Kantara International Privacy Summit Slated for January In London

The Only Summit For Business Leaders Focused on Privacy and Identity Standards
WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – December 20, 2017– To mark International Privacy and Data Protection Day, Kantara Initiative and partners have assembled a summit for business leaders where privacy law and standards experts will analyze the opportunities and risks of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) for businesses.
Called the Kantara International Privacy Summit (KIPS), it is scheduled for January 29, 2018, 08:30 – 17:00 at IBM Client Centre, South Bank, London, SE1.  Participants at this first-of-its-kind event will have the exclusive opportunity to engage with the privacy experts involved in drafting and interpreting the laws, policies and standards that are now being implemented in businesses across Europe. They will leave the summit with insights into how implementing the right standards is a key strategic business decision and can be used to build competitive advantage, avoid costly vendor lock-in and regulatory risk. Organizers of the event include Kantara Initiative, Open Consent, The Trust Bridge and AdUnity.
“The Kantara International Privacy Summit provides the business-focused insight needed at the board-level to navigate the issues where standards for privacy and identity management can help exploit business opportunities and mitigate the business risks of GDPR and PSD2,” said Colin Wallis, executive director, Kantara Initiative.  “It is vital that executive management of any large enterprise is familiar with the available standards before embarking on costly GDPR compliance projects.  Attending KIPS will give them the knowledge and tools to meet this challenge.”

About Kantara Initiative International Privacy Summit
The KIPS agenda includes world-leading privacy standards experts such as Robin Wilton, of the Internet Society and internationally respected data privacy and governance thought leaders such as Bojana Bellamy, President at Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) and Chris Disspain from ICANN. Expert legal insight regarding data regulation and cyber law are provided by Dean Armstrong QC, author of Cyber Security: Law and Practice. The summit also offers a chance to hear the latest about responsible data driven marketing from Chris Combemale, CEO of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Representing the voice of privacy professionals, is Giles Watkins, UK Country Leader of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) among many others.
The Kantara International Privacy Summit also includes advanced breakout sessions about Kantara privacy and identity management standards (including the recently updated Consent Receipt standard), marketing and media (consent vs legitimate interest vs performance of contract) as well as sovereign identity.
About Kantara Initiative
Kantara Initiative provides real-world innovation and development of specifications and conformity assessment programs for the digital identity and personal data ecosystems. Beyond its flagship eID-assisting Identity Assurance Trust Framework, developing initiatives including Identity Relationship Management, User Managed Access (EIC Award Winner for Innovation in Information Security 2014), Identities of Things, and the Consent Receipt, Kantara Initiative connects a global, open, and transparent leadership community, including CA Technologies, digi.me, Experian, ForgeRock, Internet Society, Nomura Research Institute, and SecureKey Technologies. More information is available at https://kantarainitiative.org/
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