The Congress was back in Brussels and better than ever this year! Our speakers delivered profound thought leadership and unrivalled education, preparing more than 1,100 delegates for the GDPR and the rapidly changing data protection and privacy landscape.

Addressing issues like implementing and complying with the GDPR, international data transfers and the changing role of the data protection officer, our programme was simply unmatched.

Many thanks to our delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for making this year’s Congress the best yet.

Check out these headlines from the 2016 Congress:

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POLITICO Brussels Influence PRO newsletter, 11/07/2016

POLITICO Morning Tech PRO newsletter, 11/07/2016

Dark Reading, 75,000 Data Protection Officers Needed By 2018 To Handle EU Law, 11/9/2016

Hackbusters ( Reposted the Dark Reading Piece), 75,000 Data Protection Officers Needed By 2018 To Handle EU Law, 11/9/2016

Heise, IAPP: Datenschutzgrundverordnung schafft weltweit Bedarf für 75.000 Datenschutzbeauftragte, 11/9/216

Bloomberg, Trump Victory Shouldn’t Threaten Agreement on EU Privacy Shield, 11/9/2016

Contexte, - La lutte continue autour de la directive e-privacy, 11/9/2016

Csuite, Prepare for EU GDPR with first-ever readiness benchmark report, 11/10/2016

EFE Spanish News Agency - Victoria de Trump debe replantear análisis de datos, dice científica Española, 11/10/2016

Law360 , EU Data Protection Reform To Create 75K Compliance Posts, 11/10/2016

The Irish Times , Up to 75,000’ jobs in privacy may be created due to EU regulation, 11/10/2016

The Stack, EU law will require 75,000 data protection officers by 2018, 11/10/2016

We Had Visionary Keynotes Speakers

Lord Richard Allan, Vice President Public Policy EMEA, Facebook

As head of Facebook’s policy efforts in the EU, Baron Allan of Hallam has been deeply involved in data protection policy matters. While perhaps no firm has faced more regulatory scrutiny, neither is it likely any organisation has more insight into how policymakers see the present and the future.

Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist, Author, CEO, The Futures Agency

Gerd Leonhard focuses on ‘hard futures’, eventualities that are almost certain to come to pass, and how they will change the way we live, work and play. As he looks into the future of human-machine interactions, near-constant and ubiquitous surveillance and the Faustian bargains of ‘free’ Internet services, he sees a panoply of privacy issues with which we will have to grapple.

We Heard from the Regulators

Giovanni Buttarelli and Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin offered insights on the future of data protection in Europe under the shadow of the GDPR and Brexit.

Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

Chairwoman, Article 29 Working Party, President, CNIL

Keynote Panel

Our Keynote Panel, moderated by the IAPP’s Omer Tene, featured a discussion between the heads of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Article 29 Working Party, as well as the European Data Protection Supervisor. The conversation focused on the GDPR and provided deep insights into this hotly negotiated legislation.

Moderator: Omer Tene

VP of Research and Education, IAPP

Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

Chairwoman, Article 29 Working Party; President, CNIL

Edith Ramirez

Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

Sought-After Programming

GDPR and NIS: A Perfect Regulatory Storm?

We walked away with an enhanced understanding of the convergence and synergy of the NIS Directive and the GDPR, and what foundational elements of privacy and security need to be in place in an organisation to support a successful programme response.

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