Alex Stamos of the Krebs Stamos Group to deliver keynote on implications of AI, while Joshua Browder, CEO of DoNotPay, will lead a fireside chat on the ethics of data privacy and AI

Leaders including Rick Arney, Anna Westfelt, Julie Bornstein, Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Kevin Paige, Alex Su, and Ryan O’Leary among those slated to speak

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AIandPrivacyDataGrail, the leading Privacy Control Center™, today announced its first ever DataGrail Summit, a unique event that brings together leaders in security, legal, and privacy to discuss the issues that will define the future, particularly in light of generative AI advances and global privacy legislation. The event will be held September 20, 2023 at The Pearl in San Francisco.

“Data privacy is an issue that will define this decade,” said Daniel Barber, CEO and Co-founder of DataGrail. “The landscape is growing increasingly complex and the stakes have never been higher. As such, we are bringing together the people who will solve one of the biggest dilemmas of our time to share ideas and form new alliances to ensure consumers are protected.”

A highly curated event, DataGrail Summit 2023 unites 150 of the most influential technology, security, legal, and privacy leaders for peer discussions, network expansion, and partnership discovery opportunities. It will include a memorable keynote session delivered by Alex Stamos, Partner at the Krebs Stamos Group and Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory. Stamos will discuss the implications of AI and privacy.

Additionally, Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at HubSpot, and Kevin Page, CISO and VP of Product Strategy at Uptycs, will participate in a fireside chat on how to make privacy work, moderated by Jonathan (JJ) Bolozos, Chief Privacy Officer at Thomson Reuters.

Additional sessions of note include:

  • DataGrail CTO Cathy Polinsky, former VP of Engineering at Shopify and Stitch Fix CTO; Julie Bornstein, former COO of Stitch Fix and board member of Sweetgreen and WeightWatchers; and David Ortenberg, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at The Athletic, will discuss how to create authentic, personalized experiences that still respect privacy.
  • CISOs Brandon Greenwood and JJ Agha from Bed Bath & Beyond (formerly Overstock) and FanDuel respectively, will impart tips on how legal teams can better engage with their security counterparts.
  • Co-author of California’s landmark data privacy legislation CCPA/CPRA Rick Arney will team up with Anna Westfelt, Partner, Head of Data Privacy, Gunderson Dettmer, and Ryan O’Leary, Research Director at IDC, to forecast what we can expect in the ever-evolving privacy landscape.
  • Alex Su, Head of Community Development at Ironclad, and Justin Olsson, General Counsel at Anyscale and former Director and Associate General Counsel for Product & Privacy at Databricks, will lead an unforgettable session, Mean Tweets: Privacy Edition.

Additional sessions are being added to the agenda each day.

“Particularly as adoption of generative AI accelerates, organizations will need to define new policies to protect personal data, respond to people’s growing privacy expectations, and provide consumers with more control and choice over their privacy and personal information,” added Barber. “Those attending our inaugural Summit will lead the way, bringing forth real solutions.”

DataGrail Summit 2023 is supported by event sponsors that include Drata, Thomson Reuters, Kroll, and IDC.

For more information about DataGrail Summit 2023 and inquire about an invitation, please visit the registration page.

About DataGrail

DataGrail is the Privacy Control Center™ modern brands rely on to build customer trust and outsmart business risk. Security, legal, and executive teams use DataGrail to automate privacy workflows and support compliance with regulations like GDPR, CCPA, and CPRA. With its Risk Intelligence, DataGrail offers continuous system detection, responsible data discovery, guided privacy assessments, and automated data subject request (DSR) fulfillment to power the world’s most trusted businesses. DataGrail services millions of consumers through companies like Salesforce, Overstock, Instacart, and New Balance, and is a G2 leader. DataGrail is backed by leading VCs and strategic investors, including Third Point Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Next47, Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Operator Collective, HubSpot, Okta Ventures, and American Express Ventures. Visit or follow DataGrail on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more.


Kristan Curren