Side Events

The 41st International Conference will also feature side events, which will be accommodated in two slots, respectively on Tuesday afternoon, October 22 from 14.30-16.00 and 16.30-18.00 and Thursday afternoon, October 24, from 14.30-16.00 and 16.30-18.00

Several rooms within the Palace of Congresses (main venue), as well as many other facilities at hotels adjacent to the main venue, have already been pre-booked for these side events, whereas the IDP will oversee and facilitate their arrangement.

The deadline for submitting applications for side events within the Palace of Congresses as well as at hotels nearby has now expired.

Nevertheless, if your organisation still wishes to organise a side event at this year’s Conference, then you should contact the ICDPPC Host Authority by e-mail at: contact@privacyconference2019.info to verify whether this is still possible or not. The Host Authority will be in touch with you shortly thereafter.


14.30 - 16.00
THE GLOBAL DATA PROTECTION CONVENTION AND YOU

Organised by the Council of Europe

Snapshot interventions on the pros (any cons? come and discuss) of Convention 108+ by inspirational data protection defenders


Speakers

G. Buttarelli

J. A. Cannataci

S. Kwasny

P. Poku

O. Tene

J. P. Walter

Venue: Palace of Congresses, room TBC

No registration required

14.30 - 16.00
EXPERT GROUP MEETING ON BEST PRACTICES IN THE INTERNATIONAL SHARING OF DATA IN COUNTER-TERRORISM

Organised by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate

This side event, co-hosted between the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, invites ICDPPC members and observers for an Expert Group Meeting on best practices in the international sharing of data in counter-terrorism and in the oversight of these activities

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Pre-event delegation registration required

Speakers

D. Therrien

M. Porret

14.30 - 16.00
KEEPING UP AND STAYING AHEAD OF THE GLOBAL PRIVACY LANDSCAPE

Organised by OneTrust

With the GDPR fully in pace and other global privacy laws on the horizon, this panel will explore some of this year's biggest global legislative developments making headlines. Hear from regulators and experts on how these laws are being developed, the key steps organisations can take to stay ahead of the curve and how to build an effective, global privacy program.

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Pre-event delegate registration required

Speakers

Kabir Barday

14.30 - 16.00
GPEN - 'ENFORCING ACCOUNTABILITY' (TBC)

Organised by Global Privacy Enforcement Network

The GPEN annual face event will be an opportunity for members and interested authorities to discuss practical tools they have put in place to encourage and ensure compliance by data controllers in their own jurisdiction.

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Pre-event delegate registration required

Registration at: www.privacyenforcement.net

TBC
Topic of Side Event to be announced soon

Hosted by Facebook

Time TBC

Venue TBC

TBD
Topic of Side Event to be announced soon

Organisers: European Data Protection Supervisor & European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Time TBC

Venue TBC

16.30 - 18.00
ICDPPC INTERNATIONAL ENFORCEMENT COOPERATION WORKSHOP (Data Protection Authorities only)

Organised by the Information Commissioner Office (ICO)

Foster practical cooperation on enforcement by discussing common challenges and how they might be overcome;

Focus on the companies we are regulating - analysing current investigation/approaches and avoiding duplication in investigations.

Venue: Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Registration required

16.30 - 18.00
CTN - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Organised by Common Thread Network

The CTN will hold its annual general meeting to review its current programme of activities and priorities for next twelve months.

With a growing number of Commonwealth nations adopting and implementing data protection and privacy legislation in their jurisdiction, the CTN will take stock of the initiatives progressed by members and how the network can assist observers and other stakeholders from the Commonwealth in developing and maintaining high level of data protection standards.

Venue: Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Pre-event delegate registration required

Registration at: ctn-secretariat@ico.org.uk

16.30 - 18.00
SUPPORT TRAINING ACTIVITIES ON THE DATA PROTECTION REFORM (STAR)

Organised by Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

This event will introduce and discuss the final results of the STAR project (co-funded by the European Union (EU) under its Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme (2014-2020)) which supports training activities of EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) and Data Protection Officers (DPOs) on the EU data protection reform, and especially on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The panel will identify the challenges and best practices around data protection training. The panel will then launch the sready-made, easy-to-customise and easy-to-run training materials, (i.e. 11 Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, training scenarios, further supporting forms as well as a handbook for trainers and users of the materials) targeted for DPAs and DPOs and which are freely and publicly available in a digital form at the project's website: http://www.project-star.eu/training-materials. During the event speakers will guide the audience through the STAR materials and, in form of a discussion, gather their feedback and experience from training activities thereafter.

Venue TBD

No registration required


Speakers

Paul De Hert, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

István Böröcz, Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

David Barnard-Wills, research manager, Trilateral Research Ltd. (TRI)

Júlia Sziklay, Head of Department, Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH)

Gábor Kulitsán, freedom of information expert, Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH)

16.30 - 18.00
GDPR IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR - BURDEN OR OPPORTUNITY?

Organised by Arbour Group

The event looks at practical implementations across multiple private sector companies. The event will discuss how to get the Board of Directors buy in. Establish a plan to a successful implementation that may be duplicated.

Venue: Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Registration required


Speakers

Vijay Laxmi, DLP, Director of Cyber Security and Privacy, Arbour Group

Al Berry, VP Connected Health, Arbour Group

16.30 - 18.00
DEMYSTIFYING 5G: PRIVACY IMPLICATIONS OF INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY IN A CONVERGENT WORLD

Organised by GSMA

The arrival of 5G ushers in a new era of Intelligent Connectivity and is set to transform the lives of citizens and businesses around the world.

Starting from the earliest days of first-generation analogue phones, every subsequent generational leap has brought huge benefits to societies around the world and propelled the digitisation of more segments of the global economy. The transition to fifth generation (5G) technology - together with the Internet of Things, Big Data and AI - will drive a new step change in productivity and innovation by delivering real-time services across multiple sectors such as entertainment, transportation and manufacturing.

With an expected 1.4 billion 5G connections by 2025 and 5G forecast to contribute $2.2 trillion to the global economy over the next 15 years, 5G's ubiquitous hyper-connectivity will spur diverse next-generation applications such as augmented reality, intelligent transportation systems, optimised industrial processes, remote controlled robots, boosted crop yields and remote surgery.

As the mobile industry starts to roll out 5G, it becomes increasingly important to understand what data is generated on mobile networks and how it is used.

As part of its role representing the mobile industry globally, the GSMA publishes resources on 5G and has written a seminal report exploring the visions, opportunities & considerations for 5G.

Join us to learn:

  • What are the potential use cases of 5G?
  • How does 5G work?
  • What is network slicing?
  • Who is really responsible for security and privacy in a 5G/IoT world?
  • What data is generated and how is it used?
  • Where are the privacy challenges?

Venue: Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

No registration required

14.30 - 16.00
Topic of Side Event to be announced soon

Hosted by Facebook

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

14.30 - 16.00
THE NEAR FUTURE OF PRIVACY-ENHANCING TECHNOLOGIES

Hosted by Google

This session will examine how privacy-enhancing technologies and other techniques contribute to raising data protection standards for people everywhere. We will hear from technologists, academics, lawyers, and representatives from data protection and privacy authorities about how recent advances, when combined with smart regulation, can support data protection principles and enhance privacy for individuals. We will ask how stakeholders can work together to continue improving the state of the art and make privacy-protective technologies more widely available.

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

No registration requireds

14.30 - 16.00
ACCOUNTABILITY: ADDRESSING THE CONFUSION AND THE CRITICS

Organiser: Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), Workshop in collaboration with IAF and OECD

Organisational Accountability has become a key building block of data protection globally through legislation, regulatory guidance, global standards and privacy management programmes. As noted in a recent OECD-CIPL workshop, it is yet also being challenged as lacking common understanding and measurement, effective enforcement, scalability and auditability. This session will seek to address these concerns to reinforce the relevance of accountability in the digital era and lay the ground for the subsequent session on Accountability 2.0 - Data Stewardship and Beneficial AI of the IAF and the OECD.

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Pre-event delegate registration required

14.30 - 16.00
GLOBAL ENFORCEMENT AND CONSISTENCY

Organised by DataGuidance

Enforcement actions are beginning make headlines and highlight the varying aspects that authorities have focused on regarding organisations compliance with global privacy laws. Hear from regulators regarding their priorities and recommendations for demonstrating compliance, as well as how to practically achieve this.

Venue: ABA Business Centre, Conference Room, 5th Floor

No registration required

Speakers to be announced.

14.30 - 16.00
PRIVACY BEST PRACTICES AND TRANSPARENCY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Organisers: Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, U.S. Department of Justice; Chief Privacy Officer and Data Protection Officer, Danish National Police; Chief Privacy Officer/Data Protection Officer, Head of Data Protection Unit, Europol

Questions over law enforcement access to personal data have to an increasing degree affected global data transfers for years. For transfers from the European Union to the United States, such questions could upend the EU-US Privacy Shield framework and the European Commission-approved "standard contract clauses." Because of the need to ensure the confidentiality of criminal investigations - most often in the opening stages - facts about data collection, use, dissemination, retention rules, oversight, and privacy-related safeguards historically have been difficult to discern and debate, often resulting in misunderstandings or even mistrust of law enforcement. Yet, over the past few years, several countries have been hard at work in developing best practices to protect privacy, increase transparency, and rebuild public trust, thereby supporting the core government mandate to both protect public safety and privacy. Privacy officers and authorities from across the European Union, United States, and possibly elsewhere will examine best practices and lessons learned with respect to efforts to promote privacy and transparency in connection with law enforcement activity. Further, this event will aim to provide a starting point for ongoing engagement between law enforcement agencies, privacy and data protection supervisory authorities, academia and other stakeholders designed to share best practices, raise insights into the diverse ways in which legal systems protect citizens rights in the context of law enforcement, and ensure constructive dialogue about ongoing challenges.

Venue TBC

No registration required


Speakers

Christian Wiese Svanberg - Chief Privacy Officer, Head of Data Protection Unit - Danish National Police

Daniel Drewer - Data Protection Officer, Head of Data Protection Unit - EUROPOL

Jennifer Daskal - Associate Professor of Law - Washington College of Law, American University

Peter Winn - Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer (Acting) - U.S. Department of Justice

14.30 - 16.00
AI AND DATA PROTECTION: GLOBAL CHALLENGE GLOBAL RESPONSE

Organised by Beijing Normal University & Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

With the fast development of privacy regulations and AI applications, the data protection is becoming a common priority for the international community. The side event aims to discuss the current status and challenges of AI and data protection, the applicable policies and regulations, the best practices, as well as the global solutions for the data protection and AI applications

Venue: TBC

No registration required

16.30 - 18.00
ACCOUNTABILITY 2.0 - DATA STEWARDSHIP AND BENEFICIAL AI

Hosted by Information Accountability Foundation

AI and advanced analytics require accountability 2.0 and its requirement that organisations be fair data stewards. This session that builds on the accountability 1.0 session will explore data stewardship, its linkage to OECD Ethical AI guidance, and how it may be enforceable.

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Pre-event delegate registration required

16.30 - 18.00
THE BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION: DATA SHARING FOR A BETTER PROTECTION

Hosted by Consulcesi TECH SA

Though at first sight blockchain and GDPR may sound as setting conflicting rules, more than once history has proved the leading power of technology towards regulation instead of vice versa. At a deeper analysis indeed the underlying principles of GDPR themselves would suggest the adoption of blockchain technology as the one who may most protect the interests of data subjects. The aim of this Event is therefore to analyse the GDPR's compliance implications of blockchain technology adoption explaining how blockchain may serve data subjects, bringing undeniable benefits to data processors as well.

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC

Speakers TBC

16.30 - 18.00
FUTURE CHALLENGES: HOW LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE ADDRESSING EMERGING PRIVACY ISSUES

Session cosponsored by Microsoft and Future of Privacy Forum

The online world is designed to collect, use, and share personal data-and as technology gets more complex so do questions of ethics, bias, fairness, and protection of vulnerable populations. This session will explore the evolving role of privacy in addressing these human challenges. Together with a stellar panel of global leaders, participants are invited to provide their input on supporting ethical research, protecting children, responsible advertising, and fairness in machine learning.

Palace of Congresses, Room TBC