Save the date for Congress 2023, 13-16 November

We are currently preparing an outstanding speaker lineup and agenda for this year’s event. Come join us in Brussels to get the latest updates, insights and practical advice from the region’s top-level experts and regulators. Examine challenges and developments regarding the GDPR, AI Act and other critical topics listed here. And sign up for the Buzz Weekly to find out as soon as registration opens.

  • Adtech and online advertising.
  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Balancing regulatory demands and progressiveness.
  • Data protection programme management.
  • Children’s data protection.
  • Data governance.
  • Data security.
  • Data sovereignty and localisation.
  • Data subject requests.
  • Emerging data protection technology.
  • Enforcement trends and insights.
  • Globalising your data protection programme.
  • Hiring and retaining talent for your data protection team.
  • International data protection regulatory updates.
  • Managing data protection risks.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Online safety.
  • Personal data protection issues to global data strategy.
  • The role of a DPO.
  • Transborder data flow.

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Predicting the evolving landscape was the focal point for 2022

Congress helped delegates get ahead of the latest regulation changes in Europe

Europe’s #1 gathering of data protection professionals returned for its 11th year in Brussels. As the place to gain insights and operational best practices, delegates also benefitted from the opportunity to network with peers and benchmark their data privacy programmes.

The large roster of high-profile experts led discussions on strategic developments in regional and international data privacy. “Schrems II” and artificial intelligence were popular topics among discussions. Speakers also addressed policy and governance, ePrivacy implementation, GDPR enforcement, mergers and acquisitions and privacy in technology.

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2022 keynote speakers

Alessandro Acquisti

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

Acquisti gave an account of the evolutionary roots of privacy and how those roots may hold lessons for policies in the digital age.

Mette Birkedal Bruun

Director, Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies; Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen

Mette Birkedal Bruun examined the implicit and explicit notions of privacy shape relations between individuals and society, framed by historical analysis of Christian religious tradition.

Nina Schick

Author of “Deepfakes: The Coming Infopocalypse”

The practical reality of artificial intelligence is evolving into a synthetic future where media is manipulated or even wholly generated by AI. Nina Schick offered insight into how to navigate and understand the exponential technological changes of our age.

Keynote Panel

Moderator: Helen Dixon

Commissioner, Data Protection Commission

Alexander Bielefeld

Director of Global Policy & Strategy, FIFPRO

Sean Cottrell

Co-founder and CEO, LawInSport

Graham Doyle

Former Pro-Football Player; Current Deputy Commissioner & Head of Corporate Affairs, Media and Communications, Irish Data Protection Commission

Jorge Oliveira e Carmo

Head of Data Protection and Cybersecurity, FIFA


The 2022 World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, and a massive event when it comes to digital data. The IAPP brought together a panel of experts from the worlds of sports and data protection to discuss the myriad of challenges and opportunities around data and technology through the lens of the world’s most popular game.

Sessions with engaging dialogue and operational guidance

Delegates heard speakers address a range of topics including:

  • Policy & governance.
  • Trans-border data flow.
  • Privacy operations management.
  • ‘Schrems II.’
  • Privacy technology.
  • Regulatory developments.
  • Data ethics.
  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Globalising your privacy programme.

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