2019 Events

The 11th Annual Privacy Lecture: “Privacy Must Fall”
The World According to Surveillance Capitalism
by Professor Shoshana Zuboff

March 14, 2019
Berkeley, CA

Professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (forthcoming 2018), joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1981. One of the first tenured women at the school, she was the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its individual, organizational, and social consequences, and its relationship to the history and future of capitalism.

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Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Developments in China, the EU and the US

March 1, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Cross-border compliance poses major challenges: China is developing a robust commercial privacy and cybersecurity framework. In Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in 2018, with global impact. In the US, the Federal Trade Commission has assumed the role of privacy and cybersecurity regulator, but without general rule-making authority, and the US Congress this year will debate a comprehensive privacy law. Meanwhile, innovative companies want to offer their goods and services globally. They seek to ensure cross-border data flows. They also need consistency and certainty about requirements. This conference will address the question of interoperability: what strategies can global companies adopt in complying with the laws of China, the US and Europe (and, of course, the rest of the world) and how should the laws of those countries develop to better protect consumers while also fostering innovation and competition?