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CDT 25th Anniversary Gala
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CDT 25th Anniversary Gala

In addition to our Annual Dinner, CDT is also excited to announce that we will host a 25th Anniversary Gala, scheduled for November 9, 2019. This intimate, black-tie event will celebrate 25 years of CDT, our supporters, and our collective work protecting digital liberties.

Preliminary sponsorship and ticketing information may be found at cdt.org/annual-dinner. Please contact [email protected]cdt.org with questions.

DC Launch – Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) @ Future of Privacy Forum
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DC Launch - Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) @ Future of Privacy Forum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Join us for the WISP DC chapter launch, featuring keynote speaker Maneesha Mithal from the FTC. All are welcome to this free event!

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) is a non-profit that promotes the development, advancement, and inclusion of women in security and privacy. WISP has chapters in San Francisco, Dublin, New York, and now Washington DC!

WISP’s DC launch features Maneesha Mithal, the FTC’s Associate Director of the Privacy and Identity Division, as the keynote speaker.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Space is limited so please RSVP by October 29! Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

November Privacy Lab – CCPA Panel @ Goodwin Law Offices
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides broader rights to consumers and stricter compliance requirements for businesses than any other state or federal privacy law on the books. Preparing for CCPA requires expert judgment and team effort. Arguably, the most challenging unanswered question is this: What is a sale under CCPA?

Join this panel of highly experienced privacy lawyers to discuss and benchmark the CCPA’s tougher questions and newest developments.


Ivan Rothman (Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs): Ivan has significant experience in intellectual property, Internet law and privacy law and has represented numerous US-based and non-US-based companies, including both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, in a wide range of such matters. Ivan’s privacy law practice focuses on U.S. privacy law matters, in particular in the context of M&A support.


Lydia de la Torre (Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs): Lydia provides strategic privacy compliance advice related to US and EU privacy, including data protection and cybersecurity law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), other state’s privacy and cyber laws, US financial privacy laws, and marketing and advertising compliance, as well as information security. She is licensed to practice law both in the EU and in California. Lydia teaches comparative privacy at Santa Clara Law School and runs a blog on data laws (https://medium.com/golden-data).

Francis Fryscak (Founder, SecondSight Law): Francis has practiced extensively in privacy and antitrust matters, and advises both domestically and internationally on the CCPA. Before founding his own firm he was a partner at Cooley LLP and worked for nearly a decade in Palo Alto and San Francisco on regulatory matters for cutting edge technology and biotech companies.

Eric Dilulio (Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP): Eric represents clients in a broad array of privacy and cybersecurity matters and frequently counsels technology companies on how to ensure that novel uses of data comply with various privacy frameworks. Lately he has counseled many clients on preparing for the CCPA, including helping clients assess whether they are subject to the law, analyzing whether clients are engaging in “sales” restricted by the law, and updating privacy policies and revising commercial agreements to comply with the law.

New Era for US Privacy Laws: California and More @ Latham & Watkins
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
New Era for US Privacy Laws: California and More @ Latham & Watkins | England | United Kingdom
In the United States, California’s Consumer Privacy Act takes the lead, as it did with the California Data Breach Notification Law in 2002 which influenced similar laws in the other 49 states. The new California law is due to enter into force on 1 January 2020 and is expected to have a similar ripple effect.

If your company does business in California or elsewhere in the US, then by attending this conference in London, you will be well placed to understand:

– the provisions of this new law
– how it will work
– its duties on companies
– its rights for consumers
– its likely impact in other states,
– how it will work alongside the existing federal privacy laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and
– the chances of a federal consumer privacy law in the next Congressional legislative session, its possible scope and how it would work alongside the state laws.

While the California Consumer Privacy Act has been compared with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, there are important differences.

In:Confidence @ Caldwell Factory
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
In:Confidence @ Caldwell Factory | New York | New York | United States

Delivering uncompromising data privacy and capitalizing on ground-breaking data analytics are top priorities for organizations worldwide.

At In:Confidence USA, leaders and influencers from the data privacy and analytics communities will convene for an immersive, one-day forum focused on the opportunities and challenges ahead as businesses seek to differentiate themselves through data privacy excellence and the powerful insights data analysis produce.

Held at The Caldwell Theatre in New York on November 14, 2019, In:Confidence USA will feature impactful keynotes, interactive panels, in-depth case studies, and provide a window into the academic research that is powering innovation.  You will also have the opportunity to meet the speakers and network with your peers.

Receive 50% off registration costs with the promotional code ICUSA-FPF.

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

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