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Privacy-Enhancing Technology Summit North America

May 18, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM ET | In-person

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: International Perspectives on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: Potential, Policies & Prizes

  • Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Erwin Gianchandani, Senior Advisor for Translation, Innovation, and Partnerships, National Science Foundation

Emerging PETs have the potential to unlock trustworthy data-driven innovation across sectors. However, there remain barriers to their adoption, including a lack of awareness, understanding, and expertise of these technologies and how to embed them in good organizational practice. In this session, hear from the US & UK government agencies on how they are helping to drive the maturity of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The innovation prize challenges focused on advancing privacy-enhancing technologies.
  • What the key use cases and adoption trends are for PETs and the different implementation challenges that vary across jurisdictions.
  • How countries are using PETs to drive responsible innovation for the public good, for example, to drive research into Covid-19 interventions.
  • The role of PETs in supporting data protection regimes such as GDPR.
  • The role PETs could play in enabling trustworthy partnerships between the public and private sectors and among international partners.


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