It’s the World’s Biggest Privacy Event of 2018

SAVE THE DATE: Summit registration opens in December

The call for proposals has closed, and speaking applications have been pouring into our inbox for months. Everyone knows 2018 will be a landmark year in the privacy and data protection profession, and we’re ready to kick it off with our first and biggest conference of the year: the Global Privacy Summit.

As the world’s premier privacy and data protection conference, the Summit delivers five-star education, up-to-the-minute content and unsurpassed networking festivities. We are very excited about what’s in store for 2018! Stay tuned for details.

Don’t miss the announcement when registration opens in December!

Summit 2017 Was Incredible: Check Out the Highlights

Nearly 3,500 privacy pros gathered in Washington, DC, to share perspectives, innovate, educate, and widen our views of the road ahead.

We talked ethics, connectedness and technology. We heard moving stories, and walked in each other’s shoes. We made professional connections and gained critical perspective on the role privacy plays in the world, for today and the future. (And many realized that yes, the GDPR is a really big deal. Are you prepared?)


Rabia Chaudry

Attorney, CVE Expert Consultant, Podcast Producer and Host, Undisclosed

A lawyer, advocate, podcaster and author, Rabia Chaudry's New York Times bestseller Adnan's Story continues the tale begun by Serial, the most popular podcast in history. Her work is where religion, violent extremism, law enforcement and national security intersect.

Tristan Harris

Co-director, Time Well Spent

Is your time well spent? Tristan Harris is a design ethicist and philosopher working to make sure the apps and websites you use compete not to monopolize your time, but to actually make your life better.

Rebecca Skloot

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Journalist

With The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and her continuing research, Rebecca Skloot brings together the worlds of science, privacy, ethics, and the most pressing societal issues facing the globe today.

J.D. Vance

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Hillbilly Elegy

In Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance shines light on how the decline of the manufacturing economy has taken a toll on communities. In moving from the U.S. Rust Belt to the Marines to Silicon Valley, Vance has unique insight on social values and connectedness in an evolving global society.

Active Learning Re-Envisioned

Our Active Learning conference sessions have always been a sold-out hit, and for 2017 we upped the ante with a whole new format.

Those who attended the all-new Active Learning Day discovered the full Summit experience. Practical, hands-on seminars, round-table style exercises and operational strategy made a big splash, arming attendees with tangible next steps to put to use on Monday morning.

Blockbuster Sessions from 2017

An Alternative Approach to PIAs

Attendees left this session abuzz with new ideas for achieving the objectives of PIAs while avoiding all the traditional challenges.

GDPR Beyond May of 2018

Across the board, GDPR programming was in huge demand. This session filled the room to answer some big questions: After all your hard implementation work, what comes next? How will your organization sustain compliance over time?

Practical Data De-Identification

De-identifying personal data plays a central role in every privacy professional’s and policymaker’s toolbox. This packed session dove deep into challenges and strategies using several diverse case studies.

See for Yourself

Interested? Let us keep you in the loop:

The Global Privacy Summit has long been the world’s premier privacy conference, and we’re raising the bar in 2018. You can be a part of it! 

“This is by far the best conference in the privacy and data security field.”
-2017 Attendee
“The event was fabulous and I would love to attend every year.”
-2017 Attendee

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