IAPP Introduces Summit Sessions, An On-Demand Web Conference Series with Access to Global Privacy Experts

Portsmouth, N.H. (May 14, 2020) — The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, today introduces IAPP Summit Sessions, an on-demand library that will include a total of 70+ virtual presentations providing more content than any in-person event. New recordings are added as they become available. Delivering the in-depth knowledge, expertise and content thoughtfully prepared alongside top privacy and data protection thought leaders, participants can access content developed for the annual Global Privacy Summit, and other flagship conferences around the world, at their leisure.


"With the cancelation of our annual Global Privacy Summit due to COVID-19, the team quickly came together to develop an alternative solution to provide the cutting-edge content that is expected from our events in an easily accessible format available from anywhere, anytime," said J. Trevor Hughes, IAPP's President and CEO. "In the current climate, ensuring members stay abreast of the most pressing issues and topics in the industry is critical to supporting the privacy profession worldwide.


"IAPP Summit Sessions does this and offers users a new experience, allowing participation in all trending privacy discussions with the industry's top leaders from the comfort of home. We're pleased that privacy professionals can stay up-to-date on the latest issues and topics during this crucial time for the industry."


IAPP members receive access at no charge for the entire IAPP Summit Sessions library in 2020, thanks to generous underwriting support from OneTrust. After registering, members can access the library through their MyIAPP account beginning May 14, where they will find 16 pre-recorded sessions including a video recording and download of the accompanying PowerPoint deck. Providing the latest information in the fast-moving privacy industry, new recordings and live Summit Sessions will be added as they become available over the weeks and months to come.


Users can expect to hear from expert speakers, including Eduardo Ustaran, Global co-head of the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity practice; Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity; Peter Swire, Senior Counsel at Alston & Bird and Elizabeth and Tommy Holder Chair of Law and Ethics; Tim Noonan, Deputy Director of Health Information Privacy, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Brenda Leong, Senior Counsel and Director of AI and Ethics, Future of Privacy Forum on a variety of hot topic sessions, including:


  • COVID-19 Privacy and Security Issues: An Expert Discussion - Hear from legal and privacy operations leaders and government officials in the health care and employment fields, who will present their best current thinking about the new and emerging challenges and their potential resolutions.
  • U.S. Children's Privacy Rule Review - This panel will feature current and former FTC children's privacy enforcers, as well as privacy experts from the business side. Audience participants will have a front-row seat to the latest thinking on U.S. children's privacy law as panelists discuss the tough questions digital operators have grappled with since 2013.
  • The Face That Launched 1,000 Privacy Laws? Regulating Facial Recognition Systems - Numerous cases related to facial recognition (FR) are working their way through the states while bills proposed at the federal level have explicitly included facial recognition. Meanwhile, federal agencies continue to expand the use of FR systems in airports and are considering it for security during boarding. Where are we headed next?


All session topics will be split into the following six curated tracks:


Trending Privacy Topics
Global Legislative Updates
Intersection of Privacy & Security
Adtech, Martech & Geolocation
Genetics, Biometrics & Health Care
Privacy Operations Management


In addition, participants will automatically gain 20 credits of continuing privacy education (CPE), enough to maintain IAPP credential for one full term, and have the opportunity to obtain up to 23 hours of mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) credits.


To experience IAPP Summit Sessions or for more information on this program, please visit https://iapp.org/conference/virtual-sessions/summit-sessions/.


About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at iapp.org.