A blend of thought provoking panel discussions and inspiring speaker presentations. The Equilibrium Webinar Series will examine the data and privacy trends and developments impacting businesses in 2021 and beyond.

Combining data - Truata

How Combining Data Can Drive Innovation  

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  • Combining datasets across companies and industries has the potential to unlock great value.
  • Where there is great reward there are also inherent privacy, security and ethical risks
  • This panel discussion will explore the benefits, the perils and the big questions relating to data combination.

Moderator: Dr. Maurice Coyle, Chief Data Scientist at Truata

Panellists:  David Lutton from London First, Dr Sara Jordan from Future of Privacy Forum, Olivier Dion from A New Governance and Prof. Ray Walshe from Dublin City University


 Data Privacy Mythbusting 

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Presenter:  Dr. Maurice Coyle , Chief Data Scientist, Truata
  • Debunking several myths that persist around data privacy
  • Areas covered in the discussion will include consent, anonymization, encryption, and data protection processes
  • Ways to combat each myth so that you can get the value you need from your data but still align with privacy laws


Tech Talk with the Regulators    

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  • Emerging privacy enhancing technologies, anonymization, pseudonymisation and privacy safeguards
  • Balancing using data for social good with protecting the right of the individual and the role technology can play
Future of Privacy Forum

Moderator: Rob van Eijk, Future of Privacy Forum

Panellists: Giuseppe D'Acquisto, Italian DPA and Ultan O'Carroll, Irish DPC and Simon McDougall, UK's ICO



Not All Synthetic Data Is Created Equal - Quantifying Risk and Utility 

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Presenter:  Dr. Michael Fenton , Data Scientist, Truata

  • Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) enable analysis on data without falling foul of increasingly strict data protection regulations
  • Is it possible to quantify privacy and re-identification risk before and after application of PETs to demonstrate whether privacy risk has been reduced?
  • Failing to objectively measure privacy risk in a dataset can leave companies exposed to regulator scrutiny, fines and sanctions. This session will include a working example quantifying privacy risk in synthetic data


Is Privacy Tech Europe’s Secret Weapon in the AI Race?   

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  • The “AI Race” is on, as companies around the world compete to achieve a global advantage in artificial intelligence (AI)-based innovation, be it in machine learning, facial recognition or elsewhere.
  • Many pundits have written off European companies in this race, assuming they’ll be left hopelessly behind their US and Chinese peers, due largely to Europe’s attitudes and laws on privacy
  • But is this true? What if Europe’s attitudes and laws on privacy, rather than hobbling European companies, instead give them a hidden advantage when it comes to AI?

Moderator: Michael Ingrassia, President and General Counsel, Truata

Panellists: Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director at Deloitte, Leo Clancy, Head of Technology at IDA Ireland, Dave Lewis, Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin


Why Data is Not the New Oil   

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  • An exploration of how we think of data and whether it’s possible to ethically monetize your customers’ data
  • How can focusing on accountable and ethical data impact an organisation’s reputation? And how are emerging technologies impact companies’ ability to do this?
  • The importance of ethics and accountability when using personal data

Moderator: Aoife Sexton, Chief Privacy Officer and Chief of Product Innovation at Truata

Panellists:  Linda Nichualladh, Head of Privacy, EMEA, at Citi, Dr. Johnny Ryan, Senior Fellow at Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Denise Farnsworth, Founder of Inspire! Privacy and Security, LLC.