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*Thank you to all attendees who participated and actively contributed to The Data Privacy Conference USA 2019 held at the National Press Club on September 18th, 2019.


A selection of pictures taken at the event can be found here *


In the wake of numerous well-publicized cases of data breaches and misuses, attitudes towards data privacy and protection are changing fast. Policymakers, domestically and abroad, have started responding to these challenges, fueling an intense debate around the need for a harmonized and federal approach to consumer privacy in the US.


The Data Privacy Conference USA 2019 provided a top-level meeting space for the data protection community in the US and further afield to explore current and future challenges in the area of data privacy, as well as to debate the different governance strategies that have emerged. Speakers also discussed how a US data privacy framework could fit in the international context, what a federal law would mean for specific areas of the economy such as the health sector, and how a framework for the collection and use of personal data could be designed so that it does not hinder competition and innovation but promotes responsible use of data and safeguards users’ trust.

Speakers include

Diane Rinaldo

Diane Rinaldo

Assistant Secretary (Acting)

NTIA, Department of Commerce

Suzan DelBene

Suzan DelBene

US Congresswoman

US House of Representatives

Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

US Senator

US Senate

Alex Greenstein

Alex Greenstein

Director, Privacy Shield

Department of Commerce

Frank Torres

Frank Torres

Senior Director of Consumers Affairs & Senior Policy Counsel


Aaron Cooper

Aaron Cooper

Vice President, Global Policy

BSA | The Software Alliance

Elisa Jillson

Elisa Jillson

Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection


Naomi Lefkovitz

Naomi Lefkovitz

Senior Privacy Policy Advisor


Lauren Steinfeld

Lauren Steinfeld

Chief Privacy Officer

Penn Medicine

Jeff Joseph

Jeff Joseph




The full speaker list can be found on the program page here.


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Our experience in the data privacy policy field


Alongside this inaugural data privacy event, Forum Global is responsible for the pre-eminent Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference which will celebrate its 10th edition in 2020. Hosting sessions on the most topical privacy challenges facing Europe and beyond and gathering over 300 guests each year, the event provides an annual checkpoint for the data protection policy community.


Organisers of the ICDPPC 2018


Hosted for the first time in its 40 year history by an EU-institution, the European Data Protection Supervisor, the International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) was a unique and exceptional conversation focused on ethics, data and our shared digital future. With its theme 'Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life', the conference broke records of all kinds. In October 2018, over 1,000 policymakers, tech pioneers, prominent academics, philosophers, industry leaders and many more gathered in Brussels from all continents. Forum Europe and Forum Global was proud to cooperate with Giovanni Butarelli and the team at the EDPS on the organisation of this major event.



Forum Global, established in the US 


Forum Global, the international arm of Forum Europe, has a successful track record of policy events in Washington DC, including the Annual Internet of Things Conference, the Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference and the Connected Cars Conference USA. 


Past speakers have included:


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Wednesday September 18, 2019
09.00 to 18.00




National Press Club

529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, USA

Tel: 1 202-662-7500

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