FPF and Singapore PDPC Event: “Data Sovereignty, Data Transfers and Data Protection – Impact on AI and Immersive Tech”

On July 21, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) co-hosted a workshop as part of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Week, titled “Data Sovereignty, Data Transfers and Data Protection – Impact on AI and Immersive Tech” at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.

The event focused on international data transfers and their importance to new and emerging technologies.

FPF moderated two panel discussions, bringing together experts and thought leaders from academia, government, industry, and law:

The first panel, titled “Data Localization vs International Data Transfers,” compared and analyzed the different international data transfer frameworks and data localization requirements that exist around the world today. This panel was moderated by Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna (Vice President for Global Privacy, FPF), and attended by panelists Yeong Zee Kin (Deputy Commissioner, PDPC), Lara Kehoe Hoffman (Vice President, Data Privacy and Security (Legal) and Global Data Protection Officer, Netflix), Takeshige Sugimoto (Managing Director and Partner, S&K Brussels LLP; Director, Japan DPO Association), Tobias Judin (Head of International Office, Norwegian Data Protection Authority), and David Hoffman (Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy, Duke University).The second panel, titled “Old Challenges of New Technologies – AI and Immersive Tech,” explored how the landscape of international data transfer laws and regulations impacts artificial intelligence (AI) and immersive technology, including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and the “metaverse.” This panel was moderated by Josh Lee (Director, FPF APAC) and attended by panelists Raina Yeung (Head of

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