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Spring 2020 Privacy Conference Preview

This time of year privacy officers and and their teams shake off the remnants of winter to take part in an annual tradition: spring events season. Thousands flock to various locations around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues in the privacy industry and how to tackle them. Regulators, industry insiders and luminaries take to event stages, and we all catch up with our privacy peers.

With March just around the corner, here is the short list of events on our radar for spring 2020.

These are fantastic opportunities to learn best practices and strengthen your privacy incident response process and and overall privacy program. We hope to see you in London, D.C., Nashville, or at one of the regional events near you!

Global Events


IAPP Data Protection Institute
March 11-12, 2020 | London
Visit RadarFirst at stand #20

This year’s program features workshops and breakout sessions on subjects including artificial intelligence, adtech, children’s privacy rights, the details of GDPR compliance, the finer points of privacy impact statements, and more.

Sessions we’re excited for:

“Time is Money: Real-World Best Practices to Meet Breach Notification Deadlines”
Christian Brennholt, CIPP/E, CIPM, Deputy Privacy Officer, Senior Managing Counsel, Privacy, Coca-Cola
Mahmood Sher-Jan, CEO, RadarFirst

Learn how to streamline your privacy incident response processes, including risk assessments, to ensure consistency and efficiency of notification decision making for compliance with tight data breach notification deadlines. Discover new strategies, privacy program benchmarking data and metrics to manage and measure the effectiveness of your breach response program, and keep up with the patchwork of global breach notification regulations.

“Brexit Brainstorm”
Ruth Boardman, Partner, Co-head, International Data Protection Practice, Bird & Bird

Brexit changes U.K. data protection legislation: there are detailed amendments to the Data Protection Act 2018 and ePrivacy legislation. By the end of this session, attendees will have a detailed knowledge of the legislative changes — from rules on territorial scope, representatives, one-stop shop and enforcement and data transfers through to what happens to the ‘applied GDPR’ and national security provisions.


HCCA Compliance Institute
March 29 – April 1, 2020 | Nashville, TN
Visit RadarFirst at booth #409

The primary educational and networking event for healthcare compliance professionals, with 180 educational sessions broken into 15 learning tracks and ample networking opportunities. Get the latest updates and trends on healthcare compliance at the HCCA Compliance Institute.

Sessions we’re excited for:

“Information Blocking Regulations and Interoperability: What Health Care Providers, Health Plans, and Health IT Companies Need to Know and Do Now”
T. Andrew Reeder, Associate Vice President, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Rush Univ Medical Ctr
David Holtzman, Executive Advisor, CynergisTek, Inc.

This session focuses on key definitions and scope of the Information Blocking Regulations with a critical eye of requirements for data exchange, aligning provision of real time access with HIPAA’s requirements, the confidentiality and security of health information.

“Privacy Officer Round Table, Parts 1 and 2”
Adam Greene, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
John Podleski, CPO, Children’s Health
Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor, CynergisTek, Inc.

Interactive discussion and practical solutions from experts and peers on challenging health information privacy challenges. Audience members choose what they would like to discuss.


IAPP Global Privacy Summit
April 7-8, 2020 | Washington D.C.
Visit RadarFirst in booth #408

This year’s event will not only mark another ground-breaking year in privacy and data protection, it will also commemorate a milestone for the IAPP as the association celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Sessions we’re excited for:

“The Privacy Incident Benchmark Report: Data to Drive Operational Excellence”
Douglas Niska, VP, Privacy Operations, UnitedHealth Group
Michelle Wraight, Head of Privacy Automation, BNY Mellon
Mahmood Sher-Jan, CEO, RadarFirst

The inaugural Privacy Incident Benchmark Report is the first of its kind: an in-depth analysis of data incidents involving regulated personal information that establishes unique, industry-specific breach notification benchmarks. Cross-industry panelists will highlight key findings from the report and discuss how these critical benchmarking metrics can help you gauge the effectiveness of your privacy incident response program, develop key performance indicators, demonstrate ROI and reduce organizational risks.

“Closing Keynote Panel”
Julie Brill, Corporate VP, Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
Carole Cadwalladr, Investigative Journalist
Richard Clarke, National Security and Cyber Risk Expert, Author of ‘The Fifth Domain’
Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office


Regional Events

These one-day conferences provide attendees with a forum to interact with local compliance professionals, share information about compliance successes and challenges, and create educational opportunities for compliance professionals to strengthen the industry. Visit the RadarFirst booth and team while you’re there!

HCCA St. Louis Regional Conference
February 28, 2020 | St. Louis

SCCE Chicago Regional Conference
May 1, 2020 | Chicago, IL

HCCA New York Regional Conference
May 8, 2020 | New York, NY


Can’t make a live event?
Check out a live or recorded webinar and learn more about how to improve your privacy incident response processes and programs.

Topics: Events