Europe Data Protection Congress, 9-10 November 2016 


Europe's new privacy reality will take centre-stage at this year’s Europe Data Protection Congress where a strong focus will be put on the GDPR, the new Privacy Shield, and the recasting of the e-Privacy Directive. The two-day Congress organised by IAPP will gather high-level speakers including business representatives, policy makers, regulators and privacy experts from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss and share insights on challenges and opportunities emerging from the new regulatory environment. For the first time ever, the IAPP hosts a discussion between the heads of the Federal Trade Commission, the Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Data Protection.

A wide range of privacy topics and angles will be covered in more than 30 sessions including:

  • The GDPR: How will organisations and companies address and operationalise the new requirements and obligations?  What are the key impacts for multinational organisations?
  • The Privacy Shield: What is the impact on European and US businesses? What opportunities and uncertainties it creates?
  • e-Privacy Directive: What is the impact on business? What are the proposed amendments about?
  • Brexit: What Brexit means for current privacy operations and what data protection in the UK might look like in two years?
  • Data Protection Officer: GDPR makes the DPO role mandatory: how to craft the role for different organisations and manage the new responsibilities?

The full list of sessions can be found here.


Wednesday & Thursday 9-10 November 2016.


SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre

Glass Entrance

rue Mont des Arts

B-1000 Brussels


High-level speakers include:

  • Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, EDPS
  • Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin – Chairwoman, Article 29 Working Party, President CNIL
  • Karen Kornbluh, Executive VP External Affairs, Nielsen
  • Nuria Oliver, Scientific Director, Telefónica
  • Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist, Author, CEO The Futures Agency

All speakers and sessions are available here.


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About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with more than 25,000 members across 86 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at