SIA to host roundtable discussion at Government Summit

The Security Industry Association announced Friday that it will host a roundtable discussion next month at its Government Summit that will focus on issues regarding the intersection of privacy and security when agencies implement new security initiatives.

According to a statement, the session entitled "The Role of the Chief Privacy Officer and the SIA Privacy Framework," will address misconceptions about security and privacy, as well as the differing roles and responsibilities of the CPO within a federal agency.

"Privacy matters," said SIA Director of Government Relations Don Erickson. "Our industry is impacted daily by concerns over the use of personally identifiable information. Much can be learned about the critical role performed by chief privacy officers and the impact their work may have on the deployment of security technologies. This session will help do just that."

In addition to this roundtable discussion, the summit will also feature a debate between political commentators Bill Kristol and Bill Press about policy and politics. Other featured speakers include Ralph Basham, founder of Command Consulting Group, Scott Broyles, president and CEO of Safe Skies Alliance, Steven Calvery, director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and Thomas Cellucci, chief commercialization officer for the Department of Homeland Security.

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