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8 December 2020 | Brussels

This event has been postponed till 8 December 2020. Forum Europe is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation as well as related travel and health advice. At this time, this event is proceeding as planned but will be held virtually if necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on dataprotectionconference@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 023 

This event has been postponed till 8 December 2020. Forum Europe is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation as well as related travel and health advice. At this time, this event is proceeding as planned but will be held virtually if necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on dataprotectionconference@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 023 

Forum Europe is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation as well as related travel and health advice. At this time, this event is proceeding as planned but will be held virtually if necessary.

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

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

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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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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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Bruno Gencarelli

Head of the International data flows and protection Unit
European Commission

Very Jourova

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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Eline Chivot

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation

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Olivier Micol

Head of Unit, Data Protection
DG Justice

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Karen Melchior

Member
European Parliament

Jeremy Rollison

Jeremy Rollison

Director, EU Government Affairs
Microsoft Europe

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Dr Xavier Tracol

Senior Legal Officer EUROJUST

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Ursula Pachl

Deputy Director General BEUC

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

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Ellis Parry

Data Ethics Adviser UK Information Commissioner's Office

*Provisionally Confirmed

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Paul Adamson

Chairman
Forum Europe

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Alea Fairchild

Research Fellow
The Constantia Institute

Dan Michaels

Daniel Michaels

Brussels Bureau Chief
The Wall Street Journal

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Davor Božinović

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior
Republic of Croatia

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Paul Timmers

Research Associate
University of Oxford

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Alberto Di Felice

Senior Policy Manager for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security DIGITALEUROPE

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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)

Estelle Masse

Estelle Massé

Senior Policy Analyst & Global Data Protection Lead
Access Now

Agenda

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

Event Day
2020-03-19
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speeches
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Vera Jourova
Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission
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Davor Božinović
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Republic of Croatia
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Wojciech Wiewiórosky
European Data Protection Supervisor, EDPS
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome and Introduction
10:00 - 11:15
Session one: Assessing the GDPR two years on

By May 2020, the European Commission is expected to issue a report on the evaluation and review of the GDPR, two years after the regulation came into force. Ahead of the release of this report, this session will be an opportunity for different stakeholders to come together to discuss how they have been impacted by the regulation, take stock of the benefits it has unleashed, and explore how the outstanding challenges and concerns around compliance and enforcement can be best addressed amid a new policy landscape in Europe and the continuous development of new data-driven innovations.

 

Topics to be covered include:

 

  • The implementation level across member states
  • The interplay with sectorial policies
  • The impact the implementation of the regulation has had on European businesses, including SMEs, and on the European tech community
  • The extent to which it has affected the level of trust from individuals
  • How effective and consistent enforcement by DPAs has proven to be
  • How greater cooperation and coordination amongst DPAs can be further encouraged
  • Areas where further progress is still necessary
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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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Dale Sunderland
Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commisson, Ireland
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Olivier Micol
Head of Unit, Data Protection, DG Justice
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Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Data Inovation
11:15 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00
Session two: Encouraging cooperation to shape 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 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 the path towards a common global set of principles for data privacy requires greater compatibility between the different frameworks. 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. Notably, it will examine the GDPR principles underlying the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the more recently developed Washington Privacy Act, which are two leading States’ privacy laws that will likely influence the direction of a new U.S. national privacy law and will also discuss the provisions of India’s Personal Data Protection Bill that was recently passed. It will also explore the concrete work that is being done on the convergence between privacy rulebooks, on the adoption of additional adequacy decisions with third countries by the EU and discuss if progress towards common standards is being achieved. 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.

Part 1: Interview: The EU-US Privacy Shield

Exploring progress being made at the transatlantic level since the introduction of the Privacy Shield Programme concerning EU-U.S. data transfers. This interview will discuss issues related to certification, compliance, oversight, enforcement and sanctions.

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James Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA
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Bruno Gencarelli
Head of the International data flows and protection Unit, European Commission
Part 2: Panel Discussion
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Bruno Gencarelli
Head of the International data flows and protection Unit, European Commission
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Paul Martino
VP & Senior Policy Counsel, National Retail Federation
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Thomas Boué
Director General, Policy — EMEA, BSA
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Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Data Inovation
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James Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA
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Jens-Henrik Jeppesen
Director, European Affairs, Center for Democracy & Technology
13:00 - 14:00
Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:20
Afternoon Keynote Speech
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Didier Reynders
Commissioner for Justice, European Commission
14:20 - 15:30
Session three: Responsible data use, trust and AI: protecting privacy in the data economy

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 confidence in the way personal data is collected, processed, used and shared is crucial for innovation to flourish and new business models to emerge. As Europe is now looking to develop its own strategy to fully leverage the potential of artificial intelligence, 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 artificial intelligence, 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
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Ellis Parry
Data Ethics Adviser, UK Information Commissioners Office
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Ursula Pachl
Deputy Director General, BEUC
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Alea Fairchild
Research Fellow, The Constantia Institute
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Gabriele Mazzini
Policy Officer, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission
15:30 - 15:45
Coffee break
15:45 - 16:45
Session four: 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 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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Daniel Michaels
Brussels Bureau Chief , The Wall Street Journal
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Xavier Tracol
Senior Legal Officer, EUROJUST
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Chloé Berthélémy
Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights (EDRi)
16:45 - 17:45
Session five: An update on the E-privacy file – a future-proofed framework fit for the digital society?

After previous talks amongst Member States ended in a deadlock and failed to produce a general approach on the proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation that the previous European Commission released in January 2017, the Commission announced in in December 2019 that a new proposal, matching all Member States’ concerns and interests could be put forward. This session will discuss the state of play of this proposal, the key principles agreed so far, the 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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Domagoj Maričić
Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Croatia to the EU & Co-Chair Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society, Council of the EU
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Mathilde Fiquet
Director General at FEDMA and Vice-Chair of EDAA
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Alberto Di Felice
Senior Policy Manager for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, DIGITALEUROPE
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Paul Timmers
Research Associate, University of Oxford
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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