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What an amazing P.S.R. week. Riveting General Session speakers and eye-opening breakouts drove home the state of data protection these days: we can’t have privacy without security, and we can’t have security without privacy.

Keynote Michael Finkel got everyone thinking about the extremes of privacy with the intriguing story of the North Pond Hermit’s 27 years without human contact. Karen Levy detailed our intimate relationship with surveillance, and thus the importance of your work as privacy and security pros. Author Sebastian Junger broke the mold with an exploration of how humanity connects in times of distress. You can revisit the chatter from event in the Show Daily and Twitter #PSR17.

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Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Michael Finkel

Best-Selling Author of The Stranger in the Woods and True Story

While he has experienced and explored identity theft firsthand with the book True Story, it's his newest work that brought Finkel to P.S.R.: The Stranger in the Woods, the story of one of the world’s most private people.

Sebastian Junger

Award-Winning Journalist, Director, and Best-Selling Author of The Perfect Storm

Author Sebastian Junger made his name with the riveting bestseller The Perfect Storm, drew accolades for WAR, and now addresses a topic central to the privacy field with Tribe, an exploration of whether privacy runs counter to the essence of what makes us happy.

Karen Levy

Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science, Cornell University

Cornell's Karen Levy is at the forefront of research surrounding artificial intelligence, surveillance, and data use in a variety of settings—from the workplace to the bedroom to the cab of your average long-haul trucker.

Keynote Panel

Moderator: Ruby Zefo, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP

VP Law and Policy Group, Chief Privacy and Security Counsel, Intel

J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP

President and CEO, IAPP

Matt Loeb


As the digital world evolves, will privacy and security professionals become one and the same? What does the hybrid professional of tomorrow look like? The CEOs of the IAPP and ISACA explored this topic on the P.S.R. stage.

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