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2020 USENIX Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR ’20)
May 11 – May 12 all-day
2020 USENIX Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR '20) @ Santa Clara | California | United States

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.

2020 Privacy Law Scholars Conference @ George Washington University
Jun 4 – Jun 5 all-day
2020 Privacy Law Scholars Conference @ George Washington University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

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.

RightsCon 2020 | Costa Rica @ Centro Nacional de Convenciones
Jun 8 – Jun 12 all-day
RightsCon 2020 | Costa Rica @ Centro Nacional de Convenciones | 0

Mark your calendars for RightsCon Costa Rica, coming to San José on June 8-12, 2020! Updates about registration, call for proposals, and what to expect at the next RightsCon summit are all coming soon.

IRMS London: Privacy By Design: What is Privacy?
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
IRMS London: Privacy By Design: What is Privacy? @ England | United Kingdom

Tickets for IRMS London members primarily but tickets will be available for non members on a first come first serve.

Can see details about the event on this link here: https://irms.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1319318&group=191520

Privacy Laws & Business – 33rd Annual International Conference @ St John's College
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day

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

PrivacyCon 2020 @ Constitution Center
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
PrivacyCon 2020 @ Constitution Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

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?
  • Has empirical work assessed consumer perception of the privacy and security of products that handle sensitive information? What factors affect that perception (e.g., endorsement by a credible organization, popularity, representations in the privacy policy, claims in a user interface, paid versus non-paid version)? Are consumer perceptions of the privacy and security of products accurate? How do we know?
  • 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 presentationsThe deadline for submissions is April 10, 2020.

ABA Cross-Border Institute: The Intersection of Global Discovery, Privacy and Data Security @ Kimpton De Witt Hotel
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day
ABA Cross-Border Institute: The Intersection of Global Discovery, Privacy and Data Security @ Kimpton De Witt Hotel | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands
Join international data privacy, cybersecurity, and e-discovery thought leaders for this program that started in 2017 and gets better every year.

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.”

Privacy. Security. Risk. 2020
Sep 29 @ 3:46 pm – Oct 2 @ 4:46 pm

Certification Training September 29-30
Workshops September 30
Conference October 1-2

Global Privacy Assembly 2020
Oct 12 – Oct 16 all-day
Global Privacy Assembly 2020

The Global Privacy Assembly 2020 is being hosted by the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI Mexico) in Mexico City on 12-16 October 2020.

This year’s theme will be “Privacy and Data Protection: A human-centric approach”.

Privacy + Security Forum Fall Academy @ Marvin Center
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day
Privacy + Security Forum Fall Academy @ Marvin Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join the most seasoned experts at our conference for deep-dive sessions with practical takeaways.

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