pii2014 Silicon Valley Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to the following companies & organizations for sponsoring pii2014:



BlackphoneFormed as a joint venture between internationally recognized secure communications provider Silent Circle and award-winning Spanish mobile device manufacturer Geeksphone, SGP Technologies manufactures blackphone, the first smartphone designed from the ground up with privacy in mind. Blackphone puts privacy and control ahead of everything else. Ahead of carriers. Ahead of advertising.


SGP Technologies is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with major operations in Madrid, Washington DC, and Silicon Valley.


Learn more information at Blackphone.ch and follow @blackphone_ch on Twitter.



Founded in 2008, Virtual World Computing (VWC) is dedicated to the end-user′s Internet experience. Our mission is to take Internet security and privacy to a new level, while eliminating installation and configuration hassles for end users. Our Cocoon service adds virus protection, privacy, and spam–free email addresses to the everyday browsing experience of end users.


With Cocoon’s built-in security, privacy, cloud features, users can browse the Web with the lack of concern we all had the first time we used the Internet. And now, VWC, in partnership with IceBrowser, has launched IceBrowser.co, which offers the unprecedented privacy benefits of Iceland’s data storage and privacy laws. VWC is dedicated to restoring the promise of the Web.

Learn more at GetCocoon.com and follow @GetCocoon on Twitter.




Cooley’s attorneys solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law.
Our Privacy & Data Protection practice provides the full spectrum of counseling and litigation capabilities in privacy, data rights, and cybersecurity. Whether developing a privacy policy, providing due diligence on an M&A transaction, responding to a data breach, guiding a company through a Federal Trade Commission inquiry, or defending a client against a class action, we have the knowledge and skills to assist our clients in navigating the increasingly complex landscape of laws and regulatory requirements.


Learn more at Cooley.com and follow @CooleyLLP on Twitter.



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The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) establishes and enforces responsible privacy practices across the online advertising industry, providing consumers with enhanced transparency and control. Our programs reach the online marketplace through hundreds of companies and thousands of brands, including the top global Internet advertising networks. We also created an icon that is the “trusted mark” for online consumer privacy. The DAA icon is served globally more than one trillion times each month.


DAA is an independent non-profit that collaborates with businesses, public policy groups, and public officials to ensure that the high standards for consumer privacy, transparency and control are addressed and enforced. In 2012, the White House, Secretary of Commerce, and Chairman of the FTC recognized the DAA for leadership in providing consumers with online advertising privacy, transparency, and choice.


Learn more at DigitalAdvertisingAlliance.org and follow @DAAUSA on Twitter.


DisconnectDisconnect develops award-winning, user-friendly privacy and security software in Palo Alto, California. By being an advocate for Internet users everywhere, we hope to create enduring, positive change in the way personal info is handled online.


Learn more at Disconnect.me and follow @Disconnectme on Twitter.



ESRB Privacy Certified helps companies maintain compliance with the growing complexity of online and mobile privacy protection laws in the United States and Canada, European Union, Asia-Pacific region and South America. Our ultimate goal is to help members achieve business objectives and protect their brands by helping them to develop and maintain the most effective privacy-compliant practices.


Learn more at ESRB.org/privacy and follow @ESRBPrivacy on Twitter.



Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


Learn more at Facebook.com and follow @Facebook on Twitter.



internetsocietyThe Internet Society is the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards and future development. The Internet Society works to ensure the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for innovation, economic development, and social progress for people around the world.


Learn more at InternetSociety.org and follow @InternetSociety on Twitter.




Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 950 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50® corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.


Learn more at PerkinsCoie.com and follow @PerkinsCoieLLP on Twitter.


PersonalLogoPersonal is a data vault solution for individuals to manage and securely share their most important information, passwords and files. Personal also features Fill It, a 1-click form-filling app for logins, checkouts and forms of all kinds, and the world’s largest 1-click form library at fillit.com.


Built on a privacy- and security-by-design platform that has been internationally recognized, the Fill It and Data Vault service helps individuals take control and benefit from their information – all with the peace of mind that the information in their vault remains legally theirs and can’t be used without their permission.


Learn more at Personal.com and follow @Personal on Twitter.



Reputation.com was founded in 2006 to give individuals and businesses the power to control their online reputations. The company continues to pioneer patented technical solutions that remove personal data from the Internet, monitor and respond to online reviews, manage complex social media needs, and help build positive and accurate Internet reputations for individual and business customers around the globe.


Reputation.com is a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company and multiple award winner, including the recent Silver for the Best in Biz Awards for “Most Customer Friendly Company” in 2012. It is funded by top-tier venture capital firms and has customers in 100 countries.


Learn more at Reputation.com and follow @Reputation_Com on Twitter.




StartMail is a new private email service officially launching at pii2014. We’ve created StartMail to bring powerful PGP encryption to everyone. All it takes is one click!


We believe everyone has a right to privacy, not just security gurus. With StartMail, even beginners can protect themselves from eavesdroppers and government data collection schemes. StartMail’s powerful features include Q & A encryption for when friends don’t use encryption, disposable email addresses for anonymity and spam protection, IMAP compatibility, and state-of-the-art security protections like perfect forward secrecy and SSL.
StartMail was created by the team behind StartPage and Ixquick, the world’s most private search engines. Founded in 1999, we’ve been fanatical about privacy since long before it was cool. (Plus we’re based in the Netherlands, outside of U.S. jurisdiction.) Visit us for a test drive and experience “Encryption Made Easy.”


Learn more at StartMail.com and follow @MyStartMail on Twitter.




TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers trust in the data economy by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across their customer, employee, and vendor channels. Our SaaS-based DPM Platform gives users control over all phases of data privacy management from conducting assessments and implementing compliance controls to managing ongoing monitoring. Our DPM Services, including assessments and certifications, are delivered by an expert team of privacy professionals. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on TRUSTe to minimize compliance risk and protect their brand.


Learn more at TRUSTe.com and follow @TRUSTe on Twitter.



W2LogoW2 Communications creates results-oriented communications campaigns for some of the most prestigious brands in the technology industry. Founded in 2003, we provide companies of all sizes – from emerging start-ups to established, multi-billion dollar brands – with the strategic counsel and superior execution to set them apart in the most competitive markets.


Headquartered in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore technology corridor, W2 Communications is the go-to PR/communications firm for leaders and visionaries in privacy and cyber security. Our team includes seasoned, senior professionals who have invested their entire careers in these fields, compiling over a half-century of job experience at esteemed organizations such as the National Security Agency (NSA), Symantec and McAfee. With deeper experience and technical understanding than typical communi­cations consultancies, we have worked with some of the world’s most innovative security and privacy-focused organizations to achieve unrivaled results.


Learn more at W2Comm.com and follow @W2Comm on Twitter.



Thank you to these marketing partners for help in promoting pii2014:




The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET) is a non-partisan Washington, DC think tank established in 2007. Its recent efforts have covered a range of emerging technology issues, including innovation policy, the future of internet governance, the impacts of robotics on employment, and the relations of major corporations and the federal government. C-PET is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation registered in the District of Columbia and Nigel Cameron is the president and CEO.


Learn more at C-PET.org and follow @cpet_DC on Twitter.




The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally.


Learn more at PrivacyAssociation.org and follow @PrivacyPros on Twitter.



The Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) has been finding, probing and solving identity issues twice every year since 2005. Every IIW moves topics, code and projects downfield. We welcome you to join us April 7-9, 2015 for the 20th edition of IIW.


Register at InternetIdentityWorkshop.com using the code “PII_XX” for a 20% discount of the early bird and regular ticket prices, and follow @IDworkshop on Twitter.


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nugg.ad was founded in 2006 and is Europe’s largest targeting platform with cutting edge real-time technology for audience targeting, efficient brand advertising and data management. Powered by machine learning, the company enables its partners to deliver highly target group-specific digital advertising for display, video and mobile advertising – on direct sales or programmatic platforms.


Advertisers and website operators benefit from a substantiated analysis of their user groups, as well as targeting of relevant content. For its unique data protection approach, nugg.ad was awarded several privacy certificates such as the EDAA Trust Seal and the ePrivacyseal by ePrivacyconsult GmbH.


nugg.ad is a company of Deutsche Post DHL since 2010 and has several strategic partnerships with global players including VivaKi, Carat & OMG on the agency side, publishers such as Axel Springer Media Impact, OMS and Bauer Media as well as advertisers like Burger King, bwin, L’Oréal, Kellogg’s & Hewlett Packard. nugg.ad has offices across Europe including Berlin, London, Warsaw, Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milan and Amsterdam.

Learn more at nugg.ad and follow @nuggad on Twitter.




The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet. Its goal is to help educate businesses, policy makers and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance the protection of users’ security, privacy and identity.


OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, and meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. Its members and supporters include leaders spanning the public policy, technology, ecommerce, social networking, mobile, email and interactive marketing, financial, service provider, government agency and industry organization sectors.


Learn more at OTAlliance.org and follow @OTAlliance on Twitter.