8 December 2020 | Brussels

8 December 2020 | Brussels

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10th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference

Event Overview

The European Data Protection & Privacy Conference returns to celebrate its 10th year on 8 December 2020! 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.

Key Themes

  • GDPR and the future shape of the European Digital landscape
  • Data Privacy in the Global Context
  • Assessing the EU-US Privacy Shield
  • Privacy, Trust and AI
  • Implications of the E-evidence directive for privacy rights
  • The ePrivacy file: what’s next?
European data protection and privacy conference logo

10th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference

Event Overview

The European Data Protection & Privacy Conference returns to celebrate its 10th year on 8 December 2020! 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.

Key Themes

  • GDPR and the future shape of the European Digital landscape
  • Data Privacy in the Global Context
  • Assessing the EU-US Privacy Shield
  • Privacy, Trust and AI
  • Implications of the E-evidence directive for privacy rights
  • The ePrivacy file: what’s next?
European data protection and privacy conference logo

Speakers

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Wojciech Wiewiórowski

European Data Protection Supervisor
EDPS

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Didier Reynders

Commissioner for Justice European Commission

*Provisionally Confirmed

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Dale Sunderland

Deputy Commissioner
Data Protection Commission, Ireland

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Birgit Sippel

Member
European Parliament

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Bruno Gencarelli

Head of the International data flows and protection Unit
European Commission

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Vera Jourova

Vice President for Values and Transparency
European Commission

Domagoj Maričić

Domagoj Maricic

Councellor, Permanent Representation of Croatia to the EU & Co-Chair Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society

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Paul Martino

VP & Senior Policy Counsel
National Retail Federation

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James Sullivan

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration

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Davor Božinović

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior
Republic of Croatia

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Olivier Micol

Head of Unit, Data Protection
DG Justice

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Karen Melchior

Member
European Parliament

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Peter Eberl

Deputy Head of Unit, Cyber Security and Data Privacy
European Commission

*Provisionally Confirmed

Jeremy Rollison

Jeremy Rollison

Director, EU Government Affairs
Microsoft Europe

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Ursula Pachl

Deputy Director General BEUC

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Dr Xavier Tracol

Senior Legal Officer EUROJUST

Lorena Marciano

Lorena Marciano

Director, EMEAR Data Protection & Privacy Officer
Cisco

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Thomas Boué

Director General, Policy — EMEA
BSA | The Software Alliance

Mathias Cellarius

Mathias Cellarius

Global Data Protection Officer & Head of Data Protection and PrivacySAP

Estelle Masse

Estelle Massé

Senior Policy Analyst & Global Data Protection Lead
Access Now

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Ellis Parry

Data Ethics Adviser UK Information Commissioner's Office

*Provisionally Confirmed

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Eline Chivot

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation

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Paul Adamson

Chairman
Forum Europe

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Daniel Michaels

Brussels Bureau Chief
The Wall Street Journal

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Paul Timmers

Research Associate
University of Oxford

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Mathilde Fiquet

Director General at FEDMA and Vice-Chair EDAA

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Gabriele Mazzini

Policy Officer, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, DG CONNECT European Commission

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Jens-Henrik Jeppesen

Director, European Affairs Center for Democracy & Technology

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Chloé Berthélémy

Policy Advisor
European Digital Rights (EDRi)

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Alea Fairchild

Research Fellow
The Constantia Institute

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Alberto Di Felice

Senior Policy Manager for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security DIGITALEUROPE

Agenda

Please find below the draft agenda, more details will follow soon.

Event Day
2020-03-19
08:30 - 08:55
Registration & Welcome Coffee
08:55 - 09:00
Welcome and Introduction
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speeches
10:00 - 11:10
Session 1 – GDPR: Delivering the full potential of EU data protection principles?

In June 2020, the European Commission issued its report on the evaluation and review of the GDPR, two years after the regulation came into force. In this report, the GDPR is mostly heralded as a success, claiming that citizens are now more empowered and aware of their rights and that the regulation has contributed to fostering trustworthy innovation. The report identifies a number of areas for improvement however, mainly with regards to the lack of a harmonised and consistent implementation and enforcement of the GDPR across the EU – with some of these challenges highlighted by the multiple different approaches taken by Member States when applying GDPR during the COVID-19 crisis. This session will be an opportunity for different stakeholders to come together to take stock of the benefits the GDPR has unleashed, explore how the outstanding challenges and concerns around compliance and enforcement as highlighted in the report can be best addressed amid the continuous development of new data-driven innovations which will be critical factors to Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Speakers will debate what can be improved to assist citizens in the exercise of their rights and to create legal certainty for European businesses to strengthen their innovation capacity.

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Olivier Micol
Head of Unit, Data Protection, DG Justice
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Dale Sunderland
Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commisson, Ireland
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Lorena Marciano
Director, EMEAR Data Protection & Privacy Officer, Cisco
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Estelle Massé
Senior Policy Analyst & Global Data Protection Lead, Access Now
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Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Data Inovation
11:10 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00
Session 2 – Shaping the future of Data Privacy globally

Since the GDPR has come into force, many countries and other regions of the world have adopted new rules or updated their existing ones with stricter requirements, often inspired by the European framework. As we are seeing convergence between some of the approaches on privacy taken globally, new opportunities to facilitate data flows across borders and boost international trade are emerging. However, some differences still persist and are impacting the free flow of data across borders –  diverging privacy values and the incompatibility of the US surveillance framework with the EU’s privacy principles leading to the recent invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield and provoking disruptions to transatlantic data flows are a prime example of this.

Within this context, this session will examine the core privacy principles that the EU system shares with third countries, ask where the main persisting differences lie, and how these can be best addressed to achieve greater compatibility between the different frameworks. It will also explore the concrete work that is being done on the convergence between privacy rulebooks to foster a global culture of respect for privacy, the role of initiatives such as the ‘Data Free Flow with Trust’ (DFFT) in achieving this and will discuss the latest on the development of guidance on the use of certification and codes of conduct for transferring data outside of the EU as well as the work done to modernise mechanisms for data transfers. The session will also raise the issue of the adoption of additional adequacy decisions with third countries, including with the UK following Brexit, and following the CJEU decision on the Privacy Shield. It will address compliance challenges faced by global data-driven businesses relying on international data transfers, explore best practices, and discuss how cooperation between governments, policy-makers, enforcement authorities, and businesses can be best fostered globally in order to harness the full potential of international data transfers.

Part 1: Data Privacy and the transatlantic relationship:

Following the CJEU decision on the ‘Schrems II’ case invalidating the Privacy Shield mechanism while upholding the validity of standard contractual clauses (SCCs), this interview will discuss the numerous implications of the ruling on both side of the Atlantic as well of the global ramification of the decision, before debating what is needed so that both sides can work effectively together to create a permanent sustainable replacement mechanism to ensure the long-term stability of transatlantic data flows.

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Bruno Gencarelli
Head of the International data flows and protection Unit, European Commission
Part 2: Panel discussion on data privacy globally
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Bruno Gencarelli
Head of the International data flows and protection Unit, European Commission
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Thomas Boué
Director General, Policy — EMEA, BSA
13:00 - 14:00
Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:45
Afternoon Keynote Speeches
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Didier Reynders
Commissioner for Justice, European Commission
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Wojciech Wiewiórosky
European Data Protection Supervisor, EDPS
14:45 - 15:55
Session 3: Responsible data use, Trust and Emerging Technologies: Towards A European way of handling data?

Data-driven innovation has become an important factor of socio-economic growth in Europe, bringing unprecedented benefits to individuals, businesses and the public sector. It is also widely recognized that trust in the way personal data is collected, processed, used and shared is crucial for innovation to flourish – as recently illustrated during the during the business and public health response to the Covid-19 crisis, notably in relation to the design of new contact tracing apps. As Europe is developing its own strategy to fully leverage the potential of data and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, maintaining and improving an environment of trust in the ways that personal data is managed in this context remains key.  This session will discuss how the current European data protection and privacy framework may impact the development of emerging technologies, examining the specific obligations and rights that are particularly relevant for the processing of personal data in AI systems. It will ask what can be done so that stakeholders continue to work together to maximize the value brought by algorithmic decision-making based on personal data while combatting potential harmful threats, and will explore issues around automated decision-making, transparency, liability and accountability.

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Mathias Cellarius
Global Data Protection Officer & Head of Data Protection and Privacy, SAP
Session 3: Responsible data use, Trust and Emerging Technologies: Towards A European way of handling data? image
Ellis Parry
Data Ethics Adviser, UK Information Commissioners Office
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Ursula Pachl
Deputy Director General, BEUC
15:55 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 17:15
Session 4: Cross-border electronic evidence and law enforcement: what it means for data privacy and fundamental rights

Data and access to electronic evidence are becoming crucial factors in the success of the investigation and prosecution of crimes. In this context and in order to accelerate efficient cross-border investigation, detection, and prosecution of offenders, the European Commission put forward, in 2018, a proposal aimed at introducing a EU-wide framework that facilitates access to electronic evidence by law enforcement authorities in any Member States. In addition, formal negotiations on a EU-U.S. agreement to facilitate access to electronic evidence in criminal investigations have now begun. While the objective of these initiatives is to ensure more effective and rapid law enforcement cooperation, the right balance needs to be found in order to ensure that they are led in a way that guarantees respect for the rule of law, privacy, and civil liberties.

This session will examine the latest status of these initiatives and best practices that have been identified for the promotion of privacy protection and transparency in connection with law enforcement activities. It will discuss how the e-evidence proposal would interact with the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive, and with future international agreements. It will also ask if the ongoing challenges and concerns linked to the protection of civil liberties and procedural safeguards for defendants are being addressed appropriately. It will explore how cooperation between law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, data protection supervisory authorities and other stakeholders can concretely be enhanced, both at EU level and with international partners, while supporting individuals’ fundamental rights.

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Birgit Sippel
Member, European Parliament
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Jeremy Rollison
Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft Europe
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Xavier Tracol
Senior Legal Officer, EUROJUST
17:15 - 18:15
Session five: An update on the E-privacy file – a future-proofed framework fit for the digital society?

Following the Telecommunications Council meeting scheduled the day before the conference, this session will be one of the very first opportunities for stakeholders to come together and discuss the latest developments on the E-Privacy file. Speakers will discuss the state of play of this proposal, the key principles agreed so far, the possible main sticking points left and the next steps towards the possible finalization and implementation of the new regulation. Issues around the interplay between the GDPR and the ePrivacy Regulation and their respective enforcement will be explored, and the extent to which the latest proposed updates to the directive offer the necessary balance between privacy requirements and support for innovation to flourish.

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Birgit Sippel
Member, European Parliament
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Peter Eberl
Deputy Head of Unit, Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy, DG CONNECT, European Commission
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Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the 10th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference please contact Anne-Lise Simon on dataprotectionconference@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 023

Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsor
BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life.With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
Platinum Sponsor
Cisco is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today.
Platinum Sponsor
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Gold Sponsor
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP® applications and services enable more than 365,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.
Silver Sponsor
The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA)’s principal purpose is to provide the ‘AdChoices Icon’ to companies involved in data-driven advertising across Europe. The AdChoices Icon is a consumer-facing, interactive symbol that links consumers to an online portal, www.youronlinechoices.eu, where, in clear, user-friendly language, they can find out about their online ad choices, how online advertising is used to support the sites and services they use and how they can safeguard their privacy – if they so wish, consumers may ‘turn off’ personalised advertising by some or all companies. EDAA is governed by EU-level organisations which make up the value chain of data-driven advertising within Europe and acts to ensure consistency in the European self-regulatory approach.
Media Partner
Encompass is an online magazine delivering comment, opinion and analysis on the affairs of the European Union and Europe’s place in the world. We aim to demystify the complexity of the EU and to be lively and provocative. Encompass is also a space with podcast interviews and, through Encompass Live, political and cultural events. As our name indicates we will strive to be open and accessible.

Costs

  • Standard €180

    Corporate Organisations

  • Reduced €140

    NGO/Not for Profit, Academic/Student, National Government/Regulator, Diplomatic Mission to the EU

  • Complimentary €0

    European Commission/Parliament/Council, EU Permanent Representations, Journalist/Press

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available when registering multiple delegates on the same booking, as shown below.

Number of delegatesGroup Discount
3 – 5 10%
6 - 820%
9+25%

Venue

Brussels, Belgium

Details of the venue for this event will be available here soon.

Thon EU Hotel, 
Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Venue: Thon EU Hotel, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Anne-Lise Simon using any of the details below.

Anne-Lise Simon
Forum Europe

dataprotectionconference@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 023