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Visionary Keynotes

Lord Richard Allan, Vice President Public Policy EMEA, Facebook

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.

Karen Kornbluh, Executive VP, External Affairs, Nielsen

From her work at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to leading U.S. President Barack Obama’s policy team to serving as the U.S. Ambassador to the OECD, Karen Kornbluh has a rare background in analysing and devising policy around technology and communications. Here she offers thoughts on the future of privacy, technological jurisdiction, and the lasting effects of the U.S. presidential election.

Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist, Author, CEO, The Futures Agency

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.

Hear from the Regulators

As the EU inches closer to a new reality with the GDPR, grapples with Brexit and continues to be a leader in developing and defining privacy public policy, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the leader of the Article 29 Working Party will offer their thoughts on the future of data protection in Europe.

Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

Chairwoman, Article 29 Working Party, President, CNIL

Keynote Panel

The world’s two largest trading partners. The globe’s three most prominent privacy regulators. Perhaps the most hotly negotiated international privacy agreement in history. For the first time ever, the IAPP hosts a discussion between the heads of the Federal Trade Commission and the Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Data Protection Congress stage.

Moderator: Omer Tene

VP of Research and Education, IAPP

Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

Chairwoman, Article 29 Working Party; President, CNIL

Edith Ramirez

Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

Thought-Leading Discussion

GDPR and NIS: A Perfect Regulatory Storm?

Learn about the convergence and synergy of these regulations, and who you need to be involved with, in- and outside your organisation, to craft a sustainable compliance response.

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Take It Offline: Networking at the Congress

Drawing some 1,000 data protection pros, thought-leaders and regulators, the Congress is brimming with opportunities to connect.

Invaluable GDPR Training Now Available

NEW! The IAPP is offering its updated, GDPR-focused European Data Protection training class at the Congress. This is where you’ll gain essential, in-depth training on the new legal framework. Learn more now!

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