We're gobsmacked: That was one amazing Summit. 

Drawing 3,500+ attendees, Summit 2016 was a testament to our growing, increasingly sophisticated privacy community. We talked big ideas and practical strategies, we made new connections and we had a whole lot of fun in the process.

If you missed it, you missed out, but don’t despair. Keep reading for all the highlights. 


Kenneth Bamberger

Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley

Deirdre Mulligan

Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Panel

With Privacy on the Ground, Mulligan and Bamberger have delivered a book providing the most in-depth look yet on the way that privacy is done in organizations big and small throughout the world.

Giorgia Lupi

Co-Founder, Design Director, Accurat

As head of Accurat, Lupi is using data to illustrate problems and their solutions around the globe, making information both beautiful and useful.

Alec Ross

Author; Former Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation, U.S. Department of State

With the highly anticipated The Industries of the Future, Ross burnishes his reputation as one of the foremost thinkers on technological innovation and its impact on society.

Brad Smith

President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

As the head of one of the largest corporate legal teams in the world, at one of the largest technology firms in the world, Smith has rare insight into the biggest privacy issues of our day in the U.S., EU and around the globe.

Frank Warren

Creator, PostSecret Project

Warren’s PostSecret Project is the most-visited non-commercial blog in the world, raising millions for mental health awareness while exploring anonymity and privacy in our mental lives. He’ll share what he’s learned about secrets and their powerful healing impact on society.

Show-Stopping Sessions

Technology, Business and Policy: The FTC as a Privacy Regulator

As IoT products are set to saturate the market, what privacy and security obligations should companies be following? That’s exactly what reporter Andrea Peterson, Commissioner Terrell McSweeny and researcher Ashkan Soltani explored in this illuminating session.

The Summit in the News

Of course we think the Summit is the be-all and end-all of privacy events, but don’t take our word for it! Read some of the top stories coming out of this year’s conference.

The New York Times F.B.I. Lawyer Won’t Say if Data From Unlocked iPhone Is Useful

Politico Thune Eyes April for FCC Reauth Markup

Bloomberg BNA Majority of Corporations Use Outside Counsel for Privacy Issues, Survey Finds

Wall Street Journal FBI Analyzing Data From San Bernardino iPhone for Leads

Cisco Blog Privacy Takes Center Stage in Security Discussions After Years of Being Kept in the Background

Corporate Counsel Survey: Privacy Lawyers in Growing Demand


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