Representation of the Freestate of Bavaria to the European Union, Rue Wiertz/Wiertzstraat 77

Organised by European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID)


  • Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor, EDPS 
  • Paul F. Nemitz, Principal Advisor Directorate-General for Jusitice and Consumers, European Commission, Member of the Commission on Data Ethics of the Federal Government of Germany
  • Paul Chadwick, Readers’ editor of the British Guardian, former privacy commissioner of the Australian state Victoria
  • James Dipple-Johnstone, Deputy Commissioner, Information Commissioner’s Office United Kingdom
  • Peter Suhren/Veronica Miño, First Privacy, Bremen/Germany  
  • Peter Schaar, Chairman of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID), former German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (2003-2013)

Elections, referendums and other democratic decisions have been subject to electronic attacks. Deep fake news, dark ads, personal profiling and targeting, surveillance and manipulation of electronic devices have been used with the aim to influence democratic decision making. Which consequences have these attempts and how can this development be averted?

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