Reflecting on the future of Data Privacy at the 2nd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA

7 October 2020

The 2nd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA looked a little different this year. Although we could not convene in Washington D.C., over 300 delegates attended online from all over the world on September 23rd, hearing from US and global data privacy experts, industry leaders, and civil society, on what is next in the push for a set of federal rules.

Topics explored last week included the future of data privacy policy in the USA ahead of November’s elections, the necessity of building trust for consumers and citizens, and data privacy & the transatlantic relationship following the Schrems II decision earlier on this year.

We had the pleasure to welcome speakers from many sectors and background to contribute to this year’s debate. Highlights of the day included a fireside chat with Christine Wilson, Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission; a discussion on the impact of Schrems II on the transatlantic relationship and the future of data privacy globally with James M. Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Department of Commerce, Andrea Jelinek, Chair, European Data Protection Board, and Ralf Sauer, Deputy Head of Unit for International Data Flows at the European Commission. We also had the honour of hearing from a number of members of the US Congress from both side of the aisle with keynote speeches delivered by Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Bill Cassidy, as well as Congresswoman Jan Shakowsky and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers, respectively Chair and Ranking Member of the Consumer Protection & Commerce Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Attendees were able to take advantage of networking, exhibition and Q & A features on our virtual events platform, making the experience as close to a live conference as possible in current circumstances. If you missed any of the conference, you can catch up on all speeches and sessions here.

We would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s edition, our event sponsors, Acxiom, Facebook, Kinesso, LiveRamp, SIIA & Workday, and our knowledge partners, The Providence Group and Encompass for their contributions to the 2nd edition of the Data Privacy Conference USA. We very much hope to reconvene in Washington D.C. in 2021 for the 3rd Edition.

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