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Data Privacy Day 2015 Recap

January 29, 2015

TRUSTe was busy hosting, co-hosting and attending events around San Francisco for Data Privacy Day. These events brought out privacy experts, as well as those interested in learning more about privacy.

Kicking-off Data Privacy Day was The Online Trust Alliance’s Data Privacy Town Hall Alliance event where TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel spoke about current privacy issues with a panel of other experts.

The second event was a roundtable that took place at the St. Regis San Francisco from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The invite-only “Data Privacy Day Town Hall & Breach Readiness Workshop,” brought in about 30 executives and privacy leaders who previewed TRUSTe’s State of Privacy 2015 report and discussed new privacy challenges.

Michelle Dennedy, VP and Chief Privacy Officer at McAfee; Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe, and Michelle Quinn, Business Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News discuss privacy as it relates to businesses and consumers at the Privacy Insight Series on Data Privacy Day.
Privacy experts gather to discuss current privacy practices and issues for businesses.

That evening, TRUSTe sponsored the “Open Forum: Data Privacy Trends 2015” event at the Churchill Club in San Francisco. The event featured a panel of five speakers: Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe; Malcolm Harkins, VP/CSPO of Intel Corporation; Casey Oppenheim, Co-founder & CEO of Disconnect; Christina Peters, Chief Privacy Officer at IBM; and Justin Somaini, Chief Trust Officer at Box. Moderator Fatemeh Khatibloo, Senior Analyst and Forrester Research, guided the discussion covering big data, privacy practices designed only to deal with compliance or breach response, conflicting global privacy laws and other current privacy topics.

Privacy, big data and data breaches were the main topics at this year's Data Privacy Day event at the Churchill Club. From left to right: Fatemeh Khatibloo, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research moderated the panel; Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe; Malcolm Harkins, VP/CSPO of Intel Corporation; Casey Oppenheim, Co-founder & CEO of Disconnect; Christina Peters, Chief Privacy Officer at IBM; and Justin Somaini, Chief Trust Officer at Box.

 

Twitter was abuzz during TRUSTe’s Data Privacy Day events. Here’s what some attendees were saying:

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