Speak at privacy’s biggest event

Contribute to the privacy and data protection profession while growing your reputation by speaking at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2025. Submit a breakout session proposal describing how you would explore an issue influencing information privacy or AI governance. Among the topics of interest to the Summit audience are:

  • Artificial intelligence governance.
  • Responding to the EU Artificial Intelligence Act.
  • International legislative and regulatory updates – U.S., EU, China, India.
  • Children’s privacy.
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies.
  • Data privacy impact assessments.
  • Privacy culture.
  • Risk management.
  • Privacy in the workplace.
  • International data transfers.
  • U.S. state privacy law and federal privacy developments.
  • Privacy operations management.
  • Online advertising and consumer privacy.
  • Data breach/loss.
  • Health care privacy.
  • Global privacy program management.
  • Cybersecurity.

Share your insights and experience at the privacy profession’s largest and most influential event. Send us your idea today.

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The call for proposals closes 8 Sept. 2024.

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2024 conference recap

A showcase of exploration and innovation

The IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024 agenda covered AI governance implementation, data minimization and breach response strategies, immersive advertising, new children’s privacy regulations, data transfer options and regulatory changes, data privacy impact statement creation, healthcare data protection, vendor/third party management, new and pending legislation in the U.S., EU, China and India, and much more. A special series of seven breakout sessions focused on preparing for the EU Artificial Intelligence Act.

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The Summit keynote stage hosted seven speakers and a panel discussion of public- and private-sector privacy experts. Authors Anu Bradford, Joy Buolamwini, Anna Funder, Kashmir Hill, Urs Gasser, Jeff Jarvis, and textile designer Rachele Didero. The authors explored global competition in technology regulation, the social and privacy implications of AI and surveillance, the future of digital governance, and technology’s role in society. Didero discussed developing facial recognition-defying fabric designs and how they support individual privacy.

The keynote panel included Australian Privacy Commissioner Carly Kind; Mastercard Chief Privacy and Data Responsibility Officer Caroline Louveaux, CIPP/E, CIPM; IBM Vice President, Chief Privacy and Trust Officer Christina Montgomery; U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter, and moderator Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, IAPP vice president and chief knowledge officer.

The privacy field is colliding with a host of policy domains as AI governance takes center stage, amidst amid a slate of digital policy regulations and intersections with competition, trade policy, and national security globally. Countries and companies are grappling with where to situate digital governance. Who will shape the future of our profession and what structure will it take?

Summit is also about building community and connections. Attendees connected through the IAPP Engagement Hub and networking events including industry meetups, the first-time attendee breakfast, peer-to-peer roundtables, welcome reception and Privacy Bash. More than 80 exhibitors demonstrated the latest solutions and services for privacy and artificial intelligence governance. See the photo and social media galleries, below for more impressions of Summit 2024.

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Keynote speakers

Anu Bradford

Author, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Anu Bradford’s new book, “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology,” explores how three competing frameworks for regulating technology (the American market-driven model, the Chinese state-driven model, and the European rights-driven model) will shape the global digital landscape — and the future of liberal democracy.

Joy Buolamwini, Ph.D.

Artificial Intelligence Expert, Artist, Founder of Algorithmic Justice League and Author of National Bestseller “Unmasking AI”

Described as “the conscience of the A.I. Revolution,” Buolamwini uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence and create a world with more equitable and accountable technology.

Rachele Didero

Founder, Cap_able

Rachele Didero designs innovative privacy protecting garments that protect citizens’ facial biometric data, and creates awareness around the improper use of facial recognition technology through her work at Cap_able.

Anna Funder

Author, University of Technology Luminary

Anna Funder’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning books “Stasiland” and “All That I Am” illuminate the human condition in times of tyranny and surveillance through stories of courage, resistance, conscience and love. Her latest work, “Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life,” was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of 2023. Originally trained as an international human rights lawyer, Anna lives in Sydney.

Urs Gasser

Dean, Professor of Public Policy, Governance, and Innovative Technology, Technical University of Munich

Urs Gasser’s latest book, “Guardrails” explores the need to look beyond network governance and data governance and focus on decision governance. Join Gasser as he addresses the global concerns of our time and the urgency to comprehend the scope of guardrails available to us in this digital age.

Kashmir Hill

Technology Reporter, The New York Times

In her latest book, “Your Face Belongs to Us,” Kashmir Hill tells the story of the rise of a technological superpower and a warning that, in the absence of vigilance and government regulation, it is one of the many new technologies that challenge what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once called “the right to be let alone.”

Jeff Jarvis

Author, Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism Innovation Emeritus, CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Jeff Jarvis’ book, “The Gutenberg Parenthesis: The Age of Print and Its Lessons for the Age of the Internet” explores the history of technology and power, drawing out lessons for our current digital age by looking back at the age of print and the rise of mass media.


Keynote Panel

Moderator: Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US

Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer, IAPP

Carly Kind

Australian Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Caroline Louveaux, CIPP/E, CIPM

Chief Privacy and Data Responsibility Officer, Mastercard

Christina Montgomery

Vice President, Chief Privacy and Trust Officer, IBM

Rebecca Slaughter

Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

The privacy field is colliding with a host of policy domains as AI governance takes center stage amid a slate of digital policy regulations and intersections with competition, trade policy, and national security globally. Countries and companies are grappling with where to situate digital governance. Who will shape the future of our profession and what structure?

Summit on social media — #GPS24

Summit in pictures

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