PrivSec Global 2021

A Global Livestream Experience | 22 - 23 September 2021

PrivSec Global is the largest data protection, privacy and security event on the planet, addressing the issues, challenges and opportunities globally.

This livestream experience brings together subject matter experts, industry leaders, academics and visionaries from around the world for 3 days of up-to-the-minute content, advice and guidance.

Key Themes for PrivSec Global September

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:
  • Data mistrust
  • External ethical policies
  • Consent and GDPR

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

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?

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

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:
  • Bias in AI training sets
  • Human oversight in automated decision-making
  • Privacy risks in biometric identification?

Online 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

Lessons from SolarWinds

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

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)

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; it 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


"The range of speakers and topics was amazing, so much knowledge and insight to be gained from this and all for free!"
- March 2021 Attendee

Hear from the industry’s most respected thought leaders

Our previous speakers include:

Max Schrems

Author and Renowned Data Protection Activist, "the man who took on Facebook and won", Founder of noyb

His latest campaign with NOYB targets "cookie banner terror" online. "Frustrating people into clicking ‘okay’ is a clear violation of the GDPR’s principles. Under the law, companies must facilitate users to express their choice and design systems fairly," Max said. Hear Max’s reflection on the past 3 years of GDPR and what the future holds.

Dr Claudia Natanson

Chair of Trustees, UK Cyber Security Council

Dr Claudia Natanson is a highly respected digital and cyber security transformation expert and thought leader within the international arena. A recognised top technology influencer by the Financial Times, Dr Natanson appointed Chair for the governments UK’s Cyber Security Council.

Joanne Neary

Assistant Commissioner of Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, One of the world’s leading data protection regulators

Assistant Commissioner at Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, a regulator governing many of the world’s largest tech organisations. Joanne is also currently lead investigator in a number of cross-border processing investigations into multinational companies. Joanne also regularly represents the DPC at expert sub-groups of the European Data Protection Board.

James A. Trilling

Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he leads policy initiatives, investigations, and litigation.  He played leadership roles in planning the FTC’s 2018-2019 hearings on artificial intelligence, data security, and privacy and the FTC’s 2019 workshop on the future of the COPPA Rule.

Dr Ann Cavoukian

Creator of Global Privacy & Security by Design and Former Data Protection Commissioner for Canada

Dr Ann Cavoukian, is recognised as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukin created the global privacy & security by design framework and served an unprecedented three terms as the information & privacy commissioner of Canada.

Giorgia Vulcano

EU Privacy Counsel at Coca Cola Company

Giorgia Vulcano is EU Privacy Counsel at ‘The Coca-Cola Company’ where she leads as legal subject matter expert on GDPR and data ethics. Giorgi also focused on operationalizing GDPR through Privacy by Design and Legal Design Thinking using agile methodology.

Our expert speaker lineup for September will be revealed soon.

Build your own agenda to suit your needs and schedule

PrivSec Global’s agenda is curated to deliver the most up-to-the-minute advice and guidance to aid organisations with their data protection, privacy and security challenges.

Build an agenda to suit your own needs, and your schedule. With everything available on-demand, you won’t miss a single session.

Key topics and themes at PrivSec Global September will include:

Data Protection, Privacy and Security

  • Data Retention
  • DSARs
  • LGPD
  • Data Ethics
  • Third Party Risk Management
  • Trust
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • UK Data Protection Index Panel
  • Data Breaches
  • International Data Transfers
  • The Power of BigTech and Consumer Trust
  • ePrivacy Regulations and AdTech

Geo, Sector and Technology Specific

  • Industry trends in 2021 and beyond
  • Deep Fakes and Revenge Porn
  • Creating a Cyber Security Culture
  • The Role of the CISO
  • Data Breaches and Response
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Inclusive Security Teams
  • Data Security
  • Operational Resilience
  • Encryption
  • IAM
  • AI
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence