The European Data Protection & Privacy Conference returns to celebrate its 10th year on 19 March 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.
Vice President for Values and Transparency
Head of the International data flows and protection Unit
European Data Protection Supervisor
Director, EMEAR Data Protection & Privacy Officer, Cisco
Director for Data, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft Europe
Data Protection Officer & Head of the Data Protection Service, Eurojust
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
Please find below the draft agenda, more details will follow soon.
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:
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. It will 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.
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.
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.
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.
To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the 10th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference please contact Anne-Lise Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 2920 783 023
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.
|Number of delegates||Group Discount|
|3 – 5||10%|
|6 - 8||20%|
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