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IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023

Training April 2-3
Active Learning April 3
Conference April 4-5

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Now Accepting Speaking Proposals for Summit 2023

The world’s privacy community looks to the IAPP Global Privacy Summit for cutting-edge education, thorough guidance and energizing camaraderie in a rapidly evolving profession. Contribute your expertise and submit a speaking proposal for consideration.

The deadline to submit is September 18.

Submit your proposal

We Get the Topics From You, the Pros
We want you to tell us what the cutting-edge subjects are this year.

When outlining your engaging session, you are empowered to include the subjects from your work that your peers ought to know about. Here is a little inspiration:

  • Emerging tech and ethical considerations.
  • Online tracking and data management.
  • Privacy operations management.
  • Privacy engineering.
  • Global regulatory updates.
  • State and federal law.

Speaking Has Its Benefits
Seize the opportunity to give back to the community and share your expertise. You will also:

  • Gain exposure with the world’s largest privacy association.
  • Elevate the profession by sharing your knowledge.
  • Receive a complimentary pass to attend the conference.

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The World’s Most Prestigious Privacy Conference

The world’s premier privacy and data protection conference focuses on international topics, policy and strategy. Recognized as a leading forum for discussion, the Summit features expert speakers and top regulators, and delivers unmatched education and networking opportunities.

At Summit 2022, We Explored the Full Spectrum of Privacy

The World’s Most Prestigious Privacy Conference Had its Best Event Ever

Over 4,000 attendees made their way to Washington, D.C. for the first return of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit since 2019. They enjoyed four days of highly anticipated networking and privacy education, where critical topics such as privacy in technology, cross-border data flow, the future of third-party cookies and the prospect of a U.S. national privacy law were discussed. Through many breakout and active learning sessions, they were exposed to the latest groundbreaking developments in privacy and data protection and discovered new solutions and best practices to implement into their own privacy operations.

IAPP’s best Summit yet kicked off a night early on Monday, April 11 with an Opening General Session featuring bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell; Amy Gajda, author of “Seek and Hide” and Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina M. Khan in her first public address.

The next day’s general session made national news when Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took the stage to discuss why “protecting privacy is one of the most essential battles of our time.” His headline keynote address was followed by Zahra Mosawi, the former Commissioner of Access to Information Commission of Afghanistan. Mosawi spoke about her experience working to establish freedom of expression and information rights for the Afghan people. European Commissioner of Justice Didier Reynders finished the morning’s session discussing his work promoting Europe’s fundamental right to personal data protection in his pre-recorded address.

On the final day of Summit 2022, Microsoft President and Vice Chair Brad Smith shared his perspective on the responsibilities the tech sector must adopt plus the role of governments in keeping pace with challenges created by emerging technologies in the Closing General Session. While historian and award-winning filmmaker David Olusoga presented his research on 19th century epidemiological history and the fascinating origins of when data was first used to extend life. To close the session, The Markup Editor-in-Chief and founder Julia Angwin and The New York Times National Technology Correspondent Cecilia Kang came together for a keynote panel moderated by Koch Distinguished Professor in Law at Washington University, Neil Richards. The two top journalists reporting on technology shared their unique perspectives on data privacy stories that are making headlines today.

Each inspirational keynote session set the tone for the rest of the day’s incredible sessions. See below for more details on the most recent Summit gathering.

Thank you for joining us in 2022!

We received so much positive feedback about this year's content and opportunities to make critical connections. We're looking forward to 2023!


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Why You Should Attend Next Year

The IAPP’s Summit has proven itself to be the most comprehensive data privacy event on the planet. Here are a few reasons why:








Expert Speakers




2022 Keynote Speakers

Tim Cook

CEO, Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes privacy is a fundamental human right. A tireless advocate for the privacy rights of users, Apple announces new privacy and data security features yearly that help protect consumers. This was Cook’s first appearance at the IAPP, and an opportunity to hear his thoughts on the public policy issues informing the privacy landscape.

Amy Gajda

Author of “Seek and Hide;” Class of 1937 Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School

Amy Gajda’s brand-new book “Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy” chronicles the tension in American law and society between individual privacy and the public’s right to know. “Seek and Hide” includes the pivotal 1927 Supreme Court case Olmstead v. United States, in which Justice Louis Brandeis dissented in favor of privacy and against the government’s wiretapping of Roy Olmstead’s phone without a warrant. Justice Brandeis’s reasoning in the Olmstead case helps show the clash between privacy interests and First Amendment interests well before our current technological advancements. The IAPP’s proud display of the original Olmstead telephone at this year’s Global Privacy Summit offered further tangible proof that the history of privacy is profoundly relevant in our contemporary privacy debates.

Malcolm Gladwell

New York Times Bestselling Author

Six-time New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell’s newest book, “The Bomber Mafia,” weighed the ethics of deploying well-intended technological innovations with uncharted moral consequences.

Lina M. Khan

Chair of the Federal Trade Commission

In her first public address as FTC Chair, Lina M. Khan discussed the priorities and focus for the Federal Trade Commission.

Zahra Mosawi

Ex-Commissioner, Access to Information Commission of Afghanistan

The former commissioner of the Access to Information Commission of Afghanistan spoke about her experience working to establish freedom of expression and information rights for the Afghan people.

David Olusoga

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Historian, Author, Broadcaster

By examining 19th century epidemiological history, David Olusoga explored the fascinating origins of when data was first used to extend life.

Didier Reynders

European Commissioner for Justice

As the EU’s lead for justice, Reynders ensures the full implementation and enforcement of the GDPR and promotes Europe’s fundamental right to personal data protection becoming a global model. After EU-U.S. officials announced the political agreement of the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework on March 25, Reynders described the “intense negotiations” as the latest step toward replacing the Privacy Shield. He also made it clear that “the work continues” toward having a final agreement in place by year’s end.

Brad Smith

President and Vice Chair, Microsoft

Brad Smith leads Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs team, a global team working on the critical issues that lay at the intersection of technology and society. Instead of resisting regulation, Smith urged the tech sector to assume more responsibility and for governments to move faster to address the challenges created by digital technologies.



Keynote Panel

Moderator: Neil Richards

Koch Distinguished Professor in Law, Washington University School of Law

Julia Angwin

Founder of The Markup

Cecilia Kang

National Technology Correspondent, The New York Times

How does the media devise its coverage on data protection and data privacy? This keynote panel comprised of today’s top technology journalists offered an insider’s perspective on the splashiest data privacy stories, including what they imply for the industry and the future of data privacy reporting.

Outstanding Session Content With a Global Reach

See topics that were of high importance in 2022

  • International Data Transfers.
  • Privacy Operations Management.
  • Online Advertising.
  • Data Breach/Loss.
  • Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Privacy Metrics.
  • Global Legislative Updates.
  • Health Care Privacy.
  • Global Privacy Program Management.
  • Security Operations Management.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • Children’s Privacy.

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