PrivSec Conference New York 2019 was part of the Data Protection World Forum event series.

The conference where privacy and security met for a two-day event that champions collaboration, progression and innovation.

The event explored the inextricable link between data privacy and data security, and provided attendees with access to first-rate content presented by a line-up of international experts.

PrivSec Conference New York was hosted at the Alfred Lerner Hall, part of the prestigious Columbia University in upper Manhattan. The campus has excellent conference and exhibition facilities, and is easily accesible for local and international attendees. New York has long been at the forefront of a number of industries, driving change and innovation and is home to leading organisations from across financial services, advertising and technology.  

PrivSec brought together 60+ leading experts from privacy and security, to deliver a breadth of content via solo presentations, panel discussions, debates, roundtables and workshops. Our international line-up of expert speakers will combine practical and theoritical approaches to privacy and security, and explore how the two need to work together to achieve shared goals. 

PrivSec New York consisted of 2 central theatres, our agenda was designed to enable you to pick and choose the sessions that are most valuable for you. The event also consisted of a number of shared knowledge roundtables and workshop opportunities that will be announced closer to the event. The event ran over two-days and had a whole host of learning opportunities for attendees to take advantage of. 

Content is at the heart of PrivSec; this two-day event consisted of over 40 hours of educational, insightful and inspirational content. PrivSec delivered attendees with a variety of learning opportunities to suit their needs and wants. The conference content was designed to deliver practical advice and guidance, as well as a number of sessions focusing on theoretical learning and the bigger picture. 


With 20 leading service and solution providers on-hand, PrivSec provideed a perfect opportunity to understand the technologies and services that are currently aiding privacy and security professionals across the world. If you’re looking for a particular solution or service, our team will be on-hand to ensure you get face time with the right people.

As the lines blur between privacy and security, it is important that both disciplines have the opportunity to meet, network and share ideas. Over the course of the two-day event there was a number of professional and informal networking opportunities, designed to drive collaboration and aid attendees in meeting the people who will help drive change, innovation and progression in their organisation. 

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David Carroll, Star of 'The Great Hack', to Keynote at PrivSec New York

The Great Hack, released by Netflix, explores the underhand tactics used by political parties through manipulating the data of unsuspecting individuals - the Cambridge Anlytica scandal called the world to listen when it comes to privacy.

David Carroll, one of the dual protagonists in the documentary, set out to sue Cambridge Anlytica in a quest to find out the source of his data.

A professor of media design, David Carroll took to the stage to keynote the New York leg of PrivSec conference on 5th & 6th November at Columbia University.



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Sir Rob Wainwright, Former-Chief of Europol

Talk on 'Cyber Threats and and the Interconnected Relationship between Data Protection and Data Security in Response'.

Sir Rob Wainwright is a highly experienced security professional with global profile and reputation.

He has had a 25-year career in intelligence, policing, government, EU and international affairs, including at the Serious Organised Crime Agency, National Criminal Intelligence Service and the British Security Service. 

Prior to joining Deloitte, Rob was the executive director of Europol where he established the European Cybercrime Centre. He is credited with leading the transformation of Europol into a world-class security institution and centre of innovation on cyber security, terrorism and financial crime.