IAPP Summit: WPF on “When Global Emergencies Threaten to Jeopardize Privacy Rights”

WPF’s Pam Dixon participated in a wide-ranging and vibrant conversation on the intersection between public health and privacy for the IAPP Summit Series, May 20, 2020. The session is now available on demand.

When Global Emergencies Threaten to Jeopardize Privacy Rights

Release Date: 5/20/2020 (On demand at: https://iapp.org/conference/virtual-sessions/summit-sessions/#!#summit-sessions)

Moderator: Fred Cate, VP Research, Indiana University

Stanley Crosley, CIPP/US, CIPM, Co-Director, CLEAR

Michelle Dennedy, CEO, Drumware

Pam Dixon, Founder, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum

Emergency orders from executive branches of government. Enforcement discretion notices from agencies such as U.S. Health and Human Services. Requests for California’s attorney general to delay CCPA enforcement. This is the current world we move in. Perhaps more significantly, governments in Singapore and South Korea are implementing aggressive surveillance of citizens to combat the spread of COVID-19. In times such as these, where days could mean a doubling of infected individuals, should we yield on privacy rights and enforcement of violations? Does enabling government surveillance raise or lower the value of privacy in the long run? This expert panel will consider these and other relevant questions.

What you will learn:

• The state of current government enforcement efforts and waivers.

• The impact of enforcement and waivers on data protection and privacy.

• What privacy professionals can expect over the next 6-12 months.

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