Privacy Law Salon: Privacy Roundtable

2018 Dates TBA

The Privacy Roundtable is a unique meeting where the most
experienced leaders in privacy law engage in candid seminar-style discussions.

2017 Schedule

    7:00 PM  Welcome Cocktail Reception

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Introductory Remarks

    9:00 AM  Concurrent Sessions – see back of Name Bade for Room Assignments
    Break at 10:30 AM

    A New Global Privacy Regulatory Environment

    What should organizations be doing to address the dramatic changes for privacy regulation in the EU with Privacy Shield and the GDPR? What about the equally dramatic changes in other countries around the world, including increased data localization requirements and the adoption of more EU-style privacy laws on an international basis?

    Privacy by Design

    The FTC and EU have expressed increasing interest in regulating design of products and services. What is the proper role of regulators in this area? What is the best way for organizations to structure privacy by design?

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM  Lunch

    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Keynote Q&A Interview Session with The Honorable Commissioner Terrell McSweeny of the Federal Trade Commission

    3:30 PM – 6:00 PM  Networking Time

    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cocktail Hour

    7:00 PM Dinner

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Introductory Remarks

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions – see back of Name Badge for Room Assignments
    Break at 10:30 AM

    New Technologies and New Privacy Challenges

    What are the most challenging new technologies for privacy? Internet of Things? Connected Cars? What are the most promising privacy-enhancing technologies? How should privacy laws respond to these challenges?

    Hot Topics

    We will explore a handful of topics that are causing the greatest headlines, headaches, and heartache for privacy professionals. These include the privacy and security challenges of the cloud, wearables, fintech, and smart cities. The final topics will be developed in consultation with the Advisory Board of the Privacy Law Salon.

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch

    2:00 PM Salon Ends


    The 2017 event was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, FL.






    2017 Price

    Participation Fee


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

    Click here for more details

    CLE/ CPD Credit

    You were able to earn CLE/ CPD credits based on 6 hours of formal programming during the event. Written material was provided to all participants. Credits awarded differ from state to state, and will be granted at the discretion of the individual state bars.

    Keynote Interview

    The keynote speaker for the 2017 Privacy Roundtable was The Honorable Commissioner Terrell McSweeny of the Federal Trade Commission. She had a candid conversation and Q&A with a Roundtable Moderator on Monday, February 6th, 2017.

    Request an Invitation

    Would you like to participate in the Roundtable ? If you haven’t received an invitation, please send us an email with some background information and we will get back to you. Send us your contact details.

    Reading Materials for 2017

    A New Global Privacy Regulatory Environment

    ICO, Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (Oct. 2016),

    Paul M. Schwartz, Risk and High Risk: Walking the GDPR Tightrope, IAPP Privacy Perspectives (March 29, 2016),

    European Commission, EC launches EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: stronger protection for transatlantic data flows, Jul. 12, 2016,

    EC, Fact Sheet, European Commission, EU-US Privacy Shield (July 2016),

    Privacy by Design

    Sarah Spiekermann and Lorrie Faith Cranor, Engineering Privacy, 35(1) IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (Jan. 2009),

    Daniel J. Solove, Privacy by Design: 4 Key Points,

    New Technologies and New Privacy Challenges

    Paul M. Schwartz, Microsoft, Ireland and a Level Playing Field for U.S. Cloud Companies, Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Security Law Report, (Aug. 2016.),

    Paul M. Schwartz, The delayed revolution in digital financial services, TechCrunch, Apr. 9, 2016,

    Hot Topics

    Daniel J. Solove and Danielle K. Citron, Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms, Dec. 14, 2016,

    Ira Rubinstein, The Future of Self-Regulation is Co-Regulation, in The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy (CUP Forthcoming 2017),

    Daniel J. Solove & Woodrow Harzog, The Future of the FTC on Privacy and Security,

    Chris Hoofnagle, The Federal Trade Commission’s Inner Privacy Struggle,

    Material Archives

    Click here to access the materials from the 2014 – 2016 Roundtables.


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    Dress Code

    Business attire is recommended for the cocktails and dinners, which are held outside (weather permitting). The daytime sessions are inside and are subject to air conditioning, so please dress accordingly.

    Cancellation Policy

    Written requests for cancellation are eligible for a refund of participation fees in accordance with the schedule outlined on the fact sheet, based on the date the cancellation request was received.

    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

    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

    2017 Sponsors

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