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Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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Thursday, June 13 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Landmark: The Business of Privacy – How to Profit from Protecting Personal Data

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Landmark sessions cover the core trending issues that have emerged from the RightsCon Program. These sessions elevate issues that deserve greater attention to support creating the most impactful programming possible. Landmarks are hosted in the RightsCon main stage at the Palais and benefit from greater production support, including translations.

Many for-profit companies have business models based on respecting and enhancing their customers’ privacy. These companies approach their customers’ issues in a variety of ways, including shifting incentives and offering innovative solutions to avoid the business models that depend on making personal data collection or analysis of the product. By focusing on these companies and their alternative business models, we explore the opportunities, challenges and potential outcomes of a future where privacy is part of the product.  Recently, we have seen an increase in the news coverage of the privacy violations of some companies that do not take these efforts to protect personal data, especially in the industries where collecting, analyzing and selling personal data is easier to do because it is digital. As a result, we’re seeing the implementation of personal privacy-protecting moves by individuals and even governments, like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU. Our societies, communities, and industries are reevaluating what privacy means and the power of personal data on the balance of persons vs. corporations.

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Liz Steininger

CEO/Managing Director, Least Authority
Liz Steininger is the CEO/Managing Director of Least Authority in Berlin, a company supporting people’s right to privacy through security consulting and building secure solutions. Prior, she managed financing for Internet freedom projects at the Open Technology Fund. Liz has over... Read More →
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Christel Dahlskjaer

CCO, Private Internet Access
Christel Dahlskjaer is the CCO of Private Internet Access, a leading VPN service provider specialising in secure, encrypted VPN tunnels which create several layers of privacy and security to help users stay safe on the internet. She is keen on community, privacy and freedom of expression... Read More →
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István Lám

Founder & CEO, Tresorit
István is a cryptographer, computer scientist, and co-founder & CEO of Tresorit, a Swiss cloud encryption company. István earned his MSc degree with highest honours at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE). As a researcher of cryptographic key sharing and distributed... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
The BeeHive (Palais)