Global privacy practitioners gather in Washington


Date: 14 March 2018. Duration: 10:35

As the world awaits for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, to go into effect in May, this year’s IAPP Global Privacy Summit is expected to draw more than 3,300 delegates – a 30 percent increase over the past two years. Attendees will come from more than 30 countries, a list running from Afghanistan to Uruguay. The event is the world’s largest annual gathering of regulators and privacy and data security lawyers. Regulators from Europe and the rest of the world will be particularly prominent this year, as the Trump administration’s slow pace of nominations to the US Federal Trade Commission mean no new FTC commissioners been confirmed by the US Senate. That has left a dearth of US privacy and data security regulators for the summit, and may allow a bigger role for regulators from Europe, Canada and other jurisdictions.

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