23 February 2021

Goal: Highlight key elements of PIMS and how they are intended to be promoted through the EU Data Strategy. Explain PIMCity project and provide entities a first glance of how user centric personal data management models could help their daily operations.

Target audience: Companies and entrepreneurs interested in developing or implementing business models based on personal data with the PIM philosophy. Advertising ecosystem.

Description: The session focuses on the new and future data protection regulations and how new models of personal data management are going to be promoted in the EU. A short introductory statement by the host (IAB SPAIN) will be followed by presentations from European institutions (DG Connect), participants of EU-funded PIMCity project (AUI, POLITO…) and by private entities (GRAND DATA, WIBSON, TELEFÓNICA…). The presentations will discuss the EU Data Strategy, user centric data management models and will highlight the benefits of implementable PIMS and consent tools.

Introductory statement (IAB SPAIN)- 10 min
Data governance strategy (speaker from DG Connect)- 10 min
PIM concept. (Speaker from EDPS)- 10 min
PIMCity project (Speaker from NEC)-10 min
Roundtable companies (Speaker from WIBSON, TELEFONICA, OTHER COMPANIES) – 10 min each

17-18 June 2021

The value of personal data in the online world has significantly increased over the last years as electronic products, services and processes have permeated every fold of everyday life. Limitations in the transparency, the functionality and interconnectivity of online and communication services increases the risk of having personal data processed out of control of any accountable person or organization or simply becoming exposed to all sorts of privacy threats.

The EU legal framework on personal data protection is key in an effort to better control the processing of personal data while ensuring an adequate level of protection. Even the best legislative efforts cannot keep up to speed with the pace of innovative technology and business models that challenge the way personal data is processed and privacy is protected across the EU and beyond; therefore, examining what is at stake and where threats thereto originate from becomes of paramount importance.

Against this background, ENISA, DG CONNECT and the University of Oslo are organizing the Annual Privacy Forum (APF) 2021.

28-30 June 2021

The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) is an open multi-stakeholder platform to exchange views about the Internet and how it is governed. First organised in 2008 by several organisations, government representatives and experts, it fosters dialogue and collaboration with the Internet community on public policy for the Internet – culminating in an annual conference that takes place in a different European city every year.
EuroDIG ‘Messages’ are prepared and presented to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

12-16 July 2021

The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together privacy experts from around the world to present and discuss recent advances and new perspectives on research in privacy technologies. PETS/PoPETs is the premier venue for novel applied and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Submitted papers undergo a journal-style reviewing process and accepted papers are published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). PoPETs, a scholarly, open access journal for timely research papers on privacy, has been established as a way to improve reviewing and publication quality while retaining the highly successful PETS community event. PoPETs is published by Sciendo, part of De Gruyter, which has over 260 years of publishing history. PoPETs does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges

Online 9 November – 18 December 2020

A Web Series for the New Age in European Privacy

Join us for expert-led sessions exploring issues such as cookie data, international data transfers, Schrems II, privacy programmes and organisational accountability, e-privacy and privacy in a pandemic.

Now online, Europe’s #1 forum for privacy professionals brings the data protection policy debate, multi-level strategic thinking and thought-provoking discussion to you. Create your own customised programme of data protection learning from a rich menu of web events at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress Online.

With Europe’s privacy regulations evolving rapidly, you can get ahead of the changes by registering for Congress Online sessions today.

Online 10 -12 December 2020


Held at the end of the year that has been challenging, disruptive and transformative in so many ways, MyData Online 2020 will look beyond the immediate inclinations of the pandemic and its health, economic, social and digital implications to put technology and data into rescue.

Held 10 – 12 of December the MyData Online 2020 will help unleash the enormous potential of innovations based on personal data. It will highlight the existing cases and provide opportunities to build cross-sectoral international collaborations and boost future developments in the area of human-centric data sharing.


MyData is a global community of people working towards human-centric data economy:

Covers all sectors; Business, Legal, Tech and Society,
Gathers activists of a human-centric data economy,
Brings together thought leaders of a human-centric data economy,
Provides platform for innovators in tech of a human-centric data economy.


Friday 11th December. 08.45 - 10.15 (UTC+0)
Session: From Strategy to Practice – Data Intermediaries in the EU


  • To highlight key elements of MyData Operators and aspects of the EU Data Strategy for making intermediary models realistic.
  • To investigate the alignment of the EU Data Strategy with theoretical models and spur a discourse about the necessary steps for creating legal, technological and market conditions to support the emergence of data intermediaries in practice.

Session host: Zohar Efroni and Nikolaos Laoutaris


  • Dr. Arianna, Rossi, SnT, University of Luxembourg
  • Prof. Max, von Grafenstein, University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin
  • Marco, Melia, Researcher at Politecnico di Torino (PIMCity Main research)
  • Yvo, Volman, Data Policy and Innovation Director at DG CONNECT EU (TBC)

Online 9 December 2020

The symposium will provide a novel venue for researchers across fields (e.g., economics, computer science, law, engineering) to present their work on aspects such as ’Privacy and Discrimination on the Web’ as well as ’Challenges and Regulation in the Internet’.

Session I – Privacy and Discrimination on the Web:

Nikos Laoutaris (IMDEA Networks Institute):
"From Privacy & Transparency to (Human Centric) Data Economics"

Lilian Edwards (Newcastle University):
"Developing privacy and discrimination safeguards in emergency COVID-19 tech: from contact tracing apps to vaccination passports"

Krishna Gummadi (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems):
"Privacy and Fairness of Online Targeted Advertising"

Session II – Challenges and Regulation in the Internet:

William Lehr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
"Internet, Broadband, and Spectrum Policy – Separating the Challenges"

David D. Clark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
"Forces that shape the future of the Internet: The Inevitable role of government"

Scott Marcus (Bruegel):
"Promoting the European Data Economy"

Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania):
"Understanding the Lessons from the Pandemic: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff”

Online 25 November 2020

The workshop aims to provide customers and entities whose activities involve processing of personal data with key elements of privacy policies and consent forms. In line with these goals, the workshop intends to engage with the audience to support the development of more accessible and user-friendly versions of these documents.

The workshop consists of two sessions. In the first part, through live interaction, we will discuss how to improve the accessibility of privacy policies and consent forms. In the second part, prominent experts will discuss some real-life examples of these documents


Date and Time: 25th November 16:00 CET - Live streaming

Introduction: Prof. Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino) - Roberto Gonzalez (NEC)

Session I: Interactive Session: Alessandro Bruni (KU Leuven - CiTiP)

Session II:
Academia: Brief explanation of privacy policies and consent forms - Vilte Kristina Steponenaite (KU Leuven - CiTiP)

Public Sector perspective: Manuel Villaseca Lopez (Spanish Data Protection Authority) and Dewaele Steven (Belgian Data Protection Authority)

Business perspective: Filip Stoitsev (IAPP Luxenburg, Hiscox)and Ass. Prof. Kassem Fawaz (Wisconsin University, Pribot)

Civil Society perspective: Mariliza Baka (Homo Digitalis, EDPO)

Online 3 -5 November 2020

The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the flagship event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT). The 2020 edition of the EBDVF will take place between the 3rd and the 5th of November 2020, and it is organized in collaboration with DFKI, Plattform Industrie 4.0, Plattform Lernende Systeme and Berlin Partner.

With a central theme “Building a strong European Data and AI Ecosystem”, the EBDVF 2020 edition brings together the German and European communities on AI and Data. It aims to contribute to the discussions on the European Data and AI Strategy, specifically addressing key topics for Europe such as the development of European Data Spaces, the importance of Technology Platforms and Trust, the opportunities for market uptake and the new challenges ahead for Data and AI within the society.

The event will also focus on how Data and AI can help to tackle emerging societal challenges, like those brought by the Covid19 pandemic. For this edition, cross-sectorial tracks will be combined with sectorial tracks on Manufacturing, Autonomous Systems, Transport, Mobility and Logistics, Health and Smart Society. Furthermore, the programme will include multiple research and innovation sessions and startups pitches, showcasing Europe’s R&I excellence in Data and AI.

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