This conference will be held under a Hybrid Format. To ensure the health and safety of our speakers, attendees, sponsors and staff while maximising interaction amongst participants, in-person attendance at this event will be limited to 100 attendees.
There will be a significant in-person component to this event with demand likely to be high. If you are interested in participating in the conference in person we recommend that you apply for your spot as soon as possible. For those not attending on site, sessions will be live streamed to our events platform.
We will continue to monitor developments around the COVID-19 pandemic, follow recommendations regarding masks, social distancing, and sanitation set out by the venue and local authorities and may revise the capacity limit based on the advice received.
The European Data Protection & Privacy Conference returns this year for its 11th edition in a hybrid format, taking place in Brussels & online! Debating and discussing the most pertinent and timely data privacy issues through interactive panel discussions, speeches and interviews, this event is a staple in the European privacy community’s calendar, attracting more than 250 cross-sector delegates.
This year’s edition will focus on how Europe can re-ignite trust in digital technologies as we live in a society that is increasingly data-driven. Topics of discussions will revolve around reflections on what is needed to improve and bolster the GDPR; the intersection of data privacy and competition in the platform economy; Artificial intelligence and the creation of data spaces for the public good; What the future holds for international data transfers; Striking the balance between the right to privacy and the protection of children online with the e-Privacy derogation.
The intersection of the data privacy and competition regulatory spheres
Bolstering the GDPR
Artificial intelligence and the creation of data spaces for the public good
The future outlook for international data transfers
The e-Privacy derogation: privacy and the protection of children online
Vice President for Values and Transparency
Minister of Justice
Minister of Justice
Deputy General Rapporteur
Autorité de la concurrence, France
Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Head of Unit, International data flows and protection, DG JUSTICE
Global Data Protection Officer & Head of Data Protection and Privacy
Senior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, European Government Affairs
EU Legal News Correspondent
Director, Tech, Media
Telecom & Mobility
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Speakers in this session will share their views on how the remaining challenges around the enforcement of the GDPR can be best addressed, including issues around funding, training gaps, and the slow pace of case processing. They will discuss the capacity and resilience of the GDPR in facing continuous development of new data-driven innovations and debate whether some areas of the regulation may already need rethinking. Focus will be given to the One-Stop-Shop system, the related recent CJEU ruling on cross-border cases, and the significant impact this ruling is expected to have on individuals, businesses, and DPAs.
Personal data is at the core of the platform economy, underpinned by the AdTech business model. Many of the free digital services available to consumers rely on advertising revenues to exist and function. Despite rules establishing data protection obligations, such as the purpose limitation principle and transparency requirements within the GDPR, some digital advertising practices have become increasingly invasive and opaque as the enforcement of these rules across the continent remains slow. With some of the provisions included in the DSA and DMA packages, the European Commission is looking to introduce measures to increase transparency obligations for platforms in the field of targeted advertising. Some major tech companies have also taken separate steps to address the privacy challenges around data collection for targeted ad purposes by introducing new privacy mechanisms. Meanwhile, antitrust agencies are increasingly focusing on how dominant tech companies may leverage their market power over personal data in an anti-competitive manner. This session will discuss the significant consequences that all these actions are likely to have on the future of online business models and what is required to create a framework mitigating privacy risks while encouraging innovation and fair competition.
It will explore:
With data often described as the lifeblood of AI, the privacy challenges regarding personal data must be appropriately addressed in order to fully maximize the socio-economic benefits that AI can deliver. This session will focus on the power of personal data in the delivery of data-enabled technologies and innovation for the interest of society as a whole and the challenges involved. As the development of algorithms rely on the availability and access to large amounts of data – and sometimes personal sensitive data, such as in the health sector – it is paramount that data sharing is enabled in a way that protects an individual’s personal information. This session will explore the best way to achieve this as Europe looks to set the standards in AI to safeguard fundamental rights on the global stage. Discussing the latest and imminent files to be released by the European Commission, including the Artificial Intelligence Act, the Data Governance Act, and the Data Act, as well as the upcoming plans to establish a European Health Data Space, speakers will explore how the balance between the privacy of the data subject and the shared interest of society can be found.
The session will also ask:
It is widely recognised that the free flow of data between countries and markets plays a key role in socio-economic growth and for innovation to flourish worldwide. As more and more countries around the world are adopting new or updated data protection laws, these rules must remain compatible. While continued calls for a global agreement on data governance persist, national and regional data sovereignty ambitions are (re)emerging across the globe, leading to an increasing international fragmentation of data protection regimes, resulting in growing levels of legal uncertainties and associated costs for organisations operating cross-borders.
In this context, this session will discuss the latest developments around data protection globally and the implications that these may have on Europe’s position as the international leader in this area. Significant focus will be given to the progress made on the transatlantic front to establish a new EU-US agreement following the Schrems II decision in 2020, to the future of the UK’s adequacy decision after the UK government declared that it is considering reforming its data protection regime, as well as to the role that China’s new privacy law (PIPL) and its vision for data governance may have on international data flows.
It will also explore:
This session will focus on the ePrivacy derogation – the temporary measure enabling electronic communication services companies to monitor online communications, report content messages containing CSAM and apply specific technologies to detect grooming – which came into force in August 2021 as well as the overall privacy provisions that are expected to be included in the new legislation to effectively tackle child sexual abuse online, due to be released by the European Commission in December this year.
Speakers will look into:
Given the ability to transition to a ‘hybrid’ format for this event, our packages have been designed to enable sponsors to take advantage of the enhanced face-to-face networking benefits that are made possible by a physical meeting environment, whilst also benefiting from the additional exposure and outreach that virtual events offer in terms of larger audience numbers.
To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the 11th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference please contact Anne-Lise Simon on [email protected] / +44 (0) 2920 783 023
Exclusive speaking positions | Your organisation can contribute to the discussion, either in person or remotely
Engaging and Interactive format | Engage in a fully immersive and interactive debate with decision makers, businesses and policymakers, either onsite or online
European and global outreach | Convey your message to a broad and international audience
Networking opportunities | Socially distanced and safe networking opportunities will be available to all in person attendees throughout the day. Both in person and virtual attendees will be able to connect using our App’s virtual networking feature. Virtual private meeting rooms can also be booked
Visibility Opportunities | Ensure maximum visibility through branding on the event website and marketing activities
Exhibition and demos area | Showcase your products and solutions or share a position paper with the audience at both onsite & digital exhibition booths
Please note that the event is FREE to attend for attendees registering to attend virtually.
For those applying to participate to the event in-person, the following fees will apply if your registration is successful:
NGO/Not for Profit, Academic/Student, National Government/Regulator, Diplomatic Mission to the EU
European Commission/Parliament/Council, EU Permanent Representations, Journalist/Press
Group discounts are available when registering multiple delegates on the same booking, as shown below.
For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Anne-Lise Simon using any of the details below.
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 023