SXSW 2020

Who Is Responsible for Your Privacy?


Following years of data breaches & privacy abuses, consumers have woken up to the fact the technology they need & love is being used to take away their personal freedom and control.

For too long online privacy was deemed a security issue. Today, privacy is recognized as a fundamental right. In this session, the audience will be guided through a discussion on privacy regulation. Each speaker will offer their unique perspective on privacy as it pertains to global regulation, regulation of companies, the impact of GDPR & how consumers can & will respond to potential new privacy laws.

Together, the speakers will address the question of where responsibility for ensuring privacy lies: with the individual, technology companies, the government - or all three.

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  1. Highlighting privacy research, including FigLeaf’s study showing those who believed the gov’t should handle privacy dropped 75% to 6%, 2018 & 2019
  2. A look at the evolution of data privacy around the world and different measures being taken to maintain digital freedom
  3. The unique perspective on privacy regulation from a privacy-first company, a long-time tech industry analyst and a multinational technology company


  • Pankaj Srivastava, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, FigLeaf
  • Mike Feibus, President & Principal Analyst, FeibusTech
  • Alicia Wang, Product Manager, Lenovo


Natalee Gibson, Managing Director, Mercury Global Partners

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government & Politics
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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