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The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together privacy experts from around the world to discuss recent advances and new perspectives on research in privacy technologies. PETS addresses the design and realization of privacy services for the Internet and other digital systems and communication networks.
HotPETs submission deadline: May 24, 2019
Stipend application deadline: May 10, 2019
Please join Charter Communications and the Future of Privacy Forum for a conversation with two leading members of Congress who will share their perspective on this important issue and potential legislative solutions.
This event will feature Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Chair and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member of House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
A light breakfast will be served. Please email [email protected] to RSVP.
The USENIX Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR) is a single-track conference focused on designing and building products and systems with privacy and respect for their users and the societies in which they operate. Our goal is to improve the state of the art and practice of building for privacy and respect and to foster a deeply knowledgeable community of both privacy practitioners and researchers who collaborate towards that goal.
For August, we’re thrilled that NIST will join us to share an updated draft of their Privacy Framework to seek feedback prior to its planned October 2019 release.
Join us at 6pm for networking. Program starts at 6:30pm.
- Ellen Nadeau, Deputy Manager, Privacy Framework, NIST
The aim of the symposium is to foster interaction among diverse communities of research and practice using contextual integrity to reason about privacy, and to design and evaluate, craft regulation, and generate formal logics for privacy.
As the goal of the workshop is to foster discussion around works in progress, the workshop will not publish formal proceedings (so as to not preclude the publication of subsequent versions of those works, improved by workshop feedback). However, with authors’ permission, we will post accepted submissions on the website.
The year 2019 may be a turning point for data privacy law. Privacy law in the United States is famously a hole-ridden patchwork of state laws, sectoral legislation, and consumer protection. Whether in response to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation or to California’s enactment of its Consumer Privacy Act, over this past year state and federal legislators have been proposing new data privacy laws at an energetic rate.
How will we govern the technology of the near future? Will the United States join the rest of the world in recognizing data privacy rights or will it take its own approach? Will these choices even matter in practice, given the long reach of both EU and California law?
This conference will bring together academics, practitioners, technologists, and regulators to discuss the near future of U.S. data privacy law. Specifically, we will explore municipal bans on surveillance technology, new state privacy laws, the future role of the Federal Trade Commission, and proposed federal legislation.
Those who cannot attend the event in person may also register for the free livestream.
OASIS and University of Oxford will host a unique, two-day international workshop to bring together software engineers, policy makers, lawyers, practitioners, technologists and independent data protection/privacy experts from industry, standards communities, regulators, government, and academia to share lessons learnt about data protection, discuss how to address challenges in today’s society from a multistakeholder perspective.
In this workshop, we hope to bring together new insights on the state of the art in real-time data protection service delivery, by identifying clear gaps common across various stakeholders that need to be filled, and promising industry and research initia-tives attempting to build solutions to hard problems.
Call for Presentations due June 14th, 2019
Call for posters due August 19th, 2019
Recent congressional hearings and data breaches have prompted legislators, advocacy groups, and business leaders to call for broad federal privacy legislation. Furthermore, congressional leaders in both parties have expressed an interest in taking up privacy legislation and various Members of Congress have released drafts of bills intended to spark discussion. As Congress returns to session in September, legislators will face continuing questions about how to develop federal legislation to protect personal information.
On September 11, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a public discussion on the status of federal privacy legislation. This event, part of Brookings’ ongoing focus on the privacy debate, will examine expected legislation through the eyes of keynote speakers and two expert panels. The first panel, which will be a live taping of the Lawfare Podcast, will look through the broad lens of competing visions of what legislation should accomplish and the impact on businesses and individuals. The second panel will delve into specific issues presented by proposals for legislation, the path forward to passage, and the prospects.
Following the discussion, each panel will take questions from the audience.
As Congress currently works toward a national data privacy law, how will existing and emerging innovations be impacted, including connected devices, applications, and the cloud? What will be the effects of stronger transparency and disclosure requirements on consumer-facing technologies and companies? What will privacy compliance look like for companies who offer online or cloud-based products and services? How can we protect consumer rights in the emerging world of around-the-clock digital connections?
On September 16, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a public discussion on how federal legislation should account for a variety of nuanced verticals, including health care, commerce, and education. Panelists will discuss how pending legislation should allow for innovation, while still ensuring greater consumer transparency. The event will also examine the context and application of any new data law and its effect on various online, behavioral activities managed by consumers.
Following the discussion, the panel will take questions from the audience.
The aim of the conference is to explore the practical implementation of EU data protection rules within the law enforcement sector and highlight some of the practical challenges that data protection experts face in light of developments in policing, society as a whole and a rapidly changing criminal environment.
The conference is organised by the Danish National Police and ERA in cooperation with Europol’s Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN) and will bring together internationally renowned practitioners from law enforcement and security authorities with privacy experts, academics and civil society representatives.
- Data-sharing, GDPR and the police: how to fight crime in the age of GDPR?
- Passenger Name Record (PNR) data
- “Data protection by design” through legislation?
- Policing in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), open source intelligence (OSINT) and the Internet of Things: proportionality in an age of data abundance
Who should attend?
Law enforcement officials, data protection officers, members of Europol’s Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN), representatives of national data protection authorities, academics.