We Can Barely Contain Our Excitement

Summit 2017 Programming is Underway!

The call for speakers has now closed, and we’ve been on the edge of our seats as intriguing proposals poured in. After the hot year that privacy has had around the globe, we knew there would be no shortage of dynamic material to cover. Big news and big names are brewing for a rich program in April!

With the five-star education and up-to-the-minute discussion you’ve come to expect (and let’s not forget the Privacy Bash!), the world’s premier global privacy conference returns to Washington, DC for spring 2017. We are very excited about what’s in store! Stay tuned for details.

Registration Opens: 9 a.m. Eastern time on December 19

Summit 2016 Was Incredible: Check Out the Highlights

Drawing 3,500+ attendees from around the globe, the Global Privacy Summit 2016 was a testament to our growing, increasingly sophisticated privacy and data protection community. We talked big ideas, practical strategies, ethical issues, evolving regulation and so much more. We connected and built our networks. And we had a whole lot of fun doing it.

Headliners and Keynotes

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

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 Industries of the Future, Ross will likely burnish 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.

Next-level Networking

See for Yourself

“Thank you for another phenomenal Summit—I can’t wait for next year!”

—2016 attendee

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