Privacy and technology come together
at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk.

Join us in San Diego this fall for the premier event focused on the intersection of privacy and technology. Registration for IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2023 opens in June when the conference agenda is released. Check back here or sign up for notifications through the IAPP’s Buzz Weekly newsletter.

P.S.R. emphasizes operational topics and practical solutions. See highlights from the 2022 event (below) for a glimpse into the issues speakers examined during breakout sessions and keynote addresses. P.S.R. also features a full slate of networking events for making new contacts, and training and workshops for learning career-advancing skills. Mark you calendar to be at P.S.R. Oct. 3-6 in San Diego.

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Sweeping Privacy Developments
Held the Spotlight at P.S.R. 2022

IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. focuses on the intersection of privacy and technology. The 2022 event took place in the wake of two major developments in privacy that influenced the program: the Biden Administration’s order to implement the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.

Dobbs and Artificial Intelligence
Expert speakers analyzed both issues for the P.S.R. crowd. The Dobbs decision was discussed by a keynote panel of Melanie Fontes Rainer, director, U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights; Jill Morrison, executive director, Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship and Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa programs; Alexandra Reeve Givens, president and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology; and moderator Jia Tolentino, New Yorker staff writer. They stressed the need for swift action to curb the privacy harms that quickly came to light when Dobbs was released. They were joined on the keynote stage at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater by former Google [X] chief business officer Mo Gawdat, who spoke about humanity’s evolving relationship with artificial intelligence.

U.S. Policy on Spotlight Stage
On the new Spotlight Stage, IAPP Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer Caitlin Fennessy moderated a discussion on the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework with U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration Director Alex Greenstein and American University Washington College of Law Senior Project Director Alexander Joel. They examined to discuss the national security and commercial implications of the executive order. Fennessy also joined Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter for a conversation on FTC rulemaking for commercial surveillance and data security.

The speaking programs accompanied a deep lineup of breakout sessions on topics including eliminating bias in artificial intelligence; selling privacy as an asset; working with location data; and applying the NIST framework.

Time to connect
When not dissecting serious issues, the P.S.R. crowd connected at networking events, in topical discussions, and for at big events like the Party in Austin. See the social media highlights and gallery, below, for more impressions and plan to join us next year in San Diego, Oct. 3-6, for P.S.R. 2023.

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Keynote Speakers to Expand Your Perspective


Mo Gawdat

Former chief business officer Google [X], author, “Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy” and “Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World”

With exponential growth in the realm of technology, engineers and policy makers aren’t the only ones grappling with unprecedented amounts of change. Explore how humanity can ensure a symbiotic coexistence with artificial intelligence when it inevitably becomes a billion times smarter than we are.


Keynote Panel

Moderator: Jia Tolentino

Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author of “Trick Mirror”

Melanie Fontes Rainer

Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Jill Morrison

Director, Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship; Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa Program; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Alexandra Reeve Givens

President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology


Dive into a panel discussion on the implications of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision on the long-recognized United States’ constitutional right to privacy, the concept of bodily autonomy, and the direct connection between privacy, liberty, and equality.

Spotlight Stage Speakers

Debuting in 2022, Spotlight Stage was a new bonus program of panels, interviews, and solo speakers diving deeply into a wide range of privacy topics.

Sheila Chhutani

Chair of the Physician Leadership Council, Texas Health Resources, a member of the Texas Health Resources Board of Directors

Kathryn Cramer

Editor, Artist, Author of Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future

Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US

Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer, IAPP

Jim Halpert

General Counsel, Office of the National Cyber Director

Drew Hayden Taylor

Author of Take Us to Your Chief

Susan Hintze, CIPP/US, CIPT, FIP

Managing Partner, Hintze Law

Samantha Jennings-Jones

Strategy Advisor, Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD)

Ian Levy

Technical Director, National Cyber Security Centre

Lara Liss, CIPP/US

Group VP, Global CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Andrew Palmer, CIPP/US

CPO, Rite Aid Corporation

Dominique Shelton Leipzig, CIPP/US

Partner, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy; Leader, Global Data Innovation & AdTech, Mayer Brown

Robert Silvers

Chair, Cyber Safety Review Board; Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Amie Stepanovich

VP of US Policy, Future of Privacy Forum

2022 Session Highlights

Data Privacy and Data Security. Can You Really Have Both?

A trio of speakers discussed achieving data security without sacrificing privacy by using privacy-enhancing technologies such as encryption and browser isolation. The panelists addressed issues such as mitigating privacy risks when conducting cybersecurity investigations, authenticating users, and best practices in data management.

New and Emerging Location Data Rules: Get Ready for 2023 and Beyond

The sensitivity and risks of persistent location tracking has led to platform changes, legal challenges, media concerns, and a deluge of emerging privacy regulations in the United States. This panel explored how new laws in California, Virginia, and Colorado, scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission, and other emerging proposals affect commercial uses of location data.

How to Sell Privacy Compliance As an Asset, Not a Cost Center

Good privacy is good for business, good for building brand equity and reputation, which in turn generates revenue and protects valuation. The panel of CPOs and compliance chiefs offered insights on how privacy investments boost revenue, protect revenue and define your brand.

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