Since January 2020, Alexander White has served as Bermuda’s first Privacy Commissioner, establishing the office and building the foundations for a successful data protection environment in the country.
He is an attorney licensed in Illinois and the District of Columbia and served as a founding member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board. He founded the IAPP State, Local, and Municipal Government Affinity Group, and served on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) for a three-year term.
Prior to establishing the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda, Alex served as State Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. State of South Carolina, developing a state-wide privacy program from its earliest days for over 70 state agencies and entities operating in finance, healthcare, education and higher education, law enforcement, and other sectors.
Many more states within the US are leading the legislative charge to follow California, Colorado and Virginia to pass Privacy Acts into law. From New York and Massachusetts to North Carolina and Ohio, moves are afoot. This panel will discuss these moves but also explore whether 2022 could be the year when we finally see a Federal Privacy Law in the USA under the Biden administration.
Host: Alexander McD White, Privacy Commissioner, Bermuda
Julia Durbin, Assistant General Counsel, Dun and Bradstreet
Kirk J. Nahra, Partner, Co-Chair Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, WilmerHale
Jake Bernstein, CISSP, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Cybersecurity and Privacy