As head of Facebook’s policy efforts in the EU, Baron Allan of Hallam has been deeply involved in data protection policy matters. While perhaps no firm has faced more regulatory scrutiny, neither is it likely any organisation has more insight into how policymakers see the present and the future.
WHAT AN OUTSTANDING CONGRESS
The Congress was back in Brussels and better than ever this year! Our speakers delivered profound thought leadership and unrivalled education, preparing more than 1,100 delegates for the GDPR and the rapidly changing data protection and privacy landscape.
Addressing issues like implementing and complying with the GDPR, international data transfers and the changing role of the data protection officer, our programme was simply unmatched.
Many thanks to our delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for making this year’s Congress the best yet.
Check out these headlines from the 2016 Congress:
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Dark Reading, 75,000 Data Protection Officers Needed By 2018 To Handle EU Law, 11/9/2016
Hackbusters ( Reposted the Dark Reading Piece), 75,000 Data Protection Officers Needed By 2018 To Handle EU Law, 11/9/2016
Bloomberg, Trump Victory Shouldn’t Threaten Agreement on EU Privacy Shield, 11/9/2016
Contexte, - La lutte continue autour de la directive e-privacy, 11/9/2016
Csuite, Prepare for EU GDPR with first-ever readiness benchmark report, 11/10/2016
EFE Spanish News Agency - Victoria de Trump debe replantear análisis de datos, dice científica Española, 11/10/2016
Law360 , EU Data Protection Reform To Create 75K Compliance Posts, 11/10/2016
The Irish Times , Up to 75,000’ jobs in privacy may be created due to EU regulation, 11/10/2016
The Stack, EU law will require 75,000 data protection officers by 2018, 11/10/2016
We Had Visionary Keynotes Speakers
Gerd Leonhard focuses on ‘hard futures’, eventualities that are almost certain to come to pass, and how they will change the way we live, work and play. As he looks into the future of human-machine interactions, near-constant and ubiquitous surveillance and the Faustian bargains of ‘free’ Internet services, he sees a panoply of privacy issues with which we will have to grapple.
Nuria Oliver is a leading computer scientist examining the most pressing issues in artificial intelligence, big data, and how both can have a positive impact on society at large.
We Heard from the Regulators
Giovanni Buttarelli and Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin offered insights on the future of data protection in Europe under the shadow of the GDPR and Brexit.
Our Keynote Panel, moderated by the IAPP’s Omer Tene, featured a discussion between the heads of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Article 29 Working Party, as well as the European Data Protection Supervisor. The conversation focused on the GDPR and provided deep insights into this hotly negotiated legislation.
Chairwoman, Article 29 Working Party; President, CNIL
Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
We walked away with an enhanced understanding of the convergence and synergy of the NIS Directive and the GDPR, and what foundational elements of privacy and security need to be in place in an organisation to support a successful programme response.
Telematics can be beneficial, but there are significant ethical concerns to keep in mind when they are in use. We discussed the practical issues to recognise when they are implemented.