Privacy Engineering Section Forum

Wednesday, May 1
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

With the rising tide of products and services collecting and processing personal data, the time for real solutions is here.

The ever-closer connection between people, privacy and technology will be the focus of the next Privacy Engineering Section Forum, brought to you by the IAPP’s Privacy Engineering Section and held in conjunction with Summit 2019 Active Learning Day sessions. This nitty-gritty half-day event will examine the nuts and bolts of integrating privacy management and product development. Come for in-depth discussions and real-world examples of privacy management at work.

Two registration options:

  • Available as a standalone event
  • Add it to your main conference registration with the Conference Plus+ Pass (3-Day)


This May forum follows up a sold-out session at the IAPP’s Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018 this past October in Austin, TX, which focused on practical solutions for integrating privacy management and product development .


Schedule and Program

  • local_dining8 - 9 a.m.
    Registration and Breakfast
    Breakfast will be served in Mount Vernon Square, Level M3.
  • expand_more9 – 10 a.m.
    Constructing Identities From Data

    Christopher Glover, CEO, Identity Aware Solutions
    Sagi Leizerov, CIPP/US, SVP, Enterprise Privacy Solutions, Dataguise

    Finding and confirming an identity in data is not always a clear-cut case. More often than not, the process of searching for data subjects in large data sets, and attempting to match them across different data sets, is a matter of a statistical confidence range. This session will explore the key technical details behind the calculations needed for identity matching, the challenges behind it, and the opportunities it offers to the field of privacy management.

  • local_cafe10 – 10:30 a.m.
    Refreshment Break
  • expand_more10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    Lessons Learned for Running a Successful Technology Proof of Concept

    Moderator: Arif Khan, Director Pre and Post Sales Engineering, Dataguise
    Lynne Bird, Program Manager, Microsoft
    Kevin Murphy, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, Division VP, Global Information Security, Data Privacy Officer, Corning
    Mike Tibodeau, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, Data Protection Operations Manager, Chief of Staff, Cisco

    As technology is being adopted for privacy management, more companies are assessing possible vendors by conducting proofs of concept (POCs). There are various direct and indirect costs that impact both vendors and customers when running POCs. There are also different reasons why POCs end up longer, more expensive, or with no conclusive decision. This session is intended to explore those different facets of this technology-vetting process.

  • expand_more11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    The Challenges of Scanning Large Volumes of Personal Information

    Moderator: Anhad Singh, Senior Enterprise Architect, Dataguise
    Will Ackerly, CTO, Virtu
    Christopher Glover, CEO, Identity Aware Solutions
    Martin Izenson, Senior Business Leader, Visa
    Subramanian Ramesh, CIPT, SVP Product, Technology, Dataguise

    New privacy technology solutions involve the scanning of large amounts of data to find personal information and identities. As scanning becomes an integral part of improving control over personal information management, the different challenges of actually completing scans efficiently becomes an increasingly important topic for privacy engineering professionals. This session is a combination of technical overview and lessons learned when it comes to scanning large volumes of data. The speakers will provide an overview of key technology features impacting scanning and then share their related lessons learned.

  • local_dining12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Networking Lunch
    Lunch will be served in Mount Vernon Square, Level M3.
  • expand_more1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Marrying Privacy Engineering and User Experience

    Jenn Behrens, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, Partner, EVP Privacy, Kuma

    Product development inextricably requires good user experience for successful launch. Dr. Behrens will provide the context (and supporting artifacts) for how privacy engineering can positively impact design of user interfaces. Documents and process flows will be provided and reviewed in this interactive session. Attendees will learn how to apply the discipline of privacy engineering with the UI/UX team through analysis of elements such as copy/content, icons and graphics, font colors/sizes, notification timing, layered notifications through invoking comprehensive and balanced privacy controls and using UX tools (such as A/B testing) to determine positive customer experience.