Privacy Practices on Trial
Privacy Laws & Business’s 23rd Annual International Conference, 5-7th July at St. John’s College, Cambridge, will give you the information, tools and the contacts to do the job. With over 50 speakers from 13 countries, including UK, Spain and European Commissioners, and senior Commission policy makers from Canada, Denmark, France and Japan, there are plenty of sessions for companies in every sector.
All the signs are that the regulators in many countries are increasingly being backed by stronger laws and a determination to use their enforcement powers. Fines imposed by both Data Protection Authorities and the courts are becoming more common. Your organisation’s privacy practices are already potentially on trial.What you say in your policies may be legally correct and more or less understandable to the average user of your services. What is equally important are your privacy practices, how the policies are translated into meaningful and relevant daily operating procedures.You will hear the latest information and operational models from some of the world’s most famous firms, such as Rolls Royce, JP Morgan, Astra Zeneca, T-Mobile, RIM, (the BlackBerry company). Seize an unparalleled opportunity to discuss the issues. Policy makers and regulators from Europe, North America and Asia are equally keen to meet you. Conference participants will see not only the big picture but also the nuances of international and national policies which affect their organisations.
Major themes include online behavioural advertising, data breach laws, data security, international privacy standards, cloud computing, the future of privacy regulation, training programmes and measuring their effectiveness, regulators' investigations and penalties, We also share with you the current state of play on reform of the European Union Data Protection Directive. The guilty verdict in the Milan court (p.17) in the uploaded video case has several novel aspects including the fact that Google executives received suspended jail sentences. It is important to note that this prosecution by the Milan prosecutor was not supported by Italy’s Garante, the Data Protection Commissioner, and that the defendants are appealing against the court’s guilty verdict.
We will cover Japan’s new emphasis on consumer privacy and review its relationship with the Asia-Pacific APEC process. How can you demonstrate that you are a credible controller of personal data? What does responsibility mean in your sector? To what extent are you liable for your data if you have a contract involving cloud computing?
Those who take the opportunity to grapple with these issues in this beautiful Cambridge environment tell us that this conference is the highlight of their professional year. You engage in serious issues with your peers and gain valuable insights which will repay your investment of time and resources many times over.
See the full program and registration form at http://www.privacylaws.com/upload/AC23/AC23programme.pdf