Monday, 6 May 2013

New group - Women in Privacy Network

I recently attended the launch of the Women in Privacy Network on 23 April 2013, thanks to the kind invitation of Geraldine Scali of Sidley Austin (where I used to work when I were a mere slip o' a finance and insolvency lawyer).

After an introduction by Nancy Corbett, Lucy McGrath, Chief Privacy Officer at NBCUniversal, gave an interesting and entertaining keynote speech - mainly about big data - with a spirited discussion and canapes and drinks then following.

This is an excellent initiative, and I think it's a sign of the privacy profession coming of age.

The next meeting will be Women in Privacy's first US event: on 26 June 2013, in Washington, DC. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will be the keynote speaker. (To join future US events, email

The next European event will be in Brussels, during autumn 2013.