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2018 Recap

A Sold-Out Congress Delivered Big Takeaways

As data protection continues to go mainstream, 2019 is sure to be about enforcement—but also about guidance.

Read The Privacy Advisor’s Dispatch from Brussels: GDPR enforcement, guidance to come in 2019.

Privacy and data protection professionals from across the globe packed the SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre for a productive and eye-opening week. For the GDPR-wracked field, this year’s conference was an opportunity to regroup, collaborate, and celebrate a year of hard work.

Hot topics—besides GDPR, of course—included the destabilising uncertainty over Brexit, the future of legitimate interests, the ePrivacy Regulation, artificial intelligence and algorithmic integrity, data breach response in the face of multiple regimes, and the importance of ethics when it comes to privacy by design and the data protection professional’s role in society.

Where Did All the Handouts Go?

All literature handouts will now be provided in digital format instead of paper. You can access them conveniently—before, during or after the conference.

Literature Handouts

2018 Photo Gallery

Thought-Provoking Keynotes Wowed and Inspired

Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Executive Director, WITNESS

In privacy, transparency is everything. For Alberdingk-Thijm, transparency is also vital for helping to solve human rights abuses and promoting justice.

Woodrow Hartzog

Professor of Law and Computer Science, Northeastern University

With the GDPR, data protection by design has become the law of the land. Hartzog argues, however, that this mandate doesn't go nearly far enough if we truly want to regulate the processing of personal data.

Andrea Jelinek

Chairwoman, European Data Protection Board; Director, Austrian Data Protection Authority

As the new chair of the European Data Protection Board, the world looks to Jelinek for answers on privacy regulation.

Sir Ivan Rogers

Former British Permanent Representative to the EU

As the former permanent representative of the UK to the European Union, few people have a better understanding of current Brexit negotiations and potential outcomes than Rogers.

Programming for the GDPR Era

Keep Calm and Cookie On? The Future of Targeting Under GDPR and ePrivacy Law

When it comes to online targeting, GDPR is only half the story: don’t forget about cookie consent requirements under ePrivacy law. How will they interface with the GDPR?

The New In-House DPO Role in Practice

Get real perspective from real in-house DPOs in global organisations. This session delivered insight from regulatory, outside counsel, and organisational points of view.

Understanding GDPR Enforcement

What does privacy enforcement look like? How has it changed? Speakers guided delegates through key elements of the new enforcement regime using practical examples.

The Congress Across Social

And the Award Goes To...

The IAPP has awarded Trūata with the HPE-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award for recognizing the need and importance of data anonymization. Congratulations!

The HPE-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards recognize unique programs and services in global privacy and data protection in the private and public sectors and serve to distinguish organizations that integrate privacy in such a way that elevates its value as both a competitive differentiator and a centerpiece of customer and citizen trust.

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Workshops May 22
Conference May 23-24

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Training 16-17 September
Conference 18-19 September

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