Future of Privacy



Can our data be used to manipulate our decision making? Can a top-secret Russian agency affect the outcome of the US presidential elections? Can systems today analyze our behavior to the point where they can predict every move we’ll make?

One of the biggest lies that our parents tell us as kids is that we are all unique and special. But people are very similar to one another. We all have identical and predictable psychological biases. And these, as we all know, can be exploited.

Our inherent similarities enable the development of algorithms that can predict what people will do in various complicated scenarios. Even more so, in some cases, companies can develop algorithms that can manipulate the way we think.

Those who wish to be able to do so, need a lot of private data. Hence, privacy mining companies are constantly growing. And more private aspects of our lives are becoming transparent.

The dark era of privacy is coming. And it’s a dangerous and yet fascinating one.


October 30, 2018

Tempio di Adriano Hall, Chamber of Commerce of Rome

Piazza di Pietra, Rome – h 5.30 pm


Welcome remarks

Lorenzo Tagliavanti, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome

Paolo Atzeni, Vice Rector for Education, Università Roma Tre


Speech by

Menny Barzilay

Menny Barzilay is an internationally known cyber security expert and evangelist of innovation. He is the co-founder and CEO of FortyTwo Global, Cyber Security Professional Global Services (Israel) and partner and co-founder of FortyTwo R&D Labs (India). Additionally, he is the CTO of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel-Aviv University and the chairman of Cympire, a cyber security startup focused on capacity-building technologies.

He is a former CISO in the intelligence services of the Israeli Defense Forces (Capt. Res.), and worked at Bank Hapoalim Group in various positions including the head of the IT Audit Department.

Menny Barzilay is a strategic adviser to leading enterprises around the world, as well as States and Governments and sits in the advisory board of several startup companies including Cycruro (Automotive cyber security) and DDay Labs (Ai Cyber Security).