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In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Copenhagen:

The Era of Digital Sovereignty is Now

February 7, 2023 | 2pm-4.30pm CET | The U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Copenhagen

Join leading data privacy and IT security experts from the private and public sector as Virtru, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, discuss the growing concept of ‘digital sovereignty’ and the changing way we govern, share and secure data.

"Digital sovereignty" is an idea that has become increasingly popular over the past decade. Helped in part by the introduction of GDPR in 2018 and Schrems in 2020, and energised by recent events including Apple’s introduction of Advanced Data Protection and the ongoing work to implement a replacement EU-U.S. data transfer deal.

Clearly, the world is unifying in one key regard - individuals should have total ownership and complete control over their own data.  

Simply stated, digital sovereignty is about respecting data – and carefully considering how other people's information and digital assets are treated.  

The result is that countries around the world, and indeed major cloud service providers, are now taking steps to implement measures to change the way that data is governed. Whilst driven by well-founded security and privacy concerns - it’s affecting business. Collaboration, innovation, cost efficiencies - all the best parts of working digitally are impacted.





* Please note attendance is subject to review and approval by the U.S. Embassy.

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Meet Our Panel:

Alan Leventhal, US Ambassador, Denmark

Alan Leventhal

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark


John Ackerly

CEO and Co-Founder, Virtru


Ben Minichino

President, Pole Star Defense

Jason Quek

Jason Quek

Global CTO at Devoteam G Cloud


Seb Roques-Shaw

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Virtru

Join us as we discuss:

  • How organisations can adopt global cloud services and meet data sovereignty requirements
  • The challenges of sharing data freely with third-parties without sacrificing ownership or privacy rights
  • Guidance on how to maintain total control and ownership of data that has been shared outside of your organisation
  • How to ensure sensitive data is accessed only by intended parties, and no one else


  • 2:00pm - Arrival and registration
  • 2:30pm - Ambassador welcoming remarks
  • 2:35pm - First session
  • 3:00pm - Second session
  • 3:30pm - Q&A and closing remarks
  • 3:45pm - Networking
  • 4:30pm - Event concludes