IAPP Europe 2014 Data Protection Intensive

Practical but with an eye for the future, the Intensive returns to London bringing you the very latest education and insights in data protection, as well as privacy certification opportunities and networking with the leading minds in the field today.
This year’s programme includes:
• Big data trends, best practices and regulatory issues
• Cross-border transfers, including the Malaysian and Singaporean Personal Data Protection Act
• Privacy as a brand value
• Data protection in global HR management
• They key to responding to regulatory inspection, audit and enforcement
• And much more!

The Scary World of Nonstop Data Collection
Christopher Wolf, Partner
We live in a world where everything we do generates information about us. Data from cars, smart devices, shopping baskets, smart meters and even running shoes is being digitally collected as a matter of routine. All this amounts to personal information, and the privacy and practical compliance challenges must not be ignored or underestimated.
What you’ll take away:
• Understand how nonstop data collection actually happens
• Identify the privacy and practical compliance challenges
• Discuss the approaches to practical compliance

The Emergence of Transparency Reports and Their Utility in the Post-Snowden Era
Mark Taylor, Partner
Communications and tech companies increasingly are issuing so-called transparency reports that disclose statistics on government requests for and access to personal data in a company’s possession. The purpose is to show the public the frequency and types of government requests from law enforcement and national security agencies. In the U.S., the frequency and contents of certain disclosures are limited by law, an issue recently the subject of settled litigation brought by tech companies against the U.S. government. Microsoft has recently announced that it will include in its transparency reports the company’s own access to communications of its customers through its services. What purpose is served by corporate-issued transparency reports? What conclusions can be reached from reading and comparing the transparency reports? How useful are such reports in the national and international debates over government access to personal data? Can we expect more companies to release transparency reports and, if so, what lessons are there from the practices of the pioneering companies that started issuing transparency reports? These questions and more will be addressed by the panelists, who have contributed to and analyzed transparency reports.

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