October 25, 2018 • Brussels, Belgium

Starts: 2:30 PM
Ends: 3:50 PM

Location: Radisson Red Hotel, Rue d´Idalie, 35, 1050, Brussels, Belgium


The free flow of data across borders is critical for trade, economic growth and social progress. Governments in APEC and ASEAN have made great strides in creating privacy frameworks which encourage convergence across the region, enabling data to flow while maintaining a similar level of protection for citizens. Yet gaps remain. More needs to be done at both the regional and national levels to support greater alignment of these frameworks, and to work with other regions – including the EU – to facilitate interoperability. With data increasingly fueling growth and innovation in today’s digital economy, the time to get this right is now.

The International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) is the annual, high-level gathering of international data protection authorities, public officials and private sector representatives that convenes to discuss the future of privacy regulation, data flows, and related issues brought about by technological innovation in the modern digital economy. Registration for the ICDPPC is not required to attend this event, and we invite data protection officers, policy and government affairs professionals, and others with a stake in the global privacy and data protection environment to join this discussion.

Privacy perspectives from the Asia-Pacific will include data protection authorities, industry innovators and trade associations. It will examine recent initiatives and emerging views from the region. The discussion will also delve into the latest efforts to enable seamless global data transfers, including trust marks, certification mechanisms and the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules. Stakeholders will discuss best practices in this arena, the path forward for policy in the Asia-Pacific, and how APEC, ASEAN and EU officials can lead the way in facilitating global interoperability.

Speakers will include:

  • Ambassador Robert Holleyman, President & CEO, C&M International and former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
  • Boris Wojtan, Director of Privacy, GSMA
  • Hilary Wandall, GC and Chief Data Governance Officer, TrustArc
  • Huey Tan, President, AsiaDPO
  • Representatives from the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) of Japan and the Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community (JIPDEC)

Contact: Clark Jennings (202.624.2652 , cjennings@crowell.com)