Several researchers and the head of the IT Law Institute came to Brussels, Belgium to participate in the 11th international Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) Conference, which took place from the 24th to the 26th of January.
CPDP is a multi-stakeholder conference and a non-profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. This year included 85 panels and 420 speakers all on privacy and data protection.
As an institute, we were engaged in multiple themes throughout the three-day conference. We were mostly interested how new technologies may disrupt current data protection mechanisms and how privacy by design and default along with DPIAs can be used to enhance data protection.
Next year, we hope to return to CPDP and help organize a panel to help move the privacy and data protection discussion forward and we will be a continued partner of this conference.