As the INAI, Mexico is a committed guarantor body for compliance of fundamental rights, and Host of the Global Privacy Assembly 2021, we have decided the central theme of the GPA 2021 to be Privacy and Data Protection: A Human Centric approach. It is crucial to highlight the role individuals play in the decision making involved in data processing, regardless of the technology used for that purpose.
This year’s edition will be held in a hybrid scheme both online and in-person on 18-21 October 2021, which will allow us to have high-security standards and facilitate cooperation without physical or virtual barriers.
For the in-person part, diverse venues will be considered in order to provide the appropriate care for the safety of the attendees, maintaining safe distance protocols, mandatory use of face masks, and reduced forums. As for the virtual part, we will have a friendly platform that will allow digital interaction among participants.
With great excitement, we would now like to present the Agenda for the Open Session, which is mainly focused on the coexistence between the development of new information technologies and human rights. This will feature keynote lectures, panels and parallel sessions in which international and national experts will address their best practices on technological evolution and human intervention in massive data processing; Privacy and the Pandemic; Vaccine Passports and Similar Certificates; Data Flows with Trust; Internet of Things; and artificial intelligence, digital rights and inclusive policies are among others topics that will also be reviewed. The Agenda for the Closed Session has also been published.
As host authority of this year’s edition, INAI intends to generate opportunities for an open dialogue allowing leaders to discuss and to exchange knowledge and ideas to propose solutions for emerging issues in the field.
We are looking forward to your attendance at the Assembly, see you soon in Mexico City!
Host Authority, GPA 2021