Interact Online 2021 – Policy & Data Protection Highlights & Videos

On 26th May 2021, IAB Europe’s flagship event, Interact Online, dived into an afternoon that focused on Policy & Data Protection.  

Featuring speakers from Adform, Bertelsmann, Bird&Bird, CNIL, DoubleVerify, Facebook, GroupM, ICO, and ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE the afternoon was split into two panel sessions, a fireside chat, a presentation. The event closed with a keynote presentation from Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency. Topics included transparency within the DSA, priorities of Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), and learnings from the GDPR’s enforcement in the context of ePrivacy trilogues

Check out the session overviews and watch the videos below. 

Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A: The Importance of Transparency within The DSA

The Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal confirms the important role that standards and codes of conduct can play in enabling industry practice to adapt to changing user expectations with respect to transparency. It is important that the future regulation preserves the possibility for users to make informed choices based on information disclosures.

In this panel discussion experts came together to discuss the theme of transparency in digital advertising and how it translates in the context of EU legislative discussions on the prospective DSA.

Townsend Feehan, CEO, IAB Europe moderated this panel and was joined by:

  • Stevan Randjekovic, Director, Brand Safety and Digital Risk, GroupM
  • Rhys Noelke, SVP Tech & Data, Bertelsmann
  • Marisa Jiménez Martín, Director Public Policy and Deputy Head of EU Affairs, Facebook

Watch the session recording here. 

Fireside Chat with Simon McDougall, Deputy Commissioner, Regulatory Innovation and Technology, ICO, UK

In this fireside Chat with Simon McDougall from the ICO, Townsend Feehan, CEO of IAB Europe, and Christie Dennehy-Neil, Policy Director, IAB UK, discussed the ICO’s priorities including their recent joint statement with the CMA on competition and data protection law.

Watch the session recording here. 

Presentation: Priorities of CNIL in Connection with Digital Advertising – Armand Heslot, Head of the Technology Experts Department, CNIL

In this presentation, Armand Heslot, Head of the Technology Experts Department from one of the EU’s leading DPA’s – France’s Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) – spoke about the authority’s guidance and enforcement activities over the past year as well as priorities and expectations from the digital advertising sector for the upcoming months and year.

Watch the session recording here. 

Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A: Learnings from the GDPR’s enforcement in the Context of ePrivacy Trilogues

In this panel discussion, policy experts from industry organisations discussed and debated the GDPR interpretation and enforcement by the Data Protection Authorities, and how that critical work could benefit the industry’s understanding of the EU privacy and data protection legal landscape. 

Gabriel Voisin, Partner, Bird & Bird moderated this panel and was joined by:

  • Stefan Hanloser, Vice President Data Protection Law, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
  • Elena Turtureanu, Senior Compliance Counsel, Adform
  • Beatrice Botti, VP Global Data & Privacy Officer, DoubleVerify

Watch the session recording here. 

Closing Keynote: Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

Day two of Interact Online was concluded with a keynote address from Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency.

Watch the session recording here. 

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