Jenner & Block

Global Privacy Summit 2016, IAPP

Jenner & Block Partner Mary Ellen Callahan and Special Counsel Heidi L. Wachs will speak at the Global Privacy Summit 2016, sponsored by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  Ms. Callahan will be a panelist at two sessions.  One session, titled “Practical Solutions for Managing an International Privacy Program,” will explore one of the biggest challenges in the privacy profession: how to implement compliance solutions given the many local and national requirements when building a global privacy program.  In the other session, titled “The Future of Privacy Implementation in the Federal Government,” Ms. Callahan will interview Marc Groman, former head of the Network Advertising Initiative and now lead privacy policy adviser at the OMB, about the future of privacy in the halls of every department from Commerce to Transportation to Defense.  Ms. Wachs will speak at a session titled “The Maze of Online Retail: Privacy, Security, Notice and Consent,” which will explore how retailers that are increasingly using third-party solutions and tools can create a seamless, user-friendly, mobile-friendly, privacy-aware, secure ecosystem with meaningful notice and consent.  She will also moderate a roundtable discussion called “Privacy, Security, and Technology Innovation in the Education Sector.”  Their sessions will be held on April 5, 2016, the first day of the two-day conference held in Washington, DC.

Ms. Callahan is the founder and chair of the firm’s Privacy and Information Governance Practice.  The former chief privacy officer of the United States Department of Homeland Security, she has a unique and broad knowledge of and experience with the interface of the protection of privacy, civil rights and civil liberties with cybersecurity and national security issues.

Ms. Wachs is a member of the firm’s Privacy and Information Governance Practice.  A nationally recognized leader in privacy, breach response and data security compliance, her wealth of experience includes serving as a privacy researcher and as chief privacy officer of a major university.

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