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At the Congress

You’ve heard about the GDPR, you’ve talked about the GDPR, now you’re ready to do something about the GDPR.

The IAPP European Data Protection Congress 2017 takes a solution-focused approach with GDPR-oriented programming to help you devise and execute a compliance strategy.

At the same time, we’ll keep you up-to-date on other key privacy issues. Non-GDPR sessions will address privacy by design, a fresh look at privacy impact statements, data breach bootcamp, mHealth, Privacy Shield, big data, profiling, data retention policies and more.

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Sessions Focused on Today’s Issues

‘Are we secure?’

Know how to give the right – and accurate – answer when your CEO asks this question

Conference Hotel and Venue


The Congress returns to Square Brussels Meeting Centre in the city’s Mont des Arts, convenient to historical and cultural attractions and offering a broad view of the cityscape.   

Discounted room rates are available. Offer expires Monday, 9 October 2017.

Square – Brussels Meeting Centre
Glass Entrance
rue Mont des Arts
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 02.515.1300

Get directions. On-site parking is available.

Keynote Speakers

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Information Artist, Bio-Hacker

An artist, scientist, and deep thinker, Dewey-Hagborg explores the limits of what can be done with data and its physical manifestations.

Věra Jourová

Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, European Commission

With oversight of the GDPR, Privacy Shield, and the intersection of human rights and the digital economy, Jourová is the central figure in data protection in Europe and, perhaps, the world.

Hubertus Knabe

Historian, Executive Director of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial Foundation
Photo: Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen/Arthur Schmidt

As the public policy debate about government surveillance rages, Hubertus Knabe offers the perspective of history as he explores the methods of the East German Stasi and recalls his own attempts to smuggle banned books into East Germany.

Marju Lauristin

MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

All eyes will be on MEP Lauristin as she serves as rapporteur for the EU's new ePrivacy Regulation, which some people think will have more impact than the GDPR.

Jon Ronson

Writer, Broadcaster, Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker

A humorist, sci-fi author, and journalist, Ronson tapped into the anxieties of social media with So You've Been Publicly Shamed, examining the hive mind that descends to scold those who make mistakes in public.

Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud


What happens when the watched watch back? Artists Wachter and Jud have the answer, following an installation that opened up a dialogue with the world’s largest intelligence agencies.

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