#TransatlanticDiscussion | Decoding AdTech: Navigating the crossroads of privacy, policy, and AI in commercial surveillance

11 Mar. 10:00 AM EDT

Calli Schroeder, Senior Counsel and Global Privacy Counsel at Electronic Privacy Information Center and TACD Digital committee co-chair will be moderating TACD’s panel discussion on “Decoding AdTech: Navigating the crossroads of privacy, policy, and AI in commercial surveillance.”

Event Description: The business advertising model based on mass surveillance and massive accumulation of personal data is under pressure. After years of civil society calling for a ban, and policymakers stopping short of taking decisive action, the industry seems to be hitting crunch point: Meta is under scrutiny in the EU where its practices are deemed illegal; the case against Grindr is moving through the court system, and so it the case against IAB Europe’s ‘best practice’ framework;and Google announced phasing out of third party cookies.

In the last years, an increasing body of evidence has emerged highlighting the detrimental effects of surveillance-based advertising on consumers, citizens, & democracy as a whole. Do we continue with the rounds of complaints and litigation, or is it time to take decisive action?

Join our panel of experts in this online conversation, to explore the following questions:

  • What is the state of play and future for AdTech, and what policy solutions do we need to strive for?
  • What are impacts on consumers, at risk groups and society at large?
  • What are the potential impacts of Generative Artificial Intelligence on developments in the sector?


  • Aaron Alva, Technologist, Federal Trade Commission
  • Jeff Chester, Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy
  • Tobias Judin, Head of international, Norwegian Data Protection Authority
  • Johnny Ryan, Director of Enforce, Irish Council for Civil Liberties

More information here.