IAPP Touting Importance of Security and Privacy Working Together at RSA® Conference 2016 in San Francisco 

WHAT: RSA® Conference 2016

  • Top privacy experts from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, will speak on critical challenges facing the privacy and security industries at the upcoming RSA Conference 2016.
  • The IAPP invites media and industry analysts at RSA to attend sessions led by IAPP’s privacy experts, set up private briefings, or stop by IAPP’s booth S2713 to discuss the critical issues and greatest challenges facing the privacy industry today. If interested or to request more information, please contact: Lindsay Hinkle, +1 603.427.9200, lhinkle@iapp.org.

WHEN: Feb. 29 – March 4, 2016

WHERE: Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA – Booth S2713


WHO:  J. Trevor Hughes, president and CEO of IAPP, Omer Tene, VP of Research & Education at IAPP, and Sam Pfeifle, publications director at IAPP, will be speaking and leading sessions on the following topics:

  • IAPP: Privacy and Security: Working Better Together Omer Tene of IAPP is joined by FTC Commissioner, Julie Brill; Ruby Zefo, VP, Chief Privacy & Security Council at Intel; Ari Schwartz, managing director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable LLB; Ashkan Soltani, OTSP at the White House; Harriet Pearson, partner at Hogan Lovells; Eduardo Ustaran, partner at Hogan Lovells and Sagi Leizerov, executive director, Americas Leader for Privacy Professionals at EY for a discussion on the importance of security and privacy working together following the constant news of data breaches and privacy pitfalls across sectors. They will also explain how better privacy practices will lead to better security.

Feb. 29, 2016 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM | West | Room: 2022

  • Hot Topics in Privacy: A Conversation with Adobe, Google and Microsoft – J. Trevor Hughes of IAPP gathers privacy experts MeMe Rasmussen, VP, chief privacy officer at Adobe; Keith Enright, legal director, Privacy at Google and Brendon Lynch, chief privacy officer at Microsoft, to chat about the latest trends facing the industry. Topics covered will include social media, mobile devices, sharing culture and the Internet of Things as well as the upcoming European Data Protection Regulation.

March 1, 2016 | 1:10 PM – 2:00 PM | West | Room: 2007  

  • The Data Behind How We Work with DataIAPP’s Sam Pfeifle provides an insider’s look into the privacy industry by exploring the intricacies of the profession from daily tasks to how privacy intersects with and augments security.

March 2, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM | North | Room: 133

  • Investment in Privacy Brings Security ResultsOmer Tene of IAPP and TRUSTe CEO, Chris Babel, will unveil new research examining how investment in privacy best practices can reduce the impact of a data breach in an effort to seek the answer to whether privacy spend can reduce security risks.

March 2, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM | West | Room: 2007

  • Privacy and Cyberthreat Sharing: Bridging the DivideModerator, Omer Tene, along with Ari Schwartz, managing director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable LLP, and Harriet Person, partner at Hogan Lovells, will engage in an explanation on how to bridge the privacy-security divide as the importance of cybersecurity data sharing within organizations, among competitors and with government agencies continues to rise.   

March 2, 2016 | 10:20 AM – 11:10 AM | West | Room: 2007

  • The Future of PrivacyIAPP’s Trevor Hughes will provide an in-depth examination on how emerging technologies like wearables, facial recognition and the onset of big data will shape privacy and public policy debates.   

March 3, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM | West | Room: 3003

  • Beyond Encryption: Why We Can't Come Together on Security and Privacy—and the Catastrophes That Await If We Don’tArthur Coviello, President, Art Coviello Associates, LLC will moderate a panel of privacy and security experts including Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group; Mike McConnell, Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton; Nuala O'Connor, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology and Trevor Hughes, President & CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals, for a discussion on why the encryption controversy is only the tip of the iceberg of the security and privacy debate, and how years of partisan advocacy have eroded our privacy while doing almost nothing for our security.


About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with more than 20,000 members across 83 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.iapp.org.