The 3rd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA - Re-igniting Trust in Digital Tech

15 September 2021

Reigniting Trust in Digital Tech will be the theme of the 3rd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA hosted virtually by Forum Global on September 29th, 2021.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions around data privacy at the federal level was gaining momentum due to increasing concerns over the collection and use of personal information and public mistrust towards digital technologies. However, despite the introduction of an unprecedented number of data privacy bills in Congress and amid an increasing trend of state legislatures being introduced around the country, progress around the enactment of a comprehensive federal law protecting personal information remains at standstill. As the pandemic subsidies, these state-level efforts are ramping-up, while the new administration is expected to leverage its control of the White House and majority in Congress to make significant progress on the enactment of a strong comprehensive federal data privacy framework. Meanwhile, industry is also stepping up to address these issues by rolling out their own privacy updates, becoming a leading force of change in the area of privacy and the overall digital landscape.

In this context, Forum Global’s 3rd Annual Data Privacy Conference USA will gather thought leaders, legislators, the public and private sectors, and civil society representatives to explore the latest in the push for a set of federal privacy rules, the extent to which a comprehensive framework is realistically achievable after years of repeated efforts, and the possible ramifications for citizens, SMBs, enforcement authorities and the tech industry should a consensus not be reached soon. It will discuss the major implications these issues could have on other top priorities for the Biden administration in the digital and privacy realms, including on the efforts to boost transatlantic cooperation on digital regulations, starting with a new EU-US privacy agreement, as well as initiatives to ensure that the US remains the global leader in AI developments. Significant focus will also be given to major privacy changes led by “digital giants” in the AdTech sector which could impact existing revenue streams and business models and revolutionize the digital ecosystem that we know today.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Don Graves, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, US Department of Commerce
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar, Chairwoman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, U.S Senate
  • Senator Marsha Blackburn, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, US Senate
  • Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, House of Representatives
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator for New York, US Senate
  • Senator Ed Markey, US Senator for Massachusetts, US Senate
  • Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice, European Commission
  • Samuel T. Towell, Deputy Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division, Office of the Attorney General, Virginia

More information and registration details can be found at