Register Today: Data Transfer Summit - Empowerment through Portability

February 29, 2024 at the National Union Building from 9 am ET to 5 pm ET

At the nexus point of personal data, regulation, and market opportunity, today a paradigm shift is in progress. From the Digital Markets Act in the EU to pending proposals in Korea, the re-introduction of the ACCESS Act in Congress, and new state proposals in the U.S., forthcoming laws together with new tools and technologies for personal data empowerment will lead to new opportunities for the information economy. Delivering the best collective outcomes through this transition will require collaboration and cooperation among many multidisciplinary stakeholders.

DTI will host such a collection of experts and stakeholders on February 29th at the Data Transfer Summit - Empowerment through Portability. The daylong summit will convene expert panels of academics, civil society, and industry on the difficult policy questions surrounding the future of data portability. The event will combine cutting edge research with practical considerations of implementation, surfacing both the challenges and the immense opportunities that lie ahead.

The Data Transfer Summit will feature speakers from leading organizations including NTIA, Google, Meta, Public Knowledge, Center for Democracy & Technology, Foundation for American Innovation, and more.

Find speaker bios here and livestream link here


9:00 am: Doors open

9:30 - 9:40 am: Opening remarks

9:40 am: Keynote Remarks by Senator Edward J. Markey

9:50 - 10:50 am: Scholar presentations and discussion

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Business Case for Data PortabilityPanel Discussion Numerous open questions remain about data portability, particularly concerning how various laws should work together and with existing frameworks, and how these obligations and expectations mesh with the real worlds of technology design and business operation. And while there is much more to be done, the industry has made progress over several years to make data portability as simple, efficient, and easy as possible for consumers to use. Today, there is not only a regulatory case to be made for portability, but also a business one. During this panel, industry executives will share their perspectives as businesses in meeting this challenge.

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm - 1:25 pm: Afternoon Overview

1:25 pm - 1:45 pm: Fireside Chat with Travis Hall, Acting Associate Administrator at US Department of Commerce, NTIA

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Scholar presentations and discussion

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm: Lightning Talk: Consumer Reports Permission Slip

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Data Laws, Rights, and Regulations — Civil Society Panel Discussion Regulators around the world recognize data portability as a tool to protect consumers and promote competition in digital markets. In this panel, executives of well-known public interest groups will discuss existing laws and other forces at play currently shaping user empowerment of data. Among questions for exploration include how data portability and interoperability relate to competition and privacy/data protection–as well as structural questions about which entities are best suited to enforce existing laws–and related questions about the FTC, state legislators, federal agencies, and newly introduced proposals for an independent regulator dedicated to these issues. Executives will share their insights about the current state of play, forthcoming challenges, and potential solutions, as well as their thoughts on why this topic is more important than ever to help empower consumers.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Reception

Join us as we explore the pressing issues surrounding data portability, its implications for consumer protection and market competition. Please RSVP below to secure your spot.


We look forward to seeing you at the summit.