Last Friday, it was my privilege to moderate a roundtable discussion hosted by The Dewey Group in Washington, D.C. with an extremely distinguished panel of speakers:
- Cameron Kerry, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP and former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce;
- Deborah Hurley, Chair, Electronic Privacy Information Center and Fellow of Harvard University;
- Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State; and
The discussion, together with a couple of dozen participants from across industry and privacy groups, was wide ranging and intense but focused on a number of important themes:
- growth of the digital economy without a concomitant growth in the governance of digital information and the consequences of its use;
- growth of cloud computing and the outsourcing of technology;
- the need for (and limits to) information security coupled with protections from privacy breaches and harm;
- the role of Standards – particularly in helping the conversations that senior executives need to have with their CTOs and CIOs.
My 2-page Boardroom Briefing on Privacy in the Cloud, released to coincide with the event, particularly looks at the value of the recently published ISO/IEC 27018 Standard.
I will be publishing a series of blogs over the next couple of days that go into a little more detail of our discussions and the themes covered.