A Toast to Privacy: Celebrating Day 1 of the GDPR


On May 24, the Future of Privacy Forum was honored to co-host a “Toast to Privacy” with the European Union Delegation to the United States to mark the implementation of GDPR and celebrate those who have been working on related projects. The event was held at the Delegation of the European Union’s offices and was attended by public and private sector, government, and civil society leaders from Europe and the United States. 

A “midnight” toast to data protection and privacy at 6pm (midnight in Brussels) featured remarks from key stakeholders representing EU institutions, industry, academia, and more via video conference.  Speakers included Ambassador David O’Sullivan (European Union Ambassador to the United States), Jules Polonetsky (CEO of The Future of Privacy Forum), and Terrell McSweeny (former FTC Commissioner).