#Privacy: João Torres Barreiro studies the AI road ahead at PrivSec London

Increasingly prevalent in everyday society, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has risen to become a key part of automated decision-making processes in almost every sector.

Such is the impact of the technology on our lives, that active use-cases are now throwing up major ethical questions: How can we bake moral code into AI? Who should decide what standards such a code adheres to? Can data law hope to keep pace with the speed of innovation?

João Torres Barreiro, Chief Privacy Officer at Willis Towers Watson tackles the pressing points and key controversies within AI-driven developments at PrivSec London, coming to the QEII Exhibition Centre on February 4th and 5th 2020.

In his keynote, “Artificial Intelligence & Privacy: The Perfect Storm”, João will be exploring ethical challenges within AI, asking how surveillance practices can be reconciled against evolving data privacy laws. Delegates will be able to put their questions to João in a Q&A following his talk.

PrivSec London: where data privacy and cybersecurity meet

Over two days, PrivSec London will bring together industry professionals from around the globe for presentations and discussion that tackle the biggest challenges and opportunities in the data protection head-on.

Studying the evolving relationship between data privacy and cybersecurity, the conference offers a timely forum for debate, collaboration, progression and innovation. Attendees will have access to a content-rich agenda, packed with keynote talks, roundtables, panel debates and high-level networking.

Hear João Torres Barreiro

Besides his role as Chief Privacy Officer (Global) at Willis Towers Watson, João Torres Barreiro is also a member of the Consultative Expert Group on Digital Ethics in Insurance of the EIOPA (European Union Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority), and a member of the European Advisory Board of the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).

At Willis Towers Watson, João established a global Privacy Office, a team of privacy legal counsels and country data protection officers, whom, in partnership with privacy champions in business, are responsible for making privacy a true business enabler.

João serves as the strategic legal advisor to most senior heads of business and corporate functions (in particular Office of the General Counsel, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Data Officer) on all privacy matters.

Also speaking at PrivSec London

  • Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer at Brave Software
  • Giorgia Vulcan, EU Privacy Counsel for the EU DPO Office at The Coca Cola Company,
  • Richie Evans, Chief Privacy Officer atIKEA
  • Katia Zavershinskaya, Senior Business Analyst and Data Protection Officer at Arsenal F.C,
  • Greg Van Der Gaast, Head of Information Security at University of Salford
  • Mike Hullet, Head of Operations, National Crime Agency
  • Rowenna Fielding, Senior Data Protection Lead at Protecture
  • Steve Wright, Partner at Privacy Culture
  • Bernard Swierczyna, CISO at First Ireland Risk Management
  • Josephine Harriman, Global Cyber & Privacy Legal Counsel at Morgan Stanley

Register your place at PrivSec London today!

PrivSec London offers CEOs, CISOs, data practitioners and IT professionals opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas while hearing the views of subject-matter specialists at this decisive time for data governance.

Only with the right attitudes and systems in place, can companies begin to build an environment that reduces breach risk, offsets regulator action, and fosters the kind of data-friendly reputation that consumers now actively seek.

PrivSec London will build on the momentum created by a previous year of industry-leading data privacy conferences hosted by Data Protection World Forum.

Register for PrivSec London today

Event details

Event: PrivSec London

Where: QEII Exhibition Centre, London

When: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th February 2020


Join our free-to-attend digital event, Last Thursday in Privacy, addressing data protection, privacy and security challenges including working from home, COVID-19, global regulations and more. Visit https://digital.privsec.info/.

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