We face a mountain of change ahead of us. The privacy profession is in the middle of this uncertainty, and you have a lot of questions. The world’s biggest and most anticipated privacy conference is where we come together every year to explore the answers, to synthesize a thousand views and see the way forward.

The Global Privacy Summit returns to DC this April, bringing together perspectives from around the globe for in-depth discussion and gold-standard education, big-picture inspiration and valuable connections. In an age when the future in privacy is a blur, find clarity at the Summit. See the whole picture.



Only the Global Privacy Summit brings you the newest, most innovative perspectives on privacy today—offering a whole new take on your work.

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 this year we’ve outdone ourselves.

Introducing Active Learning Day. Roll up your sleeves for a full day dedicated to practical, hands-on seminars, round-table exercises and operational strategy. Add it to your main conference registration for the complete Summit experience!

Once you register, your seat is guaranteed. But that means space is limited, so register early. There are so many session choices—check them out now and customize your own Active Learning Day.

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Show-Stopping Sessions

Vendor Risk 2.0—Are You Sure You Know Where Your Data Is?

Last year, we gave you practical guidance on how to start managing data security and privacy risks presented by vendors. This year, we’re back with more practical steps to manage the risks presented by your vendors in our ever-changing data-driven world.

Sextortion, Doxing, Cyberstalking and the Real-World Harm of Data Insecurity

As computers and mobile devices have evolved into repositories for all of our intimate communications, private documents, and personal images, the nature of cybercrime has taken an ugly turn. We’ll learn more about how these crimes are perpetrated, the challenges of investigating them, and whether current laws adequately protect against such troubling violations of privacy.


Since the 1860s, the scenic waterfalls near Bartlett, New Hampshire have been known as Diana’s Baths, evoking Ovid’s story of Diana, goddess of the hunt, who punishes Actaeon for inadvertently seeing her with her female followers.

The story of Diana and Actaeon serves as a resonant symbol of the importance of privacy throughout history, and a poignant allegory for data protection in our modern era.

Lincoln Perry, inspired by the beauty of the falls and the topicality of the myth, has done dozens of pieces on Diana’s Baths in various media. We are honored to feature Perry as our artist-in-residence at this year’s Summit. 

Networking, Networking and More Networking

This is the privacy gathering of the year—and we’re not exaggerating. With 3,000+ attendees and myriad networking opportunities, the Summit is designed to help you make valuable new connections and enhance your career.

The Privacy Bar Section Forum
April 21
Washington, DC
SOLD OUT! Seats are full for the Privacy Bar Section Forum 2017. If you’ve put your name on the wait list, we’ll be in touch. Check out the details.


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

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The Global Privacy Summit has long been the world’s premier privacy conference, but for 2017, we’re raising the bar—and you can be part of it.

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