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The 2020 USENIX Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR ’20) will take place on May 11–12, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in Santa Clara, CA, USA.
PEPR is 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.
View the Call for Participation. Submissions are due Friday, Feb 21.
Organized jointly by BCLT and the George Washington University Law School, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. PLSC brings together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government). For more information, see our FAQ.
PLSC is a paper workshop. There are no published proceedings, and after the event, papers are not available. Because authors’ drafts are works in progress, we do not publicly release these writings, nor do we publicize them (no Tweeting, blogging, etc.), as authors’ ideas are often inchoate and need incubation for full development.
At PLSC, papers workshops are led by a “commenter” who facilitates a discussion among participants on an author’s paper. Authors are encouraged to participate in “listening” mode. There are no panels or talking head events at PLSC.
All participants are expected to read and be prepared to discuss one paper per session (usually a total of 8 papers), and thus PLSC requires significant preparation. We recommended that participants devote 1.5 to 2 days of reading to prepare prior to the conference. One does not need to submit a paper to participate in PLSC–indeed most participants do not.
This conference brings you into close contact with privacy regulators, challenges conventional wisdom, offers great networking experience and provides excellent value for money.
This residential conference is an opportunity to enjoy a unique friendly summer school atmosphere while mingling with a group of Data Protection Commissioners, privacy managers, specialist lawyers and academics from many countries.
Held at the beautiful St John’s College, Cambridge, where participants will enjoy the excellent facilities at the conference centre. Come and experience a classic Cambridge college and walk across the Bridge of Sighs over the River Cam.
Attending this conference will empower you to increase your return on investment by getting privacy right.
This event qualifies for up to 18 SRA CPD hours and up to 12 CPE credits
The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted by mobile applications (“apps”). The call for presentations seeks empirical research responding to several questions, including:
- What are the risks to consumer data, particularly data held by health apps, and how does the risk vary by product and data type?
- Which products are transmitting user data to third parties, who are the recipients, what are the data, and what are the apparent purposes for these transmissions?
- What are the tradeoffs between product functionality (including the ability to combine data from various devices) and increased security or increased privacy protections?
- Are there unique attributes or characteristics of apps that collect, store, or transmit health data that merit special attention or focus?
Information on how to submit a presentation can be found in the call for presentations. The deadline for submissions is April 10, 2020.
Our distinguished faculty of international data privacy, cybersecurity and e-discovery thought leaders will offer practical guidance on:
- Developments in international data privacy including GDPR and CCPA
- Cross-border litigation and arbitration concerns with a look to Brexit
- Establishing and defending reasonable data security
- The data privacy regulator’s perspective
Past program attendees have included representatives from: Abbott Laboratories, Airbus, BMW, Deere & Co, Deutsche Bank, Facebook, Freddie Mac, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Keyence, Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, PayPal, Siemens, Swiss Re, The Hershey Company, VMware, Wacker Chemie AG and many more.
Testimonials from previous years’ attendees:
- “Excellent real-world advice and participation/input from European regulators.”
- “The materials are extremely helpful and on point so thank you! The practical aspect of the conference is excellent!”
- “The size of the conference is perfect. It is the right size for networking and getting to know other participants. The panels were informative and diverse/inclusive. The presence of key regulators on panels was excellent.”
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