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Payfone is a proud sponsor of the 2020 Hack@CEWIT hackathon at Stony Brook! Hosted by the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), this year’s hackathon will see over 150 regional hackers battle it out for over $5K in prizes for the most innovative security, health-care, machine learning, A.I., blockchain, social impact, and IoT projects. The hackathon takes place February 14-16, and is open to college undergrad and grad students.

The event will also be open to the public on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 10:30am – 12pm, so come by and say hello! Visit the CEWIT site to register.

Join Payfone’s Vice President of Legal – Privacy and Products, Renata Lowenbraun, Esq., CIPP/US, for two seminars on August 22 in New York to learn more about hot topics in privacy law (GDPR, CCPA, Nevada Senate Bill 220) and how to operationalize privacy by design and privacy by default principals. This Advanced Privacy Seminar Program, facilitated by the New Jersey Institute on Continuing Legal Education (NJ CLE), is open to all attorneys and non-attorney related professionals (ie. CPAs).

This advanced program will cover the latest information and practical steps that attorneys can take when advising clients on privacy and data protection in private practice and as in-house counsel.

• Seminar 1: Privacy Law Hot Topics
(9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
This seminar will consist of hot topics in privacy today (GDPR, CCPA, Nevada Senate Bill
220) and also include updates on sector specific privacy laws and regulations (including
HIPAA, FERPA, COPPA) effecting operations for both technology and non-technology
companies. Updates on GDPR will also include a deep dive into evaluating whether and how
GDPR’s long-arm jurisdiction impacts your client’s business and operations. Our experts will
also conduct a mini mock negotiation to demonstrate the possible contractual pitfalls and
clauses that are and aren’t acceptable.

• Seminar 2: Operationalizing Privacy
(11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
This second seminar will focus on issues associated with operationalizing privacy by design
and privacy by default principals. Speakers will discuss the considerations necessary
to conduct gap analyses for both new and mature privacy programs at companies, and
discuss legal review considerations and suggestions to help implement change. This section
of the program will also discuss and show examples of the various components of a
simulated privacy program of a company.

Moderator/Speaker:
Renata Lowenbraun, Esq.,
CIPP/US
Payfone, Inc.
Vice President of Legal –
Privacy and Products

Speakers include:
Parry Aftab, Esq.
Internet Privacy and Cybersecurity
Doug Boykin, CIPP/E, CIPM
Solutions Engineer
One Trust – Privacy, Security and
Third-Party Risk
Melodee Henderson, Esq.,
Tech/Media Counsel, CIPP/US,
CIPP/E
Former Corporate Counsel with
VMware, Inc
Dr. Robert Spangler
Associate Executive Director for
IT and Operations
New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW YORK
INGEN200219
Thurs., Aug. 22, 2019
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
National Opera Center
(330 7th Ave. New York, 10001)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.8 hours of total CLE credit.

Registration for this seminar has closed.

No industry is safe from the Amazon Effect or the Uber phenomenon or the WhatsApp moment, especially Financial Services. With consumer expectations higher than ever, brands are having to revolutionize the way they communicate with their customers. We are in the new age of omni-channel, omni-present communication that must respect the intelligence of customers and address their preferences. With technology like AI-powered chatbots leveling the playing field, companies must “meet” customers wherever and whenever they choose, without compromising on richness of context or trust and security. As FinTechs increasingly move away from disruption and focus on mutually beneficial collaboration with financial institutions, there’s a need for a platform-based approach to ensure that the end-customer’s experience is curated rather than confusing.

Make sure you have a platform that will grow with your company and orchestrate content in a plug-and-play fashion across all customer touchpoints and channels. Contact us to learn more.

Thanks to all who attended our Cybersecurity After Hours Drinks at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC! The event was held at Supra, a “rustic-mod” DC hotspot lauded for its Georgian cuisine and wines, and was well-attended by privacy and cybersecurity professionals from the finance, healthcare, retail, and technology sectors.

Guests learned about Payfone’s unique ability to verify identity in a completely private manner through our Zero-Knowledge architecture and network of authoritative identity verifiers. As one attendee remarked, Payfone’s capabilities sit right at the intersection of privacy and cybersecurity, enabling enterprises to protect themselves and their users against attacks without needing to pass personally identifiable information.

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The specialty cocktail of the evening was our “Payfone Privacy Punch”, a refreshing elixir featuring Chacha Georgian vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, pomegranate juice, tarragon “Lemonade” & orange zest. Much-needed after a long day of seminars!

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Guests noshed on Supra’s signature khachapuri breads and “Makho” spreads, garlicky grilled chicken with ajika and tkemali, eggplant stuffed with walnuts and cilantro, Elarji corn meal and sulguni cheese croquettes with almond sauce, stuffed cremini mushrooms, and traditional Imeruli cheese bread.

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We hope that everyone enjoyed the evening’s festivities and lively conversation around the future of privacy and cybersecurity. Thank you to IAPP for helping us to bring this event to fruition!

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Payfone held our very first ‘Wine & Time” Executive Experience last week in Atlanta. The event, held at City Winery in the popular Ponce City Market complex, was a great success, and was well-attended by Atlanta-area executives interested in learning how time and trust are the new KPIs reshuffling the Fortune 500. The evening was filled with delicious food, lively conversation about creating fast, frictionless and fraud-free experiences, and, of course, free-flowing bottles of excellent wine!

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The event was held at City Winery, a unique bar and restaurant with an on-site winery.

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payfone, digital trust, identity authentication, payfone events

The evening began in the “Den” where attendees heard from 2-time TEDx-speaker and Olympic Silver medalist John K. Coyle (‘The Time Guy’) about the science behind how humans perceive time, and how brands can apply that science to vastly improve the customer experience. John drew the crowd in with a vivid story about his Olympic speed skating days, and then touched upon how mere milliseconds can decide the difference between winners and losers – whether you’re competing in sports or in business.

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Rodger Desai, Payfone’s Founder and CEO, and Kathleen Waid, Payfone Senior Vice President of New Business, gave guests an overview of Payfone’s mission of allowing brands to take back their customer experiences from fraudsters by delivering digital trust through our Trust Platform™ and Trust Score™.

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payfone, digital trust, identity authentication, payfone events

Afterwards, attendees spread out into the Den landing and had the chance to receive their own personal Trust Scores from Atlanta-based Sales Engineer Caitlyn Livingston to see how the technology works.

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Every attendee went home with a personal gift and a signed copy of John K. Coyle’s book, Design for Strengths.

Thank you to everyone who attended! It was an immense success and now we’re busy planning our next ‘Wine & Time’ event.

If you’re interested in attending or learning more about our Trust Platform, contact us today.