Partnership with the Privacy Identity and Innovation Conference

We are pleased to announce that at this year’s Privacy Identity Innovation Conference in Silicon Valley there will be one day dedicated to a Privacy Camp.

The Privacy Identity Innovation is one of the leading events in Silicon Valley that:

brings together key stakeholders and decision makers from various communities to examine critical technological, ethical and legal issues, and to highlight new opportunities.

This year  Privacy Identity Innovation will host a special edition of PrivacyCamp at pii2011 where you can propose your own topic and host a discussion with fellow participants.

Admission to PrivacyCamp is included at no additional cost when you register for pii2011.

This year’s event promises to be very good.

More from the Privacy Identity Innovation website:

As Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian often says, it doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game where you sacrifice privacy for usability, functionality or security. Smart policies and practices for managing data and protecting your users’ personal information are good for business. Find out how to better understand users’ evolving expectations and earn their trust without coming under fire from regulators, the media or the court of public opinion.

Through a series of keynotes, roundtable discussions, demos and workshop sessions, pii2011 will help you navigate the quickly-changing landscape so you can avoid the pitfalls and chart a course that is “win-win” for you and your users. Sign up now to secure your spot.

The pii2011 program will feature thought leaders and innovators who will share best practices and look at the latest developments in areas like:

  • Mobile apps
  • Geo-location services
  • Big data
  • Cloud computing
  • Social networking
  • Digital advertising…and more
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Highlights from PrivacyCampDC!

PrivacyCampDC is in the books and it was fantastic!  A collection of people representing interests in both the public and private sector gathered together to share knowledge and expertise on a number of topics including (but certainly not limited to) the future of privacy rights in a Government 2.0 world, surveillance technologies, digital signage, updating the 1974 federal Privacy Act (something CDT is pushing for citizen feedback on with their Privacy Act Wiki if you want to check it out), and how we achieve a greater level of transparency and openness without compromising ones privacy.  With attendees representing privacy organizations, federal agencies, security companies, information technology and even Congress, there were a lot of great ideas shared during the event.

One of the most important takeaways that nearly everyone walked away with was the notion that collaborative discussion is vital to protecting privacy in the digital age.  The more voices and interests at the table from the beginning, the more likely concerns will be addressed as legislation is crafted, regulations are made, and the intersection between government and new and emerging technologies grows.

The event was tweeted under the hashtag #privacydc and a video slideshow featuring photos from the event’s Flickr page is available below.  Can’t wait for the next one!

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Do Voters Deserve Privacy From Politicians and Candidates?

Shaun Dakin, CEO and Founder of The National Political Do Not Contact Registry, is one of the lead organizers for PrivacyCampDC.

Do Voters deserve privacy protection during campaigns?  Or, does the first amendment, protecting freedom of speech, have priority?

For many of us the invasion of privacy by candidates during elections is the price to bear for Democracy.   Robocalls, email spam, direct mail, TV and Radio ads, and door to door canvassing are all meant to be “dealt with” by voters.   “Just unplug the phone”, candidates and political consultants tell me.

But what if you lived in a battleground state during a Presidential election cycle?  (PA, OH, FL, NC and others)

If you did, you could be receiving up to 15 robo calls a day.   15 robo calls a day.  Really.

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About Privacy Camp

PrivacyCamp is an multi-city unconference about privacy focusing on government policy and social networking.