneTrust
  • Tom Pendergast, Chief Learning Officer, MediaPRO

11:25 – 11:40 a.m. A World Without Privacy

Julie Brill, Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Officer, will explore how we sometimes forget what privacy means to us, and what we need to do as a society to protect ourselves in this increasingly data-driven digital world.

  • Julie Brill, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft

11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Industry Perspectives: Going Beyond Privacy Compliance

Industry experts will delve into ways to not only comply with current regulations, but how to prepare for future laws and make protecting customers’ data a top priority.

  • Moderator: Sean Martin, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ITSP Magazine
  • Kristina Bergman, CEO and Founder, Integris Software
  • John Gevertz, Chief Privacy Officer, Visa
  • Ben Moskowitz, Director, Digital Lab, Consumer Reports
  • Kalinda Raina, Vice President, Head of Privacy, LinkedIn

12:20 – 12:25 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
Data Protection Day 2020 @ Office of the Data Protection Authority
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Data Protection Day 2020 @ Office of the Data Protection Authority | Saint Peter Port | Guernsey

Join us after work on 28th January to mark Data Protection Day 2020.

This free, informal event will be an opportunity for you to hear from our commissioner, Emma Martins, on the data protection landscape in 2020. Emma will also explore our strategic approach to regulation of predicting, preventing, and detecting harms and enforcing the local data protection law. You can then meet and share your experiences with ODPA staff, board members, and other attendees.

Professionals working in, or individuals interested in:

– Data protection
– Governance
– Risk
– Compliance
– Information assurance
– Strategy
– Leadership

17:30: Arrival and refreshments
17:35: Welcome from Emma Martins
17:50: Networking
18:30: Close

[email protected] 2020 @ Rackham Ampitheatre
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Privacy@Michigan 2020 @ Rackham Ampitheatre | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States

Join us to celebrate International Data Privacy Day

Register today and join us for the 2020 [email protected] Symposium & Research Showcase in celebration of International Data Privacy Day! This free event brings together faculty, researchers, students and staff from across the university as well as professionals from around the region to spark on-going, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy’s role in society – here at U-M and worldwide.

[email protected] | Symposium & Research Showcase
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Amphitheatre, Rackham Building (4th floor)
915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The [email protected] event is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required.

A keynote address by Kathleen Kingsbury, editor of The New York Times Privacy Project, highlights the day, followed by U-M privacy experts in two panel discussions:

It Takes a Village: Multi-Disciplinary Voices on Privacy and Ethics in a Hyper-Connected Age
I Always Feel Like Someone Is Listening to Me: Voice Assistants and the Internet of Things

Attendees are invited to browse the privacy fair including a privacy clinic, during breaks and the closing reception, where students help with general privacy questions and display posters showcasing privacy research at the University of Michigan. You are also encouraged to share your thoughts about privacy in six words as part of the U-M Privacy Card Project, and see what others have shared.

IAPP DC Chapter – Data Privacy Day Happy Hour @ Blackfinn Ameripub DC
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
IAPP DC Chapter - Data Privacy Day Happy Hour @ Blackfinn Ameripub DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Most privacy professionals recognize January 28 as Data Privacy Day. But in our opinion, one day simply is not enough to celebrate privacy. This year, the IAPP and the Washington D.C. KnowledgeNet Chapter are bringing Data Privacy Day celebrations right to your doorstep throughout the entire month of January!

Join IAPP KnowledgeNet Chapters as they host their first gatherings of the year to celebrate the profession that unites us. Make the most of this opportunity to network, share professional experiences and have some fun.

Please register via the IAPP website or just show up!

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