Upcoming Future of Privacy Forum Events



In the coming months, FPF will be hosting or co-hosting a number of events. We welcome your attendance and participation. Please contact us at [email protected] for further information.


Sustainable Innovation with Effective Data Protection in the Pacific Rim
presented by Information Accountability Foundation and FPF
September 25, 2017
Hong Kong

Refining Privacy to Improve Health Outcomes
presented by Triangle Privacy Research Hub, FPF, Intel Corporation, North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology (NC JOLT), Information Accountability Foundation (IAF), Duke University, and Indiana University 
October 26-27, 2017
Chapel Hill

Bridging Industry and Academia to Tackle Responsible Research and Privacy Practices
Organized by Xinru Page, Bentley University; Pamela Wisniewski, University of Central Florida; Margaret Honda, Future of Privacy Forum, Jen Romano-Bergstrom, Instagram and President of the User Experience Professionals Association; Sona Makker, Facebook; Norberto
November 2-3, 2017 (Call For Participation deadline is September 22, 2017)
New York

Privacy Localism: A New Research Agenda
presented by Information law Institute and FPF
November 3, 2017
NYU School of Law

Brussels Privacy Symposium: AI Ethics
presented by the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and FPF
November 6, 2017

Privacy Engineering Research and the GDPR: A Trans-Atlantic Initiative

presented by Internet Privacy Engineering Network, University of Leuven, Carnegie Mellon University, and FPF
November 10, 2017 (Call For Papers deadline is September 24, 2017)
Leuven, Belgium

Roundtable Discussion: Smart Cities and Open Data 
presented by FPF at the 2017 MetroLab Network  Annual Summit
December 14, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

2017 Privacy Papers for Policymakers
presented by FPF and the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus 
February 27, 2018 (Nomination deadline is September 26, 2017)
Capitol Hill

Sustainable Innovation with Effective Data Protection in the Pacific Rim

The Pacific Rim is a hot bed of innovation in observational technologies and applying them to practical applications driven by advanced analytics and artificial technologies. For these applications to be sustainable there needs to be policy mechanisms that are respectful of the diverse ethical and legal cultures in the region, and interoperable with other regions. This session will explore the application of information policy governance for new technologies emerging in the region.

Organizers: Information Accountability Foundation and FPF

When: September 25, 2017; 3:30pm – 5pm


Kowloon Shangri-La
Kowloon Room II (M/F)
Hong Kong

This is an official side event of the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Please click the link below for details. 



FPF’s Stacey Gray will be giving an exclusive presentation on data security and privacy guidelines for voice-activated devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and many more. Breakfast will be served, followed by networking with fellow IoT executives and entrepreneurs.


8AM: Arrival & Breakfast

8:30AM: ‘The Future of IoT Privacy & Security’ Presentation by Stacey Gray, Future of Privacy Forum

9:00AM: Q&A and Curated Discussion

9:30AM: Executive Networking

To receive an invitation, please contact [email protected]

Refining Privacy to Improve Health Outcomes

The Triangle Privacy Research Hub’s symposium will bring together leading experts in the field of privacy, health, and data to discuss how new technologies and data sources can improve health outcomes, while protecting individual privacy. The goal of the event is to propose specific law, policy and practice changes to promote the more effective use of data for health.

The symposium is sponsored by the Triangle Privacy Research Hub (TPRH), Intel CorporationFuture of Privacy Forum (FPF)the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology (NC JOLT)the Information Accountability Foundation (IAF)Duke University Science and Society InitiativeDuke University Masters of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi), and Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information.


Thursday, October 26 – Sponsored by the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology (NC JOLT)
Location: Rizzo Center: 150 Dubose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, NC

1:00 p.m. Keynote Remarks
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussions with Audience Q&A

Friday, October 27 
Location: Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative at The Bullpen: 215 Morris St #300, Durham, NC

9:00 a.m. Keynote Remarks
9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussions with Audience Q&A
Lunch will be provided following the program

Please note this event is invitation only. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Bridging Industry and Academia to Tackle Responsible Research and Privacy Practices

As more human interactions move online and the amount and variety of information shared digitally continues to grow, decisions regarding the collection, sharing, and use of this data must take into account both ethical and privacy considerations. It is important that industry and academia come together to find joint solutions for making these difficult decisions regarding privacy and ethics to maximize the benefits of data-driven research and practices, while ensuring that harms and negative outcomes are prevented. To bridge communication between these communities, we are organizing a workshop for thought leaders from academia, industry and civil society to identify common goals, establish a long-term vision, and initiate working teams for tangible projects focused on responsible research ethics and privacy practices around user data.

When: November 2-3, 2017 (CFP deadline is September 22, 2017)

Location: Facebook Offices, 770 Broadway, New York, NY

To encourage a diverse set of attendees, we ask those who are interested to provide their resume or CV and a 1 to 2-page submission. Please click the link below for details. 


Privacy Localism: A New Research Agenda

Academic experts on administrative law, privacy, federalism, and local governance will be joined by policymakers, industry representatives and privacy advocates to present and discuss a variety of perspectives on the legal, empirical and policy implications of this trend toward “privacy localism.”

November 3, 2017
NYU School of Law
D’Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall, 108 West 3rd Street

Organizers:  Katherine J. Strandburg (ILI Faculty), Ira Rubinstein (ILI Senior Fellow), Bilyana Petkova (ILI Fellow, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University)

Co-sponsors: Information Law Institute and Future of Privacy Forum

RSVP: Email Bilyana Petkova

AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Brussels Privacy Symposium. The 2017 Symposium is titled AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge and is jointly presented by FPF and the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). This all-day workshop hosted on November, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium will provide attendees the opportunity to examine issues sounding Artificial Intelligence as well as feature papers and speakers from around the globe.

Selected interdisciplinary works in law and policy, computer science and engineering, social studies, and economics will be published in a special issue of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine.

6 November, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
Institute of European Studies,
Pleinlaan 5, 1050
Brussels, Belgium

The event is complimentary, but space is limited, so please register if you plan to attend. For more event information, please click here to be directed to the Brussels Privacy Symposium webpage. Special thanks to our 2017 Brussels Privacy Symposium sponsors and supporters.

Privacy Engineering Research and the GDPR: A Trans-Atlantic Initiative

When the EU’s GDPR becomes fully applicable on 25 May 2018, many data protection requirements will be seen in a new perspective. With this event, we aim to determine the relevant state of the art in privacy engineering; in particular, we will focus on those areas where the “art” needs to be developed further. The goal of this trans-Atlantic initiative is to identify open research and development tasks, which are needed to make the full achievement of the GDPR’s ambitions possible.

Event Format:

  • Review the state of the art – including current solutions
  • Discuss current research in the field
  • Break-out Sessions – participants will focus on “key challenges” and identify challenges for research and development
  • All participants will discuss the outcomes of the break-out sessions and suggest next steps at the conclusion of the Workshop.

When: November 10, 2017 (CFP deadline is September 15, 2017)

Location: Leuven, Belgium

To encourage a diverse set of attendees, we ask those who are interested in attending the workshop to provide a one-page submission. Please click the link below for details. 


Smart City scenery Roundtable Discussion: Smart Cities and Open Data (2017 MetroLab Network Annual Summit)


Privacy and Open Data

The Smart Cities and Open Data movements promise to use data to spark civic innovation and engagement, promote inclusivity, and transform modern communities. At the same time, advances in sensor technology, re-identification science, and Big Data analytics have challenged cities and their partners to construct effective safeguards for the collection, use, sharing, and disposal of personal information. In this breakout session, we will discuss privacy risks in open data programs and how cities like Seattle are promoting transparency while protecting individual rights.

Privacy and Urban Instrumentation

As cities harness more data than ever, how can we assess the risks and opportunities of new technologies and data flows while preserving public trust and individual privacy? In this breakout session, come hear from Cities, CIOs, academic leaders, and industry experts as we examine the opportunities and challenges of new urban instrumentation and how we can come together to address privacy challenges in smart cities.


2017 MetroLab Network Annual Summit
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia


December 14, 2017
2:30 PM & 4:00 PM