“How are laws converging, what factors are driving it? What are the challenges in building more convergence and how do we get there?”
21 24 October
Tirana Albania

"Welcome to the 2019 International Conference"from Elizabeth Denham, Chair of ICDPPC

Welcome note by the Host

On behalf of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner of Albania and the Executive Committee of the ICDPPC, I would like to invite you to Tirana, Albania, in the Western Balkans, to attend the 41st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC 2019).

This 41st edition of the ICDPPC will be held from 21 to 24 October 2019 at the Palace of Congresses located in the heart of Tirana. Data Protection and Privacy Authorities, practitioners, as well as companies from across the globe are invited to join the 41st ICDPPC and assist to a programme that, as we speak, is being prepared by a group of dedicated top experts gathered around an Open Session Programme Advisory Committee from across continents and domains of expertise.

Albania is a country rich in history, culture, nature and gastronomy, acclaimed for its religious and cultural diversity and tolerance. Member of the UN, NATO, WB, UNESCO, COE, OSCE, WTO and OIC, it is also an official candidate for Membership in the European Union.

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Keynote Speakers


Programme Advisory Committee

Hong Kong Commissioner Wong: Upcoming EU and Chinese Privacy Laws Will Get the Limelight

The interview tour around the world continues, giving us a taste of the diversity and importance of the issues which will be discussed at the upcoming 41st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC). Next stop on our tour: Hong Kong. We speak with Mr Stephen Wong, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data […]

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Discover Albania through this captivating article published on NYT

“The City Poised to Become Europe’s Next Affordable Creative Haven” entitles its recent article on Albania the influential New York Times. We wouldn’t be able to describe Albania better than NYT’s Alexander Lobrano, hence we invite you to read the article at the following link: The 41st ICDPPC organization team is thankful to the […]

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The early bird deadline for the 41st ICDPPC Conference has been extended to 20 September 2019.

The annual conference will be held in Tirana, Albania on 21-24 October 2019, and this year’s theme is: ‘Convergence and connectivity: raising global data protection standards in the digital age.’ View the conference’s full programme and register today.

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