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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 22 @ 8:15 am – 4:15 am Washington, DC
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presents “Data Min(d)ing: Privacy and Our Digital Identities,” a Symposium featuring a slate of panelists who are privacy thought leaders from academia, government, and industry. Panelists…
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Georgetown Law | Gewirz Building, 12th Floor
DESCRIPTION COPPA at 20: Protecting Children’s Privacy in the New Digital Era With Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, and other speakers. Agenda 11:45am – Doors Open 12:00pm – Opening Keynote: FTC…
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 25 all-day Brussels
This program is aimed at regulators, policymakers, legislators and staff who want to more deeply understand the data driven technologies that are front of mind for data protection discussions. Structured as an interactive lesson, technology…
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm Rome
Businesses today depend on data to run efficiently, connect customers, and uncover new opportunities. As data companies with global footprints, LINE and Intertrust have championed a world of connected devices and big data: one that…
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 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Columbus
The Digital Society is remaking the fields of commerce, education, public health, and everything in between. While big data analytics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things produce ample benefits, they also raise threats of…
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 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:15 pm Ann Arbor
Join us for our 3nd annual symposium and workshop on the ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems (ELSI-LHS)! This year’s focus will be on use cases and lessons learned from emerging learning…
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm San Jose
The Future of Privacy Forum and The Providence Group invite you to participate in the inaugural Privacy War Games event on November 12th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, in San Jose, California. The event will take place at…
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Berkeley
Please join us at Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), where Serge Egelman will share his research on how game apps have been collecting kids data. Serge’s work has been covered by the New York Times and Washington…
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Amsterdam
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 committee…
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm United States Institute of Peace
Join us for FOSI’s Annual Conference entitled “Creating a Culture of Responsibility Online”. Leaders from industry, government, law enforcement and non-profits will come together to collaborate and innovate new solutions to Internet safety challenges. There…
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day United Kingdom
2018 will be a landmark year for data protection and privacy In an increasingly digital economy the issue of data protection and privacy is becoming ever more important. 2018 has seen the biggest change in…
Nov 26 – Nov 29 all-day
Certification Training 26–27 November Workshops 27 November Conference 28–29 November Brussels Your source for European policy debate, multi-level strategic thinking and thought-provoking discussion. Call for Proposals Closes March 18th, at 11:59 PM, EDT.
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm United Kingdom
Six months after the adoption of the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018, this Roundtable is your opportunity to discuss the practical steps you are taking and how they are working in practice.…
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm Washington, DC
JOIN… FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr Dr. Gregory Hager, Johns Hopkins U. Professor, Dept. of Computer Science Nigel Smith, AARP “Hatchery” Innovation Lab Director …and a host of others. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear…
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
In this highly-connected world, there is potential for even the most secure networks to be compromised. With the GDPR bringing increased fines and heightened consumer expectations on how consumer data is handled, there’s additional pressure…
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Duke in DC
About the Workshop: Fifteen years ago, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule came into effect for covered entities. Over the past 15 years, the only major change to the HIPAA Privacy…
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm United Kingdom
The December Data Protection Forum meeting will host an excellent selection of speakers. The meeting will be traditionally followed by the Christmas Lunch, where the members, attendees and speakers will be able to converse, network…
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Online
The FPF Privacy Book Club provides members with the opportunity to read a wide range of books — privacy, data, ethics, academic works, and other important data relevant issues — and have an open discussion of the…
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm New York
This Privacy, Interoperability, and Security Convening is co-hosted by Project Unicorn, InnovateEDU, and the Future of Privacy Forum. It will bring together experts from different organizations and communities to explore how privacy and interoperability in…
Dec 7 all-day Montreal
The adoption of artificial intelligence in the financial service industry, particularly the adoption of machine learning, presents challenges and opportunities. Challenges include algorithmic fairness, explainability, privacy, and requirements of a very high degree of accuracy.…
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Online
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and DataGuidance have released a new Comparison Guide on the GDPR vs. CCPA, which provides an in-depth analysis on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer…
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Oakland
Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything ====================== Description: Energy data used to be boring. The utility read your meter 12 times a year, and no one cared much about seeing your utility bill history.…
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
Risk management is core to the success of privacy and compliance program. This webinar will review the results of a comprehensive study of privacy and compliance risk management best practices across companies of all sizes…
Jan 11 – Jan 13 all-day Cambridge
Data for Black Lives is a network of over 4,000 activists, organizers, scientists, and researchers who are using data and technology to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people. In November,…

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Data Protection Forum – December all member meeting @ United Kingdom
Dec 3 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm
Dec
4
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“The HIPAA Privacy Rule 15 Years Later: What’s Next?” Workshop @ Duke in DC
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
“The HIPAA Privacy Rule 15 Years Later: What’s Next?” Workshop @ Duke in DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

About the Workshop:

Fifteen years ago, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule came into effect for covered entities. Over the past 15 years, the only major change to the HIPAA Privacy Rule occurred in 2013 when HHS issued the Omnibus Final Rule, which made the HIPAA Privacy Rule directly applicable to business associates. However, the Omnibus Final Rule did not address what many critics view as barriers to sharing data, which may hinder efforts to encourage providers to adopt electronic health technology, and did not address gaps that are a result of recent technological advances.

Recently, HHS published a request for information (RFI), “HIPAA Privacy: Request for Information on Changes to Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care.” The RFI seeks to solicit the public’s views on how the HIPAA Rules should be updated to mitigate potential barriers that limit or discourage coordinated care and case management among hospitals, physicians, payors, and patients, or otherwise impose regulatory burdens that may impede the transformation to value-based health care without providing commensurate privacy or security protections for PHI. Under HIPAA, HHS has the authority to modify the privacy standards as the Secretary deems appropriate.

In light of these gaps and the RFI, FPF, Duke in DC, and Intel are bringing together relevant stakeholders to discuss what changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule could and should look like.

SPEAKERS
  • Maya Bernstein, Privacy Advocate & Senior Advisor, HHS
  • Stan Crosley, Senior Strategist, Information Accountability Foundation
  • Kim Gray, Chief Privacy Officer, IQVIA
  • David Hoffman, Associate General Counsel & Global Privacy OfficerIntel
  • Kirk Nahra, Partner, Wiley Rein
  • Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke Law School
  • Morgan Reed, President, ACT – The App Association
  • Mario Romao, Global Director of Health and Data Policy, Intel
  • Paul Westfall, Washington Counsel, American Medical Association
  • Marcy Wilder, Partner, Hogan Lovells
See the full agenda: https://hipaaprivacyrule15yearslater.eventbrite.com. Questions? Please email Carson Martinez at [email protected].
Data Protection Forum December Meeting and Christmas Lunch @ United Kingdom
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm
Data Protection Forum December Meeting and Christmas Lunch @ United Kingdom | England | United Kingdom
The December Data Protection Forum meeting will host an excellent selection of speakers. The meeting will be traditionally followed by the Christmas Lunch, where the members, attendees and speakers will be able to converse, network and enjoy delicious food.
Dec
5
Wed
FPF Privacy Book Club – The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America @ Online
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FPF Privacy Book Club – The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America @ Online

The FPF Privacy Book Club provides members with the opportunity to read a wide range of books — privacy, data, ethics, academic works, and other important data relevant issues — and have an open discussion of the selected literature.

We are excited to share The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America by Professor Sarah E. Igo was chosen as the popular favorite by our readers. We are thrilled Professor Igo will be joining us for the December book club to introduce her book and answer questions.

Please join us on Wednesday, December 5, at 2:00 pm (EST) for the next FPF Privacy Book Club. If you are an existing member of the Book Club, you will receive the virtual conference dial-in information near the discussion date. You can join the Book Club here. Please feel free to forward this sign up link to friends who also may be interested.

Dec
6
Thu
Data Privacy, Security, and Interoperability in Education @ New York
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This Privacy, Interoperability, and Security Convening is co-hosted by Project Unicorn, InnovateEDU, and the Future of Privacy Forum. It will bring together experts from different organizations and communities to explore how privacy and interoperability in education can work together and mutually support each other while acknowledging the tensions that exist between the two.

Dec
7
Fri
NIPS 2018 Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for AI in Financial Services: the Impact of Fairness, Explainability, Accuracy, and Privacy @ Montreal
Dec 7 all-day
NIPS 2018 Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for AI in Financial Services: the Impact of Fairness, Explainability, Accuracy, and Privacy @ Montreal  | Montreal | Quebec | Canada

The adoption of artificial intelligence in the financial service industry, particularly the adoption of machine learning, presents challenges and opportunities. Challenges include algorithmic fairness, explainability, privacy, and requirements of a very high degree of accuracy. For example, there are ethical and regulatory needs to prove that models used for activities such as credit decisioning and lending are fair and unbiased, or that machine reliance doesn’t cause humans to miss critical pieces of data. For some use cases, the operating standards require nothing short of perfect accuracy.

Privacy issues around collection and use of consumer and proprietary data require high levels of scrutiny. Many machine learning models are deemed unusable if they are not supported by appropriate levels of explainability. Some challenges like entity resolution are exacerbated because of scale, highly nuanced data points and missing information. On top of these fundamental requirements, the financial industry is ripe with adversaries who purport fraud and other types of risks.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss challenges for AI in financial services, and the opportunities such challenges represent to the community. The workshop will consist of a series of sessions, including invited talks, panel discussions and short paper presentations, which will showcase ongoing research and novel algorithms.

Dec
13
Thu
[Webinar] CCPA vs. GDPR: An in depth Comparative Analysis (Thurs, Dec 13, at 10:00 AM ET) @ Online
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
[Webinar] CCPA vs. GDPR: An in depth Comparative Analysis (Thurs, Dec 13, at 10:00 AM ET) @ Online

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and DataGuidance have released a new Comparison Guide on the GDPR vs. CCPA, which provides an in-depth analysis on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The Guide highlights the degree of similarity of the GDPR and CCPA on the five key provisions, and a detailed analysis of the similarities and differences.

Please join the Webinar on Thursday, December, 13, 2018, 10:00 AM (EST), and meet the experts from FPF and DataGuidance who will provide an overview of the Guide’s key findings on the similarities and variances between the two laws.

Speakers:

  • Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Stacey Gray, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
  • David Longford, CEO, DataGuidance
  • Alexis Kateifides, Global Privacy Director, DataGuidance
December 2018 Privacy Lab – Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything @ Oakland
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 2018 Privacy Lab - Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything @ Oakland | Oakland | California | United States

Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything

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Description:

Energy data used to be boring. The utility read your meter 12 times a

year, and no one cared much about seeing your utility bill history.

Nowadays, things are very different. As the $10+ trillion energy

transition to renewables ramps up to fight climate change, private

energy data access is a critical requirement to deploy and manage

distributed energy resources like solar, battery storage, electric

vehicles, demand response, and energy efficiency.

Also, to make things harder, smart meters are second only to smart

phones in how much they know about your day-to-day life. They know

when you’re home, when you’re at work, when you’re sleeping, when

you’re watching TV, when you’re taking a shower, when you’re having

sex. So how do we make the switch to a carbon-free future without

compromising energy data privacy? What will the future of energy data

privacy look like?

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Bio:

Daniel Roesler is the co-founder and CEO of UtilityAPI, a utility data

service that automates interactions with utilities. UtilityAPI is an

early adopter of the U.S. Department of Energy DataGuard Voluntary

Code of Conduct, which outlines best practices for handling private

energy data. Daniel is on the board of the Green Button Alliance,

which manages the international standard around personal utility data

access, and is technical contributor to the Customer Data Access

Committee at the California Public Utilities Commission, which comes

up with the next generation of regulations around utility data access

in California. In his spare time, Daniel maintains several open source

privacy and security projects.

You are encouraged to read this relevant article on the legal status of smart meters before Daniel’s talk: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lawfareblog.com%2Fpublic-utilitys-recording-home-energy-consumption-every-15-minutes-search-seventh-circuit-rules&data=02%7C01%7Ckweingarten%40ebay.com%7Cf3d27c6c8df14af2a8f008d61ac7d1b8%7C46326bff992841a0baca17c16c94ea99%7C0%7C0%7C636725842980890490&sdata=uVYL0j1Oc%2Bu6%2Bs2QSJBVTL1HR6Arh8%2BEjUxtS8AiSnE%3D&reserved=0

Dec
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Risk Management – Emerging Trends, Benchmarking, and Best Practices @ Online
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Risk Management - Emerging Trends, Benchmarking, and Best Practices @ Online
Risk management is core to the success of privacy and compliance program.

This webinar will review the results of a comprehensive study of privacy and compliance risk management best practices across companies of all sizes from a broad range of industries and geographies.

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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Jan
11
Fri
Data for Black Lives II @ Cambridge
Jan 11 – Jan 13 all-day
Data for Black Lives II @ Cambridge | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

Data for Black Lives is a network of over 4,000
activists, organizers, scientists, and researchers
who are using data and technology to create
concrete and measurable change in the lives
of Black people. In November, 2017 we hosted
our inaugural conference at the MIT Media
Lab, convening over 400 people from all over
the country to examine the role that data and
technology have historically played in Black
communities and to chart out a bold blueprint
for the future.

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