Vandrico Presents to 42nd APPA Forum

This November Vancouver was host to the 42nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum (APPA), held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus. The bi-annual, international event brings together privacy authorities from around the globe to discuss pertinent issues and strengthen international and interorganizational partnerships.

In attendance, over the course of the 3 day forum, were APPA members including Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Daniel Therrien and the US Federal Trade Commission’s Counsel for International Consumer Protection, Guilherme Roschke.

Also present were a host of presenters and special guests invited by APPA, including:

  • Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer, Brendon Lynch;
  • Canada Post Chief Privacy Officer, Amanda Maltby;
  • Apple Head of Privacy Europe, Gary Davis;
  • Gonzalo Tudela, CEO at Vandrico
  • & Google General Counsel, Peter Fleischer.

Vandrico CEO Gonzalo Tudela’s presentation focused on the emerging and accelerating trends in the sphere of wearable technology. Vandrico’s in-house research indicates a looming explosion in the adoption rate of wearable technology in both the consumer and enterprise markets, with the prediction that enterprise will be the main driver of this growth.

This increased adoption at both the organizational and personal levels poses certain challenges. Consumers and individuals have expressed concern about their privacy, data security, erosion of human connection, and apparent threat to their autonomy – important issues for APPA members.

Even so, claims Tudela, the wearable technology wave is coming filled with transformative and exciting potential.

This November Vancouver was host to the 42nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum (APPA), held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus. The bi-annual, international event brings together privacy authorities from around the globe to discuss pertinent issues and strengthen international and interorganizational partnerships.