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Privacy Perspectives | Catching up with this year's top #GPS17 slide presentations Related reading: New tech aims to redefine privacy compliance




The IAPP recently held its Global Privacy Summit in Washington, where nearly 3,500 privacy professionals from all over the world gathered to learn about the ever-changing privacy industry. During the course of the three-day event, attendees filled the halls of the Washington Marriott Marquis to see presentations delivered by a variety of privacy professionals on a multitude of subjects.

Did you happen to miss out on Summit? Or were you there but want to revisit some slide decks? No need to fear. Here are some of the notable presentations from this year’s event. Of course, these are just some of the many slide decks provided to us from the event. To see if other presenters offered up their slide decks, go to the Summit program and schedule page and expand a session of your choice. If slides were provided by the speakers, you'll be able to access them there. 

Law and transborder data flows

Privacy legislation was undoubtedly front and center at Summit, and this year’s crop of presentations covered the most pressing issues privacy professionals are going to face in the upcoming months and years.

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation was, perhaps, the topic at this year's Summit. “How to GDPR-ify Your Vendor Management Program” ran down the important GDPR principles for organizations to keep in mind when setting up third-party contracts.

Getting Privacy Shield Right” covered everything from who is participating in Privacy Shield, new developments and resources, compliance efforts and a schedule of important dates for organizations to keep in mind going forward.

Alternative data flows were also covered on a global scale with the in-depth presentation on “Binding Corporate Rules: The New Frontier for Global Data Flows,” where BCRs were stacked up against Privacy Shield and other pieces of legislation and how they can help businesses around the world.

U.S. laws were also given their day in the “Lessons in Liability: The U.S. Privacy Landscape and Proposals for Reform” presentation.

It’s all about the Benjamins   

Another common theme among Summit presentations centered around privacy affecting an organization’s bottom line.

Dealing in Data: Privacy and Security in Commercial Transactions and M&A covered the importance of identifying data protection issues when conducting a merger, while finding ways to reduce risk through diligence and the negotiation process.

In "The Biggest Bang for the Buck: A Cost-Benefit Analysis for Your Privacy Program," presenters explained that privacy professionals have the same goals, such as promoting strong privacy practices and mitigating risk, and the same challenges, including limited resources and a varied employee base. The presentation covered five categories of controls across different industries, looking at governance controls in health care and technology tools in payment solutions.

Cybercrimes were covered in "Shakedown Street: Cyber Extortion, Data Breach and the Dirty Business of Bitcoin," which took a look at the rise of distributed denial of service and ransomware attacks and some of the unique cases to have popped up in recent years.

The human element

Summit presentations weren't only about money and laws. Privacy professionals were able to take in presentations focusing on the people working on those privacy programs.

"My Special Sauce: How Women (And Men) Can Tout Their Privacy Cred" covered the way privacy professionals of all genders can best display their successes while ensuring they also speak up to ensure they get the credit they deserve.

"Lost in Translation? How Privacy Pros Can Speak Across Cultures and Languages" takes a look at different privacy regulations from all over the world, the cultural differences between privacy in the U.S. and Latin America and a breakdown of who exactly makes up a privacy program.

If you want to make sure you are there in person to see the presentations next year, the next Summit will be taking place in March 2018.


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