Conference Programme

16.00 – 18.00
Meeting of the Executive Committee
Venue: Hotel Tirana International, Room (TBC)
19.00 – 21.00
Reception of Delegates attending the Closed Sessions
08.00 – 09.00
Registration and coffee
09.00 – 09.30
Closed Session Day One - Opening Speeches
Besnik Dervishi

IDP Host Authority

Albanian Government Representative
Elizabeth Denham

ICDPPC Executive Committee Chair and Information Commissioner, UK

09.30 - 10.00
Governance matters
10.00 - 11.30
Closed Session Topic A

Practical workshop follow-up to the AI and ethics debate at the 40th Conference - From Theory to Practice

11.30- 12.00
Networking break
12.00 - 13.00
Closed Session Topic B

Practical Session - Part I - Running an Effective Data Protection/Privacy Authority

13.00 - 14.15

Parallel Session to lunch break:

Practical Session - Part II - Running an Effective Data Protection/Privacy Authority

14.15 - 15.45
Closed Session Topic C - Future of the Conference - the way forward
15.45 - 16.15
Networking break
16.15 - 17.00
Presentations from the ICDPPC Working Groups
17.00 - 17.15
ICDPPC and International Organisations
17.15 - 17.25
Presentation from the Berlin Group (International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications)
17.25 - 17.55
Updates from regional/linguistic/topic-specific networks
17.55 - 18.00
Wrap-up, Host Announcements - End of Day One Closed Session
Closed Session Members and Observers only - Gala Dinner and ICDPPC Global Privacy and Data Protection Awards
09.00 - 09.15
Address By The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy (TBC)
09.15 - 11.00
Conference internal matters
11.00 - 12.00
ICDPPC Resolutions
12.00 - 12.30
Networking break
12.30 - 13.00
Executive Committee 2019-2020
13.00 - 13.05
Announcement of the 2021 Conference Host
13.05 - 13.10
Presentation of the 2020 Conference in Mexico
13.10 - 13.20
Chair and Host Authority Closing Remarks
08.00 – 09.00
Registration and distribution of the delegate kit, ICDPPC Registration desk, Palace of Congresses
09.00 – 09.30
Introduction by Master of Ceremonies, Albania IDP

Welcome speeches

Commissioner Besnik Dervishi, Information and Data Protection Commissioner (IDP), the national supervisory authority of the Republic of Albania and ICDPPC Host Authority 2019

Edi Rama

Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania

Erion Veliaj

Mayor of Tirana

Welcome - ICDPPC Chair Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner

  • Update from the Closed Session
  • Introduction to the Conference theme and lines of exploration
09.30 – 10.00
Keynote Speaker
Jamie Bartlett

Author of bestselling book ‘People vs Tech’ and BBC series presenter of ‘Secrets of Silicon Valley’

10.00 – 11.30
Panel I: Global convergence in data protection law: where are we converging and what progress are we making towards common standards?

The panel will explore what convergence means in practice and debate the value of both further developing common standards and work on making laws interoperable. This will also present the chance to explore the obstacles to protection of fundamental data protection and privacy rights, and how global data protection approaches can address the growing importance of China in the digital economy.


Graham Greenleaf

Professor of Law & Information Systems, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Introduction of the panel by the moderator


Chawki Gaddès

Head of Authority, INPDP Tunisia and Chair ad interim of the AFAPDP

Federico Monteverde

President of the Ibero-American Network, (Uruguay)

Jan Kleijssen

Director of Information Society and Action Against Crime (Council of Europe)

Noboru Yamaji

Commissioner for International Cooperation, Japan PPC

Topic commentary

Marc Rotenberg

EPIC Public Voice

Q&A moderator -> panelists

11.30 – 12.00
Coffee break
12.00 – 13.30
Panel II: Addressing the global privacy challenge of data driven business models

Data protection and privacy have never been more in the public eye, but focus is often not on the laws that provide protection but the issues that directly engage the public. Abuses of personal data for political campaigning, massive data breaches, hidden surveillance/observation, concerns about the impact of surveillance capitalism are all driving the debate. How do data protection and privacy laws relate to these business models and how do they make a difference to the concerns of the public?


Elizabeth Denham

UK Information Commissioner, ICO and Chair of ICDPPC

Introduction of the panel by the moderator


Sally Hubbard

Director of Enforcement Strategy, Open Markets Institute, USA

Simon Hania

Data Protection Officer, Uber

Carole Cadwalladr

Investigative Journalist and Features Writer, The Guardian and The Observer

John Edwards

New Zealand Privacy Commissioner

Q&A moderator -> panelists

13.30 – 14.45
14.45 - 15.15
Industry Keynote
Brad Smith

President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

15.15 - 15.25
Discussion Commentary
Eduardo Bertoni

Director, Access to Public Information Agency and Dirección Nacional de Protección de Datos, Argentina

15.15 – 15.25
Topic Keynote (TBC) - Data Protection and Competition (speaker invited - TBC)
15.35 -17.05
Panel III: Data protection and competition as converging digital regulation: from theory to practice

Much has been said about data protection and competition in the digital sphere – issues of merger, consolidation, divestment and innovation all interact. But how are the regulators in these different spheres starting to join up their activities in practice? If competition regulators make decisions to impose restrictions or break up big tech, how will this also improve privacy and data protection?


Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor

Introduction of the panel by the moderator


Ulrich Kelber

Commissioner, BFDI, German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Orla Lynskey

Associate Professor of Law, Department of Law, London School of Economics

Rohit Chopra

Commissioner, FTC, USA

Q&A moderator -> panelists
17.05 – 17.20
Summary of the first day
Marguerite Ouedraogo Bonane

President of the CIL, Burkina Faso and Member of the ICDPPC Executive Committee

19.30 – 22.00
Evening Social Events Programme

Concert – show – exhibition and gala dinner for all participants
Palace of Congresses

08.00 – 08.45
Registration & morning welcome coffee
08.45– 08.50
Welcome and announcements by Master of Ceremonies, Albania IDP
08.50 – 09.00
Welcome to part II, Open Session Programme and introduction of keynote speaker
Peter Hustinx

Co-chair of the ICDPPC 2019 Programme Advisory Committee

09.00 – 09.30
Keynote speaker
Christopher Docksey

Hon. Director-General, EDPS

09.30 – 11.00
Panel IV: Accountability – the global bridge to support high standards of data protection?

Even when not explicit in the law, accountability is implicit in most privacy and data protection laws. How do we bridge the gap between the expectation of authorities and the companies that must be accountable? How can authorities’ enforcement approach ensure accountability drives high standards of data protection and what role for responsible and answerable data stewardship? How do we ensure accountability is scalable and flexible and supports high standards in SMEs, particularly tech start-ups? What is an effective enforcement approach in this context?


Andrea Jelinek

Chair, European Data Protection Board and Director of the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DSB)

Introduction of the panel by the moderator


Marty Abrams

Information Accountability Foundation (IAF)

Caroline Louveaux

Chief Privacy Officer at Mastercard

Daniel Therrien

Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Bertrand Du Marais

Commissioner of the CNIL, France

Ailidh Callander

Legal Officer, Privacy International

Q&A moderator -> panelists

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00
Panel V: Future challenges for data protection authorities and data protection officers

The challenges for data protection authorities and DPOs alike have never been greater; the portfolio of skills and competence required is broad and deep to be effective enforcers. This demands further professionalization and further debate about how the community can meet this challenge. How can DPAs best network to pool their expertise? How do DPAs ensure they are ‘tech savvy’ in delivering their core functions, not just a specialism? How should an ethical focus and dimension be integrated? How can AI and new technology help DPAs or DPOs do their job?


Trevor Hughes

President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals, (IAPP)

Introduction of the panel by the moderator


Kalinda Raina

Head of Global Privacy, LinkedIn

Julie Brill

Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Simon McDougall

Executive Director of Technology Policy and Innovation, ICO, UK

Alexandra Jaspar-Leeuw

Director, Knowledge Centre, Belgian DPA

Stephen Kai-yi Wong

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, China

Q&A moderator -> panelists
13.00 – 13.10
Final summary of Open Session thematic discussions
Raymond Liboro

ICDPPC Executive Committee member and Privacy Commissioner/Chairman of NPC, The Philippines

13.10 – 13.15
Introduction to ICDPPC 2020
Dr. Francisco Javier Acuña Llamas

Commissioner President of INAI, Mexico's Host Authority for ICDPPC 2020

13.15 – 13.20
Host Authority final remarks, closing ceremony and announcements
13.20 – 14.30
14.30 -18.00
Side events
09.00 - 17.00
Final Reception of Innovation Nest festival (all ICDPPC delegates entitled to attend) on 25 October 2019. Venue: ArTurbina