Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley』s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms.
Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France』s privacy regulatorplaced a record fine on Google under Europe』s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules which the company now plans to appeal . Yet with global platform usage and service sales continuing to tick up, we asked a panel of eight privacy experts: 「Has anything fundamentally changed around privacy in tech in 2019? What is the state of privacy and has the outlook changed?」
This week』s participants include:
- Albert Gidari – Consulting Director of Privacy at Stanford』s Center for Internet and Society ; Professor at Stanford Law School
- Gabriel Weinberg – CEO and Founder of DuckDuckGo
- Melika Carroll -Senior VP of Global Government Affairs at The Internet Association
- Johnny Ryan – Chief Policy and Industry Relations Officer at Brave
- John Miller – VP of Global Policy and Law at the Information Technology Industry Council
- Nuala O』Connor – President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology
- Chris Baker – Senior VP and General Manager of EMEA at Box
- Christopher Wolf – Founder and Chair of the Future Privacy Forum ; Senior counsel at Hogan Lovells focusing on internet law, privacy and data protection policy
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