Best Privacy Events & Conferences 2020 – 2021

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We cherry-pick Cybersecurity conferences that we believe are "best in category". We encourage you to learn more about them!

First Published: , by Henry Dalziel
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Author: Henry Dalziel

Privacy and security are two inter-related niches within Cybersecurity, you can’t have one without the other. Whereas Privacy can be described as being the control you have over another person (or organizations) personal information and how it’s used, Security refers to how the data is being protected. Out of all the InfoSec conferences we list in our directory I’d consider the Privacy conferences to be one of the most high-valued “must-attend” events if you work in the industry because that’s where you’ll learn the most.

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These are the recommended conferences I’ve pulled from our directory. I’ll add to this list as and when notable privacy events are submitted to our directory.

Title of Privacy Security EventCountry
Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP)Belgium
ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec)Austria
FloCon 2021United States
Cyber Security and Privacy SummitUnited States
ItaliaSec SummitItaly
Australian Cyber Conference MelbourneAustralia
IAPP Canada Privacy SymposiumCanada
41st IEEE Symposium on Security and PrivacyUnited States
4th Annual Privacy and Data Protection SummitGermany
International Privacy + Security ForumUnited States

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP)

2020 Conference Date

January 22nd, 2020
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Belgium
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Conference Summary

Belgium, for a country of its’ size, has a lot of Cybersecurity Conferences taking place.

This event, CPDP, was founded in 2007 and has become one of the world’s leading regulatory, legal, technological privacy events. CPDP is highly recommended and we’d encourage you to learn more about the event if you work in privacy. Cybersecurity professional privacy experts congregate at CPDP every year to discuss and exchange ideas, share insights and explore the most recent issues and trends within the privacy space.

If you’re a privacy InfoSec specialist in central Europe, (UK) and the DACH region then we’d recommend you learn more about this event.


ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec)

2020 Conference Date

July 8th, 2020
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Austria
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Conference Summary

ACM is one of the world’s largest scientific and educational computing societies.

Their ACM WiSec conference, held in Austria, is regarded as a leading privacy event within the Wireless and Mobile network space, clearly two vital components of every nation’s security and economy.

All aspects and subject matter of security and privacy are discussed. This will be beneficial to students in order to learn from the best security experts in the field and network with them.

The event, in 2020, which I believe went ahead despite Coivid-19, was hosted by the Institute of Networks and Security at Johannes Kepler University Linz.


FloCon

2020 Conference Date

January 6th, 2020
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United States
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Conference Summary

FloCon (in the United States) provides a forum for exploring enterprise-scale, next-generation data analytics in support of security and privacy.

The first FloCon event started in 2004 as an invitation-online and small gathering event and has grown every since.

If you’re interested in analyzing large information for the defense and protection of your network systems, this is a must-attend event.


Cyber Security and Privacy Summit

2020 Conference Date

April 16th, 2020
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United States
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Conference Summary

The Cyber Security and Privacy Summit is a one-day event where a lot of Cybersecurity content will be covered.

Learn how advocates, attorneys, and law enforcement can effectively pursue justice with regards to privacy, and what policy-makers can do in order to ensure that we are safe digitally.


ItaliaSec Summit

2020 Conference Date

November 17th, 2020
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Italy
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Conference Summary

ItaliaSec Summit, (held in Italy of course) is considered as one of the leading events for senior experts, within the privacy space.

The speakers will discuss the challenges and find the best strategies to defend themselves against these threats and on how to secure privacy.

Not only will you learn a lot of information, but you’ll also have an opportunity to gain CPE credits.


Australian Cyber Conference Melbourne

2020 Conference Date

October 27th, 2020
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Australia
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Conference Summary

The Australian Cyber Conference will provide best practices and insights that are taught by some of the top Cybersecurity professionals through panel discussions, keynotes, and live demonstrations.

The organizers of this event categorized their conference as having “privacy” content hence its’ inclusion in the resource.


IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium

2020 Conference Date

May 21st, 2020
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Canada
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Conference Summary

The Canada Privacy Symposium has been helping shape privacy legislation and understanding in Canada.

Attending this event would be highly beneficial if you’re a Canadian InfoSec pro with privacy requirements, not least because the organizers claim that you’ll gain knowledge on “how to protect your data and network with over 500 professionals”.


41st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

2020 Conference Date

May 18th, 2020
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United States
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Conference Summary

The first IEEE event first started in 1980 and has of course now become the oldest privacy event in the world. If you’d like to learn recent developments in computer security and privacy, then, of course, I’d highly recommend you to attend this (and indeed any) IEEE event or conference.


4th Annual Privacy and Data Protection Summit

2020 Conference Date

November 5th, 2020
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Germany
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Conference Summary

The event focus on the latest trends in data protection, e-privacy, GDPR compliance, as well as, the detailed implementation of technologies sich as the use of cookies.

This event, now in its’ 4th edition, covers a lot of ground including technologies such as AI and how various companies handle, collect, and process data. This is all, clearly, highly topical so if you work in privacy you ought o mark this event down in your calendar.


International Privacy + Security Forum

2020 Conference Date

October 21st, 2020
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United States
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Conference Summary

This US events’ goal is to assist attendees to enrich and deepen their knowledge with regards to privacy.

The stated aim of the “International Privacy + Security Forum” is to engage in debate, discussion, and hands-on activities all within the privacy space. The organizes also allow for the CPE and CLE credits to be awarded by attending this event.


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