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The Global Privacy Summit is where the world’s data protection profession gathers year after year, from DPAs and top regulators to newly minted privacy pros. 2018 promises to be a landmark year in privacy—make sure you are part of it.

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Stellar Keynotes Break the Mold

Monica Lewinsky

Social Activist, Writer, Public Speaker

Photography Credit: Damon Winter/The New York Times/Redux. Addressing such topics as survival, resilience, digital reputation and equality, Lewinsky will share firsthand perspective on private shame as a very public and in-demand online commodity.

Viviane Reding

MEP, International Trade, TiSA Rapporteur

As vice president of the European Commission, Reding oversaw the original drafting of the GDPR. Now, as MEP she oversees the EU's position in global trade, including the digital economy.

Jon Ronson

Writer, Broadcaster, Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker

A humorist, sci-fi author, and journalist, Ronson tapped into the anxieties of social media with “So You've Been Publicly Shamed,” and now investigates the way the internet is changing everything from digital marketing to the adult entertainment industry.

Simon Schama

Professor, Columbia University; Contributing Editor, Financial Times

To look forward, we must know the past. Such is Simon Schama's specialty, diving into the history of culture to better understand the here and now.

Birgit Sippel

MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

All eyes will be on MEP Sippel as she serves as rapporteur for the EU's new ePrivacy Regulation, which some have described as potentially more consequential than the GDPR.

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Roll Up Your Sleeves for Active Learning

Let’s get down to business. On Active Learning Day, get ready for hands-on, practical, round-table-style workshops targeting the privacy challenges facing your organization.

Mix and match from a variety of topics to customize your own Active Learning Day.

A Rich and Dynamic Program

More than 70 educational breakout sessions run the data protection gamut, from practical instruction to thinking outside the box, and plenty on the GDPR.


Will Sears

Will Sears uses the visual chaos of deconstructed and rearranged signage, found materials, and painted elements to comment on the overwhelming nature of contemporary visual culture. His thoughtful compositions and restrained color palette are evidence of his desire to break up the daily barrage of sensory input and find beauty in the outcome.

A Variety of Networking Options

It’s about connections. Year after year, Summit regulars rave about the diversity of opportunities to dial in and find their crowd. Find yours at these events-within-the-event.


We’re thrilled to return to D.C. at the Washington Marriott Marquis and Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and we can’t wait to see you there.

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If you’re a legal-focused privacy pro, book an extra night at the Marriott Marquis in DC and join us at the Privacy Bar Section Forum 2018. This information-packed event will follow the Summit at the same venue. Register today.
If you’re a privacy pro working in IT, book an extra night at the Marriott Marquis in DC and join us at the Privacy Engineering Section Forum 2018. This information-packed event will follow the Summit at the same venue. Register today!
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