Centre for Information Policy Leadership and Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Publico To Host Global Data Privacy Dialogue in Brasilia

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Centre for Information Policy Leadership and Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Publico To Host Global Data Privacy Dialogue in Brasilia
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Centre for Information Policy Leadership and Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Publico To Host Global Data Privacy Dialogue in Brasilia

By , 6 October 2015 at 16:49
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WASHINGTON — October 1, 2015 — The Centre for Information Policy Leadership, a global privacy policy think tank based in Washington and London, and the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Publico, a legal institute based in Brasilia, will co-host a two-day Global Data Privacy Dialogue in Brasilia, in the IDP’s conference facilities at SGAS-Quadra 607, Módulo 49, Via L2 Sul 70200-670, Brasília-DF on October 6 and 7.

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The conference will bring together Brazilian and international privacy experts from government, industry and academia to discuss how to achieve effective privacy protection for individuals while at the same time enabling technological innovation and the beneficial uses of personal data in the age of Big Data and the Internet of Things. The Global Data Privacy Dialogue in Brasilia is part of an initiative to facilitate and support international expert engagement with key Brazilian stakeholders in Brazil’s ongoing process to develop a comprehensive privacy law.

Specifically, participants from Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Europe, the United States and Canada will discuss:

  • The realities of modern information technology and information uses
  • Brazil’s draft privacy legislation and other important global developments in data protection
  • How to govern global data flows
  • How to sensibly apply core privacy principles such as consent in the modern information age
  • How to design effective organizational privacy compliance programs and best practices
  • The role of a national data protection authority

“Achieving the dual goal of privacy and beneficial use of data is imperative, and we don’t need to sacrifice one for the other. Our hope is that we can bring to bear the tremendous wealth of experience that already exists around the world on the many important privacy policy issues currently being considered in Brazil,” said Bojana Bellamy, CIPL’s president. “Brazil is an important economy and whatever happens in Brazil on privacy legislation will have a global impact.”

Laura Schertel, researcher, IDP and Sérgio Alves Jr., executive secretary, IDP welcomed the collaboration with CIPL. Noted Schertel: “Brazil has achieved global attention as a leader in Internet policymaking by liasing national and international communities of academics, governmental agencies, private companies and civil society.”

Added Alves,“We expect this Dialogue will contribute to the discussion on how to improve the Brazilian legal framework with effective, updated and enforceable privacy protection tools and policies.”

Speakers for the Dialogue include, Virgilio Almeida, Secretary for Information Technology from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Peter Hustinx, former European Data Protection Supervisor, Juliana Pereira da Silva, National Secretary of the Consumer in Brazil’s Ministry of Justice, Maximiliano Martinhão, Secretary of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection, UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

The conference will bring together Brazilian and international privacy experts from government, industry and academia.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #Brazilprivacy.

CIPL’s mission is to provide thought-leadership in developing global strategies for privacy and the responsible use of personal information. IDP’s Centro de Direito, Internet e Sociedade is an Internet & society research team led by experienced academics and practitioners in the field. IDP is a leading law school in Brasilia.

About CIPL The Centre for Information Policy Leadership leads public policy initiatives that promote responsible information governance necessary for the continued growth of the information economy. The Centre was founded in 2001 by leading companies and Hunton & Williams to develop innovative, pragmatic approaches to privacy and data security policy that take into account the requirements of business processes and address the concerns of individuals about the protection of their information. Collaborating with industry leaders, consumer organizations and government representatives, the Centre develops information policy that fosters privacy and security, while balancing economic and societal interests. More details about the Centre can be found at www.informationpolicycentre.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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