Privacy Law Salon: Policymaker Roundtable

September 13th – 14th, 2018

At the Policymaker Roundtable, leading privacy professionals meet with key policymakers
to engage in a candid and constructive dialogue.

2018 Schedule

    5:30 PM Reception

    6:30 PM Keynote Q&A
    Speaker will have a candid conversation and Q&A with the Roundtable Moderator.

    7:30 PM Dinner

    8:00 AM Breakfast and Introductory Remarks

    9:00 AM Morning Panel Q&A
    US privacy law is increasingly being eclipsed by the GDPR. In this discussion, we will explore what is happening in the GDPR’s shadow in the U.S. and the rest of the world: a new slate of FTC Commissioners, a different approach to privacy at the FCC, and a range of state-based privacy efforts. What is in store for the future? What will be the role of the APEC nations? How will the regulatory landscape evolve over the next few years? What role can US privacy law play in a post-GDPR world?

    10:00 AM Refreshments

    10:30 AM Breakout Discussion Session #1
    Privacy’s Next Chapter – Participant Discussion
    (Breakout rooms assigned on the reverse side of name badges)
    This session will explore the insights from the first session in greater detail in participant dialogue with leading policymakers.

    12:00 PM Lunch

    1:00 PM Breakout Discussion Session #2
    The GDPR and the Future of Global Privacy
    By the time of this Salon, the GDPR will have been actively enforced for several months. Everyone has been so focused on May 25, but nobody knows what will happen beyond that date. Will the world keep spinning? We will discuss what the world looks like after May 25.

    2:30 PM Refreshments

    3:00 PM Breakout Discussion Session #3
    Hot Topics
    This session will focus on the most pressing issues privacy professionals are facing. The discussions will be based on questions that are raised by the moderators and participants.

    4:00 PM Closing Reception

    5:00 PM End of Roundtable


    The Opening Reception & Dinner will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

    Friday Sessions will be held at the National Press Club.


    2018 Participation Fee

    $1,995 USD

    • Admission to the Roundtable
    • Full event brochure
    • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner
    • Access to countless Privacy thought leaders

    Click here for more details

    2018 Sponsors

    The Organizing Committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:

    Participating Policymakers Archive

    For a list of past policymakers from 2013 – 2017, click here.

    Keynote Interview

    2018 Keynote Speaker to be announced.

    2017: The Honorable Commissioner Terrell McSweeny of the Federal Trade Commission and Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor – Digital Economy/Cyber, Delegation of the EU to the USA.

    Request an Invitation

    Would you like to participate in the 2018 Policymaker Roundtable? Please send us an email with some background information and we will get back to you. Send us your contact details.

    2018 Reference Materials

    Reference Materials for the 2018 Roundtable will be added closer to the Roundtable.

    Materials Archive

    Click here to access materials from the 2014 – 2017 Roundtables.


    Are you interested in being a sponsor of this event? Send us a request for more information.

    Dress Code

    We suggest business casual for the sessions, reception and dinner. Formal attire is not required.

    Cancellation Policy

    Written requests for cancellation will be eligible for a refund in accordance with the following schedule, based on the date the cancellation request is received:

    • Prior to August 10th, 2018; 100% of Participation Fee less a $250 administration fee.
    • August 10th, 2018 or later; the Participation Fee is non-refundable.

    Registrations are transferable, however, as the program is by invitation only, all substitutes must be approved internally before we are able to accept them.

    CPE/CLE Credit

    Participants are eligible for CPE or CLE credits based on 5.0 hours of formal programming during the event. Written material will be provided to all participants. Credits awarded are subsequent to individual jurisdictional approval.

    Organizing Committee

    Daniel J. Solove

    Daniel J. Solove

    John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law
    George Washington University Law School

    President & CEO

    Chris Hoofnagle

    Chris Hoofnagle

    Adjunct Professor of Law

    UC Berkeley School of Law & School of Information

    Paul Schwartz

    Paul Schwartz

    Jefferson E. Peyser Professor
    Berkeley Law School

    Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

    Special Advisor
    Paul Hastings LLP