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Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Johnny Ryan @ Future of Privacy Forum
Jun 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Johnny Ryan @ Future of Privacy Forum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) invites you to join us on Friday, June 7th, 2019 for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer for Brave Software, to discuss The Future of Ad Tech – Emerging Business Models and Designing for Privacy.

Prior to joining Brave Software, Dr. Ryan was Head of Ecosystem for PageFair, and Chief Innovation Officer of The Irish Times. In recent years, he has been a prominent privacy advocate in the EU, working with digital rights organizations to file formal complaints with regulators in the UK, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, related to advocates’ concerns about the Ad Tech industry and current real-time bidding (RTB) practices (read the primary regulatory complaint here). More recently, Dr. Ryan testified before the U.S. Senate Judicary Committee in a May 21st hearing, “Understanding the Digital Advertising Ecosystem and the Impact of Data Privacy and Competition Policy.” (Watch the hearing)

The discussion will be moderated by Stacey Gray, Senior Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum.

We will discuss with the group:

  • What does the future hold for alternative Ad Tech business models, including blockchain and attention-based models such as the Brave Attention Token (BAT)?
  • What does engineering for privacy, or “privacy by design,” mean in the context of advertising technology?
  • What’s on the horizon for Ad Tech in Europe?
  • & any other questions you have — please feel free to send your questions ahead of time.

Lunch will be provided.

** Invitation only — Limit 1 per organization & non-transferable. **

Online Privacy: Consumer Protection and the Internet Economy @ Charter Communications
Jul 17 @ 8:15 am

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.

USENIX Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR) Conference ’19 @ Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Aug 12 @ 7:30 am – Aug 13 @ 5:45 pm

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.

August 2019 Privacy Lab – NIST Privacy Framework @ Uber HQ
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 2019 Privacy Lab - NIST Privacy Framework @ Uber HQ | San Francisco | California | United States

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.

Presenters include:

  • Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor and Lead, Privacy Framework, NIST
  • Ellen Nadeau, Deputy Manager, Privacy Framework, NIST
The Near Future of U.S. Privacy Law @ University of Colorado Law School, Wittemyer Courtroom
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

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.

Paradise Lost? Policing in the Age of Data Protection @ DGI-byen
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm

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.

Key topics

  • 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.

The Future of the COPPA Rule: An FTC Workshop @ Constitution Center
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am

The Future of the COPPA Rule: An FTC Workshop will examine whether to update the COPPA Rule in light of evolving business practices in the online children’s marketplace, including the increased use of Internet of Things devices, social media, educational technology, and general audience platforms hosting third-party child-directed content. The COPPA Rule, which was enacted in 2000 and updated in 2013, requires certain Web site operators to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. Workshop topics will include:

  • How the development of new technologies or business models, the evolving nature of privacy harms, and changes in the way parents and children use websites and online services, affect children’s privacy today;
  • How the Rule should address parental consent for education technology vendors that collect personal information consented to by schools, following on discussions that occurred during the FTC’s Student Privacy and Ed Tech workshop in December 2017;
  • Whether the Rule should include a specific exception to parental consent for audio files containing a child’s voice that website operators collect and then promptly delete;
  • Whether the Rule should permit general audience platforms to rebut the presumption that all users of child-directed content are children, and if so, under what circumstances;
  • Whether the revisions to the Rule made in 2013 have worked as intended or require modification; and
  • Whether the Rule should be amended to better address websites and online services that do not include traditionally child-oriented activities, but that have large numbers of child users.

For a more detailed list of topics, see the Commission’s request for public comment on the COPPA Rule

EuroPriSe Admission Workshop @ Academia Hotel
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm

The 2-day workshop will introduce you to the EuroPriSe certification scheme: You will learn about EuroPriSe criteria and procedures and train how to specify a target of evaluation (ToE) and to apply the certification criteria in the field. In addition, you will start to work on an exercise to be completed after the workshop, which is one important precondition for being admitted as a EuroPriSe Expert.

The workshop is a combination of classroom and group work and involves practical examples. You will deal with privacy use cases to apply what you have learned and to benefit from the professional exchange with other workshop participants.

Enjoy meeting other privacy professionals from around the globe and expand your professional network!

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.

Call for Speakers for RSA Conference 2020 @ Moscone Center
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

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You’re an industry expert with knowledge to share. Showcase your industry expertise with our community February 24 – 28 in San Francisco. Get recognition from industry colleagues and take advantage of unparalleled networking opportunities with other cyber security and risk management professionals, industry authorities, and thought leaders from around the world.

Call for Speakers for Full Conference tracks and Learning Labs closes:
Friday, August 2 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

Call for Speakers for Hackers & Threats tracks and RSAC Sandbox, closes:
Friday, August 16 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

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