California’s Momentous New Privacy Law in Focus

Already changing the direction of U.S. privacy practice, California’s new Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA) is the focus of day-long workshop and a keynote address at Privacy. Security. Risk 2018. Join a lineup of top California privacy experts and Alastair Mactaggart, the activist who spurred CaCPA’s passage, for the first major discussion of the transformative law at an industry event.

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Mounting Momentum in the Push for Privacy-Technology Balance

What combination of technology, best practices, policies and regulations promotes growth and innovation without sacrificing privacy? Join the IAPP and your peers in privacy and information security at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018 in Austin, Texas to work toward an answer.

Business, government, education and healthcare are just starting to tap the potential of transformative technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things. But they need public acceptance of new uses for personal data before weaving these new technologies into everyday life. Privacy and information security professionals working together can build confidence that 21st century data analytics and privacy can live together to advance society on every level. P.S.R. is the place to do it.

The momentum toward finding a common ground between what technology can do and what it should do is mounting. Be in Austin this October and be part of the solution.

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Keynote Speakers Explore the Human Element

Alastair Mactaggart

Campaign Chair, Californians for Consumer Privacy

The new California Consumer Privacy Act? Yeah, that was Mactaggart's doing. Hear from the man who changed U.S. privacy forever.

Farhad Manjoo

Technology Columnist, The New York Times

Manjoo writes the the “State of the Art” column for the Times, where he explores the impact of technology on society.

Zeynep Tufekci

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina; Contributing Opinion Writer, The New York Times

The mainstream is quickly growing more interested in technology’s expanding impact on their lives. Zeynep Tufekci’s career has focused on the social impacts of technology, focusing on how digital and computational technology interact with social, political and cultural dynamics.

Tricia Wang

Co-Founder, Sudden Compass, Global Tech Ethnographer

Sometimes, we focus so closely on data, we forget about the humans who create it. Not Tricia Wang, though. Her focus is on making sure data serves humanity, and not the other way around.

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David Becker

Executive Director, Founder, Center for Election Innovation & Research

With the integrity of elections in serious question, David Becker’s years of experience in voting rights and fair elections has never been so relevant. He’s currently spearheading efforts to use technology to transform election administration.

Jeff Jonas

CEO, Founder, Senzing

Scientist and entrepreneur Jeff Jonas has spent three decades working to solve some of the world’s most complex business and big data problems while advocating for privacy and civil liberties. National Geographic recognized him as the “Wizard of Big Data,” and numerous organizations rely on his systems to extract useful intelligence from oceans of data.

Solution-Focused Breakout Sessions

Home, work, play and everything in between are more and more often fueled by technology that collects and processes personal information. P.S.R. 2018 features two days of sessions on the policies, procedures and products that can help balance the convenience new technology offers with the data privacy we need.

A Call to H(Arms): The Cry for Harmonization of Security and Privacy Laws

Current legal and regulatory regimes don’t work. Find out why, and why a radically redesigned harmonization process based on a multi-stakeholder model is the answer. It has worked in realms outside privacy, and now it can work inside privacy.

Third Party Privacy Risk—Beyond Your Organization’s Bounds for GDPR

GDPR compliance doesn’t even stop close to your organization’s boundaries. It extends to any third-party service providers who hand personal information. What are you doing to manage that far-flung liability? Come to this session and learn about frameworks and tools for third-party governance

‘Alexa, Where is My PII? Sorry, You’ll Have to Ask the Enterprise’

AI is coming into our homes and doesn’t have any plans to leave. It will collect every variety of personal information, and in many cases generate more through metadata processing and other technologies. Hear how to assess the AI’s privacy impact on you and your organization.

New for 2018

P.S.R. will be hosting the Privacy Engineering Section Forum on October 17, workshop day. This second meeting of the IAPP’s newest section will focus on practical solutions for integrating privacy management and product development. Come and continue the discussion that started at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2018 in March.


One-on-one? In a small group? At a big party? Whatever your favorite form of networking, P.S.R. has it. Check out the listing of networking events and choose from receptions, casual mixers, peer group meetings and more.

Conference Hotel and Venue

Privacy. Security. Risk. moves to the technology, music and pop-culture mecca of Austin, Texas in 2018. The event is based at the downtown JW Marriott Austin, close to the Sixth Street Entertainment District, South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, the University of Texas and the state capitol building.

JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
+1 512.474.4777

Discounted room rates are available: $299/night. Offer expires September 21, 2018.

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