TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit 2016 – Highlights

Privacy Risk Summit Highlight

250 privacy professionals converged in San Francisco this week to discuss the challenges they face in managing emerging privacy risks and share strategies for success. They enjoyed a packed day of inspiring keynotes, expert panels and, of course, networking acquiring new ideas and practical advice to take back to the office.

The TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit brought together over 50 speakers across 24 sessions and 4 parallel tracks. A highly engaged audience was captivated from the start by a culinary-inspired keynote from Hilary Wandall at Merck & Co., Inc. “Deconstructing the Privacy Risk Dish” to a personal and historic perspective on the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield from Justin Antonipillai, Counselor to the Secretary Penny Pritzker after two years as the co-lead U.S. negotiator with the European Commission.

The TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit – Highlights

Chris Babel, CEO TRUSTe kicked off the Summit and explained how this event builds on the success of previous TRUSTe events, the EU Data Protection Conference and the IoT Privacy Summits in 2014 and 2015.Screenshot 2016-06-09 08.33.05

Adam Sedgwick and Sean Brooks from NIST were joined by Dan Caprio and Jonathan Litchman Co-Founders of The Providence Group to discuss the NIST CyberSecurity Framework and its role in managing privacy and data risk.

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Lively discussions and networking continued in the halls outside the breakout rooms.

Screenshot 2016-06-09 08.32.11Josh Harris, Director of Policy at TRUSTe and Hilary Wandall AVP & Chief Privacy Officer, Merck & Co., Inc. spoke about an accountability-based approach to global frameworks and local laws.

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Attendees heard from Paul Plofchan about how ADT had used privacy technology to streamline their ongoing privacy risk management and provide visibility to senior leadership.

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Justin Antonipillai delivered the closing keynote on negotiations with the European Commission on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
Screenshot 2016-06-09 08.27.55Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, partners and our team of volunteers from WISP and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This event would not have been possible without your support!

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Privacy Risk Summit 2016 – Save The Date


We’re excited to announce the launch of the Privacy Risk Summit 2016, taking place in San Francisco on June 8.

The Summit builds on the success of the EU Data Protection Conference and IoT Privacy Summits to offer an expanded program with three parallel conference tracks focusing on the risks rising from technological and regulatory change and privacy risk management best practices.

 100% of attendees at EU Data Protection 2015 said the event had “met or exceeded their expectations”.

The Privacy Risk Summit will bring together leading privacy practitioners, lawyers, regulators, and academics to address the top privacy risks and share proven strategies for success. We want you to be a part of it!

There are three main ways to get involved to take part in this year’s Summit.

Submit Speaker Proposal We are looking for dynamic speakers who can bring a unique perspective to privacy risk management for our audience and welcome submissions from a wide variety of roles in the privacy ecosystem. For this event we particularly welcome speakers that can share practical examples of how they have managed privacy risk in their organization. The deadline for submissions is February 28 2016 at 5.00pm (PT) Find out more details about the topics we’re looking to cover within the three tracks here.

Inquire about Sponsorships With an expected attendance of 200+ senior executives from privacy, legal compliance functions this is the ideal opportunity to demonstrate your thought leadership and solutions for privacy risk management. Request a copy of our sponsorship pack here.

Attend the Summit Join us for a packed day of keynotes, panels and case studies. Register here to benefit from the Event Launch special ticket price of $149 only available until March 7.

Check out the Privacy Risk Summit event website for further details and follow the conversation online using #PrivacyRisk.