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The Privacy Advisor | IAPP launches virtual Summit Sessions Related reading: IAPP offices go virtual: An update

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In an effort to ensure privacy professionals can stay informed and up to date on the latest developments in the privacy space as impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, the International Association of Privacy Professionals is launching significantly more online content.

Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the IAPP canceled in-person conferences, including the Global Privacy Summit 2020, at which it expected to gather more than 5,000 participants from 60 countries around the world in Washington. IAPP Summit Sessions — a suite of virtual presentations from experts in the privacy space — will feature select programming from the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Data Protection Intensive: UK, Canada Privacy Symposium and more, focused on critical data protection issues and legislation. 

“With the pandemic, our members are often working from home and facing profound challenges of having to adapt to a new environment. This makes virtual content incredibly useful,” IAPP Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer Omer Tene said. “The work on privacy and data protection didn’t pause. In fact, the response to the pandemic is raising a host of new issues ranging from data sharing with the government to privacy in virtual work environments to monitoring employee health. In addition, the California Consumer Privacy Act is in effect and will be enforced come July. A new ballot initiative is in the works in California. Europe is advancing its new digital agenda. The show must go on, and it will, with a host of IAPP virtual content.”

The IAPP Summit Sessions, now available here, will allow members to earn up to 20 Continuing Privacy Education and 23 Mandatory Continuing Legal Education points. Sessions in the archive are on-demand and span across six tracks: Trending Privacy Topics; Global Legislative Updates; Intersection of Privacy & Security; Adtech, Martech & Geolocation; Genetics, Biometrics & Health Care; and Privacy Operations Management. The IAPP also plans to host some live sessions to allow attendees to take part in the conversation, and new virtual content will be made available on a weekly basis.

IAPP Programming Director Rick Habib, CIPP/US, said one of the first sessions will be led by Azure Chief Privacy Officer David Marcos, CIPM, CIPT, titled “Bridging the Gap: Hyper-Scaling Privacy Governance & Engineering in the Cloud.” Other topics explore privacy and security issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, legislative updates in Washington, D.C. and the United States, a look at EU privacy law, privacy regulatory challenges in greater China, and more.

“We want to give people the most up to date and best educational and informational content around data privacy and help people do their jobs,” Habib said. “We are continuing to answer our members' content needs in this challenging climate in a way that makes sense.”

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