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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

The Legal Forum on Statewide Privacy Compliance @ Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm
The Legal Forum on Statewide Privacy Compliance @ Hilton Sacramento Arden West | Sacramento | California | United States

CCPA and GDPR are only the beginning when it comes to emerging privacy regulations. Therefore, you need a plan for how to ensure every aspect of your business complies with state and region-specific consumer data statutes. Simultaneously, you need to balance risk with cost in order to ensure your business can continue to innovate and grow. At The Legal Forum on Statewide Privacy Compliance, you will learn the ins and outs of how to ensure your practices align with the changing laws and how to develop strategies to keep pace with those new acts that are likely to pass in the coming months.

PrivateNLP 2020: WSDM 2020 Workshop on Privacy and Natural Language Processing
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
PrivateNLP 2020: WSDM 2020 Workshop on Privacy and Natural Language Processing @ Houston | Texas | United States

WSDM PrivateNLP is a full day workshop taking place on Monday, February 3, 2020 in conjunction with WSDM 2020 in Houston, Texas.

Privacy-preserving data analysis has become essential in the age of Machine Learning (ML) where access to vast amounts of data can provide gains over tuned algorithms. A large proportion of user-contributed data comes from natural language e.g., text transcriptions from voice assistants.

It is therefore important to curate NLP datasets while preserving the privacy of the users whose data is collected, and train ML models that only retain non-identifying user data.

The workshop aims to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia and industry to discuss the challenges and approaches to designing, building, verifying, and testing privacy preserving systems in the context of Natural Language Processing.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Generating privacy preserving test sets
* Inference and identification attacks
* Generating Differentially private derived data
* NLP, privacy and regulatory compliance
* Private Generative Adverserial Networks
* Privacy in Active Learning and Crowdsourcing
* Privacy and Federated Learning in NLP
* User perceptions on privatized personal data
* Auditing provenance in language models
* Continual learning under privacy constraints
* NLP and summarization of privacy policies
* Ethical ramifications of AI/NLP in support of usable privacy

Submission Instructions:

All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed (with author names and affiliations removed) by the program committee and judged by their relevance to the workshop themes. All submissions must be in English, formatted according to the latest 2 column ACM SIG proceedings template.

Submitted manuscripts must be 8 pages long for full papers, and 4 pages long for short papers. Both full and short papers can have 2 additional pages for references and appendices. Please note that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and present the paper in-person.

Submissions should be made as a pdf file to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=privatenlp20


Oluwaseyi Feyisetan (Amazon, USA)
Sepideh Ghanavati (University of Maine, USA)
Oleg Rokhlenko (Amazon, USA)
Patricia Thaine (University of Toronto, Canada)

Can Pseudonymization Save AdTech?
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am
Can Pseudonymization Save AdTech?

Hear from the IAPP, ICO, IAF, Anonos and Acxiom on the following:

For those at the crossroads of trying to balance data value and privacy, this web conference teaches the fundamentals of EU General Data Protection Regulation-recommended pseudonymization and how it helps organizations to maximize data utility while increasing accountability, ethics and transparency.

Data drives commerce. It opens up opportunities for businesses to build on a global scale. But those opportunities have brought challenges in data innovation and utility, risk and the privacy of individuals. To date, commerce has experimented with consent to manage these risk and privacy challenges. But consent alone no longer works in many situations; we need to go above and beyond consent by itself. This webinar will look at a complement to consent, a technological application that is a “belt and braces” approach to balancing privacy and data value when consent does not work. Panelists will discuss how to fully maximize data value while maintaining privacy, through the use of GDPR-recommended pseudonymization safeguards, to achieve ethical data use, while maximizing data utility.

Join us for this data privacy education web conference to learn about this and more. You’ll hear from experts in the field about:

+What is the 5th Cookie working group (www.5thCookie.com), and what does it hope to achieve?
+How does the 5th Cookie approach leverage GDPR-recommended pseudonymization?
+How does it enable ethical advertising technology/real-time bidding?
+How to apply GDPR-recommended pseudonymization to other data uses (non-adtech/RTB)?
+What are the benefits of leveraging pseudonymization to enforce risk-based data governance policies?
+What do you gain when you can resolve conflicts between maximizing data value and protecting privacy?


+Paul Comerford, Principal Technology Policy Advisor, ICO UK Data Protection Authority

+Martin Abrams, Executive Director and Chief Strategist, International Accountability Foundation

+Gary LaFever, CEO, Anonos

+Dr. Sachiko Scheuing, CIPP/E, European Privacy Officer and Data Protection Officer, Acxiom

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