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 ctbrown@sidley.com).

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