Women in Privacy® (WIP) invites you to join our networking lunch featuring a special address by Neema Guliani, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, International Trade Administration, and Sophia Ignatidou, Group Manager for AI and Data Science, Information Commissioner’s Office (UK).
Registration/Networking Lunch: 12:30 p.m.
Program: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The WIP networking group is for data protection and privacy professionals and aims to provide a platform for high-level discussion of data protection and privacy law developments, to facilitate and strengthen networking among female privacy professionals, and to mentor and promote the advancement of women in the field.
Neema Singh Guliani is the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Services. In this role, she directs the U.S. Department of Commerce’s efforts to create the policy conditions for U.S. digital, financial, supply chain and other services industries to compete around the world, Guliani is a lawyer and policy expert who has worked on issues at the intersection of national security, economics, and civil rights. Before joining ITA, she served at Twitter as Head of National Security, Democracy, and Civil Rights Public Policy for the Americas, where she led development of policy and strategy in the U.S. for surveillance, the open internet, and civil rights. In 2022, Guliani also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she designed and taught a course titled “Technology and Civil Rights.”
Sophia Ignatidou is a Group Manager for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at the Technology department of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) leading a team of AI policy experts. The ICO is the UK’s independent data protection authority with technology, looking into how new and emerging technologies influence individuals’ fundamental rights and freedoms. Sophia is the lead author of the recent fairness update to ICO’s landmark Guidance on AI and Data Protection and strategic thought leader on AI across the organisation. She works closely with other UK regulators as the ICO sponsor of the Algorithmic Processing project at the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) after representing the ICO at a variety of fora such as the Global Privacy Assembly’s AI Working Group, and international standardisation organisations.
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