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Command Control: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser to give opening keynote address

November 13, 2019
  • First ever appearance in Germany
  • Protagonist of the Netflix Documentary “The Great Hack”
  • Champion for a more ethical handling of data

Command Control brings Brittany Kaiser to Germany for the very first time. On March 3, 2020 the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower will give the opening keynote address at the two-day Cybersecurity Summit organized by Messe München. Brittany Kaiser became famous worldwide following the data scandal surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in 2018 and can currently be seen in the widely respected Netflix Documentary “The Great Hack”. Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal she founded the campaign #OwnYourData and now campaigns worldwide for a more ethical handling of personal data.

“In 2018 the Cambridge Analytica scandal reverberated around the world and raised public awareness of the issue of how technology corporations, companies, government operators and parties handle data,” says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. “We are delighted that at Command Control we will have the opportunity to discuss with Brittany Kaiser, one of the most influential figures in this field, how a more ethical handling of data could be achieved and what rules would be required.”

Brittany Kaiser grew up in Chicago / USA and in 2007 was part of the media team in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. From 2015 to early 2018 one of her roles was Director of Business Development for SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica. During this period, she was involved in several campaigns during which Facebook data was used to supply voter groups with online content targeted specifically for them. In spring 2018 she took the decision to become a whistleblower and inform the public about the activities of Cambridge Analytica founding the campaign #OwnYourData. Since then she has campaigned against misuse of data and is advocating a move to a more ethical handling of personal data and information.

Command Control—Cybersecurity Summit on March 3 – 4, 2020 in Munich

Command Control is an international Cybersecurity Summit targeted at those with cybersecurity responsibility such as CISOs, managing directors, risk managers and data protection officers from all sectors. The event sets itself apart through its interactive training and networking opportunities. The focal point of the Summit is the interactive conference program with over 50 top speakers from the international cybersecurity environment. Other speakers, in addition to Brittany Kaiser, include the Head of Strategy at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, Philipp Amann, the CIO of the world's biggest shipping company Adam Banks, the well-known Oxford Internet Institute Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, the Head of Information Security at Netflix Jimmy Sanders, the Co-founder and CEO of IOTA Dominik Schiener and Dr. Anna Zeiter, Chief Privacy Officer at eBay Inc. The central theme of the agenda is cyber resilience.

The Agenda of Command Control can be viewed here:

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