PrivSec Global brings together leading experts from around the globe, for a 2-day livestream experience that ensures attendees have access to the latest information, guidance and advice on data protection, privacy and security.

PrivSec Global returns on 22-23 September, and will once again deliver a carefully curated agenda that taps into the expertise of subject matter experts, industry leaders, visionaries and academics.

The full Agenda will be released shortly.

Agenda Themes at PrivSec Global:

Relationship between Innovation and Equity

Innovation can drive equity in privacy and security, but it can also contribute to inequality. So much of our technology is driven by users - we make things without knowing what they'll be used for, then let people play with them and define that for us. This has a massive impact on security, both because it means that people will effectively hack the software we make just by imagining a new use for it, and because it speeds up the technology development lifecycle.

Topics covered will include:

  • Pandemic-resulting WFH Revolution challenges
  • Facial Recognition in the 21st Century
  • Geofencing

Global Data Protection and Privacy Law Developments

The “patchwork” of privacy legislation across the U.S. continues to—slowly—stitch itself together; but it’s not just the U.S. where privacy law is advancing—there are important ongoing developments in many regions throughout 2021, including Canada, South Africa, and China.
Topics covered will include:

  • USA and a Federal Data Privacy Law
  • South Africa and POPIA enforcement
  • China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

Emerging Challenges in Cybersecurity

The Solarwinds hack was among the most significant cyber incidents of all time—and the full impact remains unknown; are governments taking cybercrime threats sufficiently seriously, and what’s at stake when extortionists and state actors can shut down critical infrastructure and spy on government agencies?
Topics covered will include:

  • Emerging consequences of the Solarwinds attack
  • Biden’s executive order and third-party risk management
  • Threat detection and data breach notification thresholds

Digital Advertising

In recent years, online advertising has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry affecting every internet user. The targeted advertising market is worth billions—but it relies on collecting the personal data of millions of people, often without their consent; will consumer privacy benefit from the shift from targeting based on “first-party” data, and how can companies whose revenues depend on third-party data survive?
Topics covered will include:

  • Browser-level cookie opt-outs and “cookie paywalls” under the ePrivacy Regulation
  • Death of third-party cookies and digital advertising
  • Ensure compliance when collecting first-party data

AI Regulation

The proposed AI Regulation is a vast and ambitious law that attempts to both facilitate the use of AI across Europe and protect Europeans from its more harmful effects.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, the proposal has been criticised both by those who argue it will stifle innovation—and by those who say it does not go far enough. Topics covered will include:

  • EU AI regulation and business
  • Stifling innovation or not going far enough?
  • Privacy risks in biometric identification

International Data Flows

Businesses seeking to transfer personal data out of the EU continue to face a lot of uncertainty.  But is there any feasible solution available for an individual company—or is waiting in hope for a binding international privacy framework the only way forward?
Topics covered will include:

  • Key cases and decisions since Schrems II
  • “Onward transfers” from adequate countries
  • Recently published SCCs

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

Data and technology play an increasingly critical role in government, society, and the environment. According to AlphaSense, “More than 1 in 4 dollars (or) of global AUM (Assets Under Management) is now managed under an ESG investment strategy.  This focus on ESG includes corporations being held accountable for how they handle sensitive consumer data, specifically around their Data Privacy and Protection policies.”
Topics covered will include:

  • Company’s sustainable data use
  • Integrating privacy goals into business activities
  • ESG policy and Third Party Risk Management

Ethics and Consent

From behavioural advertising to AI decision-making—privacy professionals grapple with some of the most important ethical questions of our age. Topics covered will include:

  • Marketing and ethical use of data
  • Ethical AI
  • Consent and GDPR

Agenda Coming Soon