FPF at the 2022 IAPP Global Privacy Summit
Last week, IAPP held its first in-person annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC since 2019! Through expert panels and our expo booth, FPF remained active during this two-day conference, with our CEO Jules Polonetsky holding a conversation with FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips, our data privacy experts speaking and providing their expert analysis at the FPF booth.
New Chair, New Agenda: The FTC’s Priorities and Identity Under New Leadership
In a riveting conversation with Commissioner Phillips, Jules discussed various topics that are relevant to the current data protection space. They discussed the relationship between privacy and competition, the FTC’s authority when health data breaches occur, and whether the FTC has the ability to modernize and govern civil rights. But, perhaps the topic that attendees were most interested in was federal privacy legislation and the FTC’s new privacy agenda.
“There is a need for a federal privacy law. We have a proliferation of state laws, making it hard for business, and consumers too. The right place for this debate is not within the FTC, but Congress.”– Noah Phillips, Commissioner, FTC
On the topic of federal privacy legislation, Commissioner Phillips noted there is a lack of agreement on what privacy means, with people having different ideas on what the problem is, and therefore, varying ideas of what those solutions should be, leading to huge trade-offs.
On the Commission’s new privacy agenda, the two discussed competition, limits on FTC’s authority, and more. Ending the session, Commissioner Phillips discussed the future of the FTC.
Privacy Metrics: Best Practices to Drive Improvement in Performance and Trust
In a standing-room panel of 250+ attendees, FPF Senior Fellow and Goodwin Procter LLP Partner, Omer Tene along with an expert panel of speakers including Barbara Cosgrove, VP, CPO of Workday, Harvey Jang, VP, CPO of Cisco, and Amanda Weare, VP, Deputy General Counsel – Product and Privacy, DPO, of Collibra discussed privacy metrics and its impact on businesses.
In conversation, the panel discussed how privacy metrics build trust among consumers and businesses, the auditing process for businesses, and how it’s important to build metrics to understand how to integrate systems into projects that collect data.
“What we try to achieve is trust–whether it’s consumer trust or business trust–and privacy metrics can be a tool to demonstrate that.”– Omer Tene, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP and Senior Fellow, FPF
Read FPF’s NEW Privacy Metrics Report for more information.
Evaluating Algorithms: Incorporating Privacy and Ethics into AI/ML Projects
FPF’s Managing Director for Europe, Dr. Rob van Eijk participated in another riveting standing-room panel, along with an expert panel consisting of Bret Cohen, Partner, Privacy and Cybersecurity Group at Hogan Lovells, Britanie Hall, Product Counsel, Speech and Assistant at Google Speaker, and Alexandra Ross, Senior Director, Senior Data Protection, Use Ethics Counsel at Autodesk.
During the one-hour session, the panel discussed how automated decision-making is an upcoming trend in global regulation, current U.S. regulation of algorithms, pending EU AI regulation, examples of fair AI principles, and more.
“In terms of trying to get an answer, it’s up to scientists to use tools like the line model.”– Dr. Rob van Eijk, EU Managing Director, FPF
To view the slides from this discussion, visit this post on Rob’s LinkedIn profile.
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