“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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Our Speakersin order of appearance

Keynote Speakers


Programme Advisory Committee

ICDPPC 2019 Report now available

Following a successful 41 st ICDPPC conference held in October 2019, in Tirana, a final report of the event is now finalized amidst the delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re pleased to be able to share it with you. The IDP Commissioner’s Office will always remain grateful to all our partner organisations and […]

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Dispatch from Albania: ICDPPC calls for increased global cooperation

IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, reports on the 41st annual International Conference for Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners The opening session of the 41st annual International Conference for Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners kicked off in Tirana, Albania, Wednesday. Common talking points throughout the event have included the need for convergence and cooperation, not […]

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Historic progress towards regulatory cooperation and high data protection standards

“I spoke yesterday about the opportunity we had for this week to go down as one of the most defining of the ICDPPC’s 40 year history. I think we would all agree we’ve achieved that aim.”Elizabeth Denham CBE, ICDPPC Chair The 41st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Tirana, Albania began with the […]

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