Webinar looks at personal data protection in Latin America
Between July 14 and 16, 2021, at 10 am, on the CPDP LatAm platform, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School will hold a conference called “CPDP LatAm 2021: Personal Data Protection in Latin America: Democracy, Innovation and Regulation.” This event, the first of its kind, will focus on the relationship between personal data governance, democracy, innovation and regulation in Latin America.
CPDP LatAm is a Latin American platform through which subjects such as privacy, data protection and technology are discussed. It includes the Latin American editions of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference, MyData Conference and Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC).
The coordinator of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Center for Technology and Society (CTS), Professor Luca Belli, will moderate the opening discussion, “The Rise of Data Protection in Latin America,” as well as the closing debate, “How to Construct Data Protection in Latin America.” The speakers will be Miriam Wimmer, the director of Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority; Paula Vargas, Facebook’s privacy and public policy manager; Patrick Penninckx, the director of the Council of Europe’s Information Society Department; Josefina Roman, the director of the Mexican Data Protection Institute (INAI); Daniel Arbix, Google’s legislative affairs director; and Andreia Saad, the Globo media group’s regulatory affairs manager; as well as several other professors.
The workshops’ topics will include COVID-19’s challenges for personal data protection, artificial intelligence, prospects for data protection in the area of public security, the National Data Protection Authority’s regulatory agenda, agreements on transnational data flows, contact tracing, vaccination certificates and other data-based solutions developed in South America to manage the pandemic, and the risks of using facial recognition technologies.
The event’s organizers are offering 70 scholarships for students and 70 for the general public, awarded by order of request.
For more information about the event and to sign up, click here.