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Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE will deliver the opening speech of Infosecurity Europe on Wednesday, June 6 at Olympia, London. Others speaking at the annual infosec event are Baroness Dido Harding, Chair of NHS Improvement and former CEO of TalkTalk (Tuesday, June 5) and Robert Hannigan former Director of GCHQ (Thursday, June 7).

As users share more and more personal information with digital platforms, from search engines like Google and social networks like Facebook, to retailers like Amazon, the privacy and cybersecurity landscape is becoming increasingly complex, say event organisers. In her opening keynote, Dystopia or Utopia? Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Digital Age, she will draw on her experience over the last two decades in online business and her work with UK Government to explore the privacy implications of our increasingly networked world and how they affect the work of the information security community.

Victoria Windsor, Content Manager, Infosecurity Europe, said: “Baroness Lane Fox has a phenomenal amount of experience in the digital world, having led and founded high-profile UK brand lastminute.com and from her role as the UK’s Digital Champion. Concerns about the use of personal data and privacy by some of the tech giants are constantly in the news, as highlighted most recently by the furore over alleged data harvesting by Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s role in it. It will be fascinating to hear Baroness Lane Fox’s insights on this hot topic from her experience working across so many sectors.”

About Baroness Lane Fox

She co-founded and led lastminute.com, the online travel shopping site. She was appointed the UK’s Digital Champion by Prime Minister David Cameron and is now a crossbench peer. She is non-executive Director of Twitter, and is the co-founder and executive chair of Doteveryone. She is Chancellor of the Open University, and chair and co-founder of LuckyVoice. She still serves on the board of lastminute.com as well as of Marks & Spencer and Channel 4.

The full Keynote Stage seminar list can be viewed: http://www.infosecurityeurope.com/en/Conference/Sessions/Keynote/.


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