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Speak at Europe’s Most Prestigious Data Protection Conference

Past Congress speakers gained exposure to an engaged audience of 2,000+ data protection professionals.

Join us in Brussels for beneficial networking and cutting-edge insights as the International Association of Privacy Professionals holds its annual IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress. In addition to securing the profession’s leading speakers, this year will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the IAPP.

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Take this opportunity to give back to the community and share your expertise. Speaking at Congress 2020 will help you:

  • Gain exposure with the world’s largest privacy association
  • Elevate the profession by sharing your knowledge
  • Receive a complimentary pass to attend the conference


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Last Year’s Recap

2019 Congress in Brussels explored interplay of regulatory environment and advancing data economy


2019 Keynote Speakers

Alessandro Acquisti

Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

Acquisti’s research applies behavioural economics to the understanding of consumer privacy valuations to investigate the role of privacy in a digital society.

Rumman Chowdhury

Global Lead, Responsible AI, Accenture Applied Intelligence

A data scientist, Rumman Chowdhury works at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity, identifying and mitigating bias in AI systems.

Margrethe Vestager

European Commissioner for Competition

Commissioner Vestager has been described as the world’s most powerful regulator of tech companies, working to ensure consumers are properly served while the world’s economy becomes increasingly digital.

Keynote Panel

Moderator: Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Senior Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Marie-Laure Denis

President, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés

Helen Dixon

Commissioner, Data Protection Commission

Ulrich Kelber

German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Keynote Panel: Leaders from the world’s most influential regulatory agencies discussed global data protection enforcement and regulatory collaboration.

The Inaugural Giovanni Buttarelli Memorial Lecture

The IAPP was honoured to introduce the Giovanni Buttarelli Memorial Lecture, which is to take place annually at the Congress. Mr. Buttarelli’s legacy advancing the growth and visibility of our profession will live on in forward-thinking discourse from keynotes such as this year’s lecturer, Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition.
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The IAPP’s Angelique Carson writes in The Privacy Advisor, “Vestager left privacy professionals with the message that if we work together in this time of fast and radical change, ‘we can achieve what he wanted to achieve, what he cherished. A digital future that works for humans.’”

Most Popular 2019 Sessions

Cookie Guidance: Food for Thought – Explored the main changes brought by new guidance on cookie technology and similar tech, helping organisations with digital and connected properties (websites, mobile applications, IOT) understand where compliance is expected and how new requirements will be enforced.

EU Privacy Law, But Not as You Know It – Took delegates through the most significant and controversial issues of the moment, from regulatory thinking to Privacy Shield and cookie consent, and delivered practical insight to manage the challenges ahead.

Data Protection by Design: Implementing GDPR for Data Analytics – This interactive panel session explored how to leverage data protection by design for data analytics and how to exploit anonymisation techniques and methods for model auditing, as well as how to scale DPbD when a whole range of analytics projects are at stake.

Joint Controllership: That’s a Challenge! – We are experiencing not a revolution but an evolution of the interpretation of the terms of ‘data controller’ and ‘processor’ and ‘joint controller’ presented in the Opinion of the Article 29 Working Group 1/2010. Delegates discussed how the application of the new concept of joint controllership may work out in practice.

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