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Last week, TrustArc held its third Privacy Risk Summit which coincided with the launch of PrivacyCentral, the first data intelligence center that provides a single point of entry for managing every phase of an organization’s privacy journey. As the creation and management of ongoing privacy programs continues to rely on repetitive compliance processes as a new regulation is introduced, the Summit provided over 40 thought-provoking speakers and more than 20 sessions covering numerous privacy topics including ways to break down barriers to build comprehensive data privacy programs. 

The Summit brought together privacy thought leaders, experts and practitioners that shared their perspectives and best practices on the current and future privacy landscape. The two-day event had sessions covering regulatory developments, real-life practical management, tech solution demos, analyst perspectives and TrustArc client case studies. 

The Summit held all-star keynote sessions, the first being “A New Era of Privacy: Perspectives from Privacy Practitioners” featuring panelists Trevor Hughes, Jules Polonetsky, Bojana Bellamy, Hilary Wandall, and Chris Babel. During the roundtable, these experts explored the privacy challenges presented during 2020, trends in privacy and risk management and the role technology can play in addressing these hurdles. Day two keynote session was “To Penalties and Beyond: Looking Ahead by Looking Back on Enforcement Actions” with speakers Helen Dixon, Zee Kin Yeong, David Stevens and Hilary Wandall. The panel discussed trends in enforcement worldwide, how to interpret those actions, and predictions around future enforcement actions. 

With all the change that has happened in privacy recently, the regulatory track sessions were full of interesting topics, such as international data flows post Schrems-II, privacy law trends, and data ethics. Major companies like Yamaha Corporation of America, Red Hat, Alibaba Cloud and Alexion Pharmaceuticals told their stories in the case study track. They featured real-life use cases and best practices for privacy management around GDPR and CCPA. The practical management track gave privacy thought leaders an opportunity to discuss hot topics like CPRA guidance, cross-border data transfers, privacy management frameworks and employee privacy.

The summit concluded with Chris Babel and Michael Lin of TrustArc doing a deep dive into how industry and customer needs are driving the product roadmap. In the next coming days, TrustArc will be posting Summit session highlights, so stay tuned! 

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