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Privacy Papers for Policymakers


Deepfake Conference @ National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Deepfake Conference @ National Press Club, Holeman Lounge  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
  • How can truth emerge in a deep-fake ridden marketplace of ideas?
  • Are we ready for the looming challenges to national security, elections, privacy, and reputation?
  • What role will technology, law, and norms play in addressing deep-fake destruction?

The Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center invites you to explore these questions and others during a series of panel discussions featuring leading academic, industry and policy experts.

4th European Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC Europe) @ University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day
4th European Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC Europe) @ University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

Following the format of PLSC in the United States, PLSC Europe is a conference for discussing work in progress. There is no opportunity or obligation to publish connected to the conference. Our goal is simply to improve and provide support for in-progress scholarship. To do so, PLSC Europe assembles privacy law scholars as well as policy makers, practitioners and civil society experts from Europe and around the world to workshop and discuss papers. The conference is open to other than legal disciplines and values multi-disciplinary approaches.

The conference follows a format where a discussant, rather than the author, is assigned to kick off a discussion of the paper with the audience. We often pair junior scholars with senior colleagues in order to create mentorship opportunities. In the PLSC format, there are no panels or presentations by the authors. Instead, everyone is a “participant”, offering their best questions and insights to stimulate discussion on the draft scholarship.

@ Rackham Auditorium
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 @ Rackham Auditorium | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States

Register today for SUMIT_2019, the 15th annual cybersecurity conference on Tuesday, October 29. The Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) is the university’s flagship event for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
SUMIT is an exciting opportunity to hear recognized experts discuss the latest technical, legal, policy, and operational trends, threats, and tools in cybersecurity and privacy.

Denise Anthony, Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan
Socio-Technical Aspects of Smart and Embedded Cameras: Implications for Privacy and Security

Dawn Isabel, Security Researcher
Adventures in Jailbreaking Apple Watch

Abhishek Narula, MFA Candidate, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan
Map Jamming & Other Artistic Hacks

Panel – Fun and Innovation to Make Security Awareness Sticky + Diversity in IT Security
Juliet Okafor, Senior Vice President – Global Sales, Habitu8
Mansi Thaker, Security Specialist, Stanford Federal Credit Union & Chief Operating Officer for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

SUMIT_2019 is sponsored by Dissonance and ESC: The Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing.

Asian Data Privacy Laws Conference 2019 @ Linklaters
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Asian Data Privacy Laws Conference 2019 @ Linklaters | England | United Kingdom

This half day conference on Asian Data Privacy Laws and their impact on business will cover:

– The latest privacy law developments in Asia
– Significant developments expected across Asian jurisdictions
– Questions companies are asking and practical steps they are taking to adapt their operations
– Helping your company plan where to allocate resources according to your risk profile
– Data protection and privacy laws work very differently in Asia compared with Europe and North America. How do you address privacy challenges in this fast-growing region?

To what extent are the Asian laws responding to the EU Data Protection Regulation?

To what extent do the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules have traction in the region?

In which countries should companies expect mediation to play a role?

This conference will provide you with your ideal update on privacy law developments in Asia and what may lie ahead.

EuroPriSe Admission Workshop @ Academia Hotel
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm

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!

The Color of Surveillance: Monitoring of Poor and Working People @ Georgetown University Law Center - Hart Auditorium
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Color of Surveillance: Monitoring of Poor and Working People @ Georgetown University Law Center - Hart Auditorium | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The powerful have long agreed: Poor and working people must be watched.

With the proliferation of digital monitoring and algorithmic management of gig economy and blue collar workers, it might seem like the expansion of workplace surveillance is a new trend. In reality, it is a centuries-old phenomenon that has shaped core aspects of modern privacy debates. From English Poor Laws, to the monitoring of 19th century coal miners and 20th century farmworker advocates, to contemporary efforts to track workers in the digital economy, this conference will follow the surveillance of poor and working people and those who advocate for them.

How has the myth of the untrustworthy pauper or worker transformed over time? What role has race and ethnicity played in justifying surveillance? Has this surveillance proven effective or not? How has technology normalized and propogated this surveillance? Finally, how are local communities, advocates, and artists responding to these challenges?

The Color of Surveillance addresses these questions and more, elevating the voices of working people, labor advocates, artists, and historians. The conference will take place on Thursday, November 7 in Hart Auditorium at Georgetown University Law Center, and is presented in partnership with Free Press and MediaJustice.

Stay tuned for more information on speakers, session details, and RSVPs (note: if you would like to RSVP without going through Eventbrite, please email us at [email protected]). For updates, subscribe to our newsletter.

CDT 25th Anniversary Gala
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CDT 25th Anniversary Gala

In addition to our Annual Dinner, CDT is also excited to announce that we will host a 25th Anniversary Gala, scheduled for November 9, 2019. This intimate, black-tie event will celebrate 25 years of CDT, our supporters, and our collective work protecting digital liberties.

Preliminary sponsorship and ticketing information may be found at Please contact [email protected] with questions.

DC Launch – Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) @ Future of Privacy Forum
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DC Launch - Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) @ Future of Privacy Forum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Join us for the WISP DC chapter launch, featuring keynote speaker Maneesha Mithal from the FTC. All are welcome to this free event!

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) is a non-profit that promotes the development, advancement, and inclusion of women in security and privacy. WISP has chapters in San Francisco, Dublin, New York, and now Washington DC!

WISP’s DC launch features Maneesha Mithal, the FTC’s Associate Director of the Privacy and Identity Division, as the keynote speaker.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Space is limited so please RSVP by October 29! Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

November Privacy Lab – CCPA Panel @ Goodwin Law Offices
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides broader rights to consumers and stricter compliance requirements for businesses than any other state or federal privacy law on the books. Preparing for CCPA requires expert judgment and team effort. Arguably, the most challenging unanswered question is this: What is a sale under CCPA?

Join this panel of highly experienced privacy lawyers to discuss and benchmark the CCPA’s tougher questions and newest developments.


Ivan Rothman (Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs): Ivan has significant experience in intellectual property, Internet law and privacy law and has represented numerous US-based and non-US-based companies, including both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, in a wide range of such matters. Ivan’s privacy law practice focuses on U.S. privacy law matters, in particular in the context of M&A support.


Lydia de la Torre (Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs): Lydia provides strategic privacy compliance advice related to US and EU privacy, including data protection and cybersecurity law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), other state’s privacy and cyber laws, US financial privacy laws, and marketing and advertising compliance, as well as information security. She is licensed to practice law both in the EU and in California. Lydia teaches comparative privacy at Santa Clara Law School and runs a blog on data laws (

Francis Fryscak (Founder, SecondSight Law): Francis has practiced extensively in privacy and antitrust matters, and advises both domestically and internationally on the CCPA. Before founding his own firm he was a partner at Cooley LLP and worked for nearly a decade in Palo Alto and San Francisco on regulatory matters for cutting edge technology and biotech companies.

Eric Dilulio (Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP): Eric represents clients in a broad array of privacy and cybersecurity matters and frequently counsels technology companies on how to ensure that novel uses of data comply with various privacy frameworks. Lately he has counseled many clients on preparing for the CCPA, including helping clients assess whether they are subject to the law, analyzing whether clients are engaging in “sales” restricted by the law, and updating privacy policies and revising commercial agreements to comply with the law.

New Era for US Privacy Laws: California and More @ Latham & Watkins
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
New Era for US Privacy Laws: California and More @ Latham & Watkins | England | United Kingdom
In the United States, California’s Consumer Privacy Act takes the lead, as it did with the California Data Breach Notification Law in 2002 which influenced similar laws in the other 49 states. The new California law is due to enter into force on 1 January 2020 and is expected to have a similar ripple effect.

If your company does business in California or elsewhere in the US, then by attending this conference in London, you will be well placed to understand:

– the provisions of this new law
– how it will work
– its duties on companies
– its rights for consumers
– its likely impact in other states,
– how it will work alongside the existing federal privacy laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and
– the chances of a federal consumer privacy law in the next Congressional legislative session, its possible scope and how it would work alongside the state laws.

While the California Consumer Privacy Act has been compared with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, there are important differences.

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