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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!

The California Consumer Privacy Act, One Month In @ Los Angeles County Bar Association
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The California Consumer Privacy Act, One Month In @ Los Angeles County Bar Association | Los Angeles | California | United States

Please join us for a candid conversation about the challenges facing companies in the first month since the CCPA took effect. From new consumer rights to know, delete, and object to the sale of their information, to a new private right of action for data breaches, our panelists will explore the latest on the CCPA compliance front.

Brian Kabateck, Kabateck LLP
Alastair Mactaggart, Board Chair and Founder, Californians for Consumer Privacy
Olivia Samad, Privacy Counsel, Senior Attorney, Southern California Edison
Ben Hayes, CPO, Zeta Global

Natasha Amlani, Associate, Perkins Coie LLP

Introductory remarks by : Tanya Forsheit, Los Angeles Office Supervising Partner and Privacy & Data Security Group Chair, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Roundtable: Balancing Privacy with Biometric Techniques @ Macquarie Group
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Roundtable: Balancing Privacy with Biometric Techniques @ Macquarie Group | London | England | United Kingdom
Facial recognition is a common example of a biometric technique and attracts the attention of privacy regulators to its use in public areas, such as railway stations and to help verify identity. Meanwhile companies are increasingly using voice or facial recognition and other biometric techniques in a variety of commercial and employment related contexts such as attendance in the workplace and fraud prevention in financial services.

The objective of this Roundtable is for companies to exchange experience on how they are implementing and using biometric techniques in different scenarios and plan to use them in the future. While the technology is constantly developing, the question facing companies, as always, is just because a technique can be developed, what are, and should be, the legal and ethical constraints on its use? Informing customers and staff of use of biometric techniques is necessary and has a preventative role. What would privacy regulators regard as achieving a fair balance between use of a technique to reduce fraud and fairness to customers? How have different companies approached this subject?

Privacy Laws & Business, hosted by Macquarie Group, is facilitating a Roundtable immediately after Data Protection Day 2020, to learn about the latest tech developments in this field and explore current practice to assess what is not only lawful but also learn about fair collection and use of personal data in different company contexts.

Santa Clara County Privacy Office Data Privacy Day @ Santa Clara County Government Center
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Santa Clara County Privacy Office Data Privacy Day @ Santa Clara County Government Center | San Jose | California | United States

The County of Santa Clara’s Privacy Office invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Data Privacy Day. With the 2020 election around the corner, the need for an accurate and sound election process is a top priority. The 2016 election is still on everyone’s mind, along with issues about email security and WikiLeaks. Also, the coming of age of social media has changed the election landscape with the ability to target voters and leverage disinformation campaigns in ways not previously seen.

Privacy is critical. The right to an anonymous vote is a cornerstone of the U.S. democratic process. However, much information about voters is either public by law or can be obtained from a wide variety of sources, and campaigns are highly motivated to obtain that information. This tension gives rise to a number of important questions as voters head to the polls in 2020. As information gathering and individual targeting capabilities expand, how should election officials, candidates, and voters prepare for disinformation campaigns leading up to the election? What role will so-called social graphs and profiles play in future elections? How will privacy be impacted by the increase in the use of mobile applications designed to collect personal information and broadcast political messages?

At the County-level, new ways of voting, such as the Voter’s Choice Act, will serve as a backdrop to elevate turnout in the next election cycle with the support of strong election privacy and security practices. Informing the public about the integrity of our election system and the protections in place will be imperative to build public trust and confidence in the way valid voting information is communicated, elections are carried out, vote counts are tallied, and results are presented. Our guest speakers and expert panelists will discuss these issues in elections, privacy, and the public trust along with an update on consumer privacy legislation taking effect in 2020.

Our Speakers*:

Supervisor Joe Simitian – Keynote

Aleecia McDonald – Carnegie Mellon University – Panel Moderator

Gail Pellerin – Santa Cruz County Clerk (Voter Registrar) – Panelist

Kim Alexander, President & Founder of the California Voter Foundation

Barbara Simons – Board Chair of Verified Voting – Panelist

*Speakers/Panelists subject to change

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