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Jan
29
Wed
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.

Feb
4
Tue
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.

Feb
7
Fri
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

Organizers:

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

Feb
24
Mon
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).

Mar
11
Wed
Germany’s Data Protection Law: Trends, Opportunities & Conflicts @ Covington & Burling
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Germany’s Data Protection Law: Trends, Opportunities & Conflicts @ Covington & Burling | England | United Kingdom

While Germany is the EU Member State with the largest economy and the highest population in Europe, the working of its data protection law is the most complex to understand.

Enforcement is split between the Federal level and the 16 separate Lander (state) Data Protection Authorities, and each Land has its own courts. Appeals can sometimes go to a higher federal court. In addition, regulatory traditions vary with some DPAs favouring a stricter interpretation of the law while others are more pragmatic.

Attending this one day conference will enable you to navigate this confusing landscape and understand how to take data protection law into account when doing business in Germany.

The optional afternoon roundtable will enable you to exchange experience in a confidential atmosphere with your peers, and discuss how you resolve your issues with others around the table.

Apr
2
Thu
WeRobot
Apr 2 – Apr 4 all-day
WeRobot @ Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

WeRobot is the premiere international conference on law and policy relating to Robotics. The conference began at Miami Law in 2012, and it returns to Miami roughly every second year, generally alternating between east and west coasts. Recent successful bids for the conference include Yale and Stanford University.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transformative technologies and our goal is to anticipate and plan for that transformation. WeRobot speakers include an interdisciplinary mix of scholars, policy-makers, regulators, and entrepreneurs who discuss the latest issues relating to robots and AI in the home, in hospitals, in public places and battlespaces. In each of these domains robots and AI disrupt existing legal regimes or require a rethinking of difficult policy issues.

WeRobot attendees include lawyers, policy makers, engineers, social scientists, philosophers, roboticists, ethicists, and regulators who are on the front lines of robot and AI theory, design, or development. They meet for exciting interdisciplinary conversations and debates that feature designers, developers, and those who deploy robots and AI, as well as the people who are influencing the legal and social structures in which they operate. WeRobot 2020 will involve around 200 attendees and participants.

Apr
5
Sun
KNOW Identity Conference @ MGM Grand
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm
KNOW Identity Conference @ MGM Grand | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

The KNOW Identity Conference is the leading industry event focused on identity, trust, and the data economy. It’s a uniquely differentiated,  powerful, and immersive event where the leading edge of identity gets sharper. This year, we’re bringing together 2,000 attendees, 500+ companies, 200+ speakers, 100+ exhibitors, across 35+ countries to learn, network, and make identity work better for everyone. And it won’t be complete without you.

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020
Apr 5 @ 3:42 pm – Apr 8 @ 4:42 pm

Certification Training April 5-6
Active Learning April 6
Conference April 7-8
Washington, DC

Apr
9
Thu
Privacy Bar Section Forum 2020
Apr 9 all-day
Apr
22
Wed
EuroPriSe Admission Workshop @ N.J.V. Athens Plaza Hotel
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
EuroPriSe Admission Workshop @ N.J.V. Athens Plaza Hotel | Athina | Greece

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!

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