GLOBAL PRIVACY CHIEFS PLAY PEEK-A-BOO ON CLOSED DOOR SESSIONS

Global privacy and data security officials want to share with everyone their agenda for October meeting in Amsterdam, but most people can’t actually participate in the closed door session where they will discuss genetic and health data, government surveillance and cooperatively enforcing privacy rules.

The 37th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference , hosted by the data protection authority of the Netherlands, will take place Oct. 26 to Oct. 29.

Most years, these kind of closed door discussions lead to the public release of resolutions and agreements. In 2014, privacy officials meeting on the African island nation of Mauritius emerged from their secret sessions to announce—amongst other things--a declaration on the Internet of things and a resolution on big data.

Bloomberg BNA had on-the-ground coverage from Mauritius and will again in Amsterdam.

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