Hotel Stanhope, Rue du Commerce 9

Organised by Future of Privacy Forum and the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel


  • Dr Christoper Kuner, VUB
  • Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Dr. Oliver Grau, Chair of ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee, Intel Automated Driving Group, and University of Surrey 
  • Dr. Swati Gupta, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, Assistant Professor

This program is aimed at regulators, policymakers, legislators and staff who want to more deeply understand the data driven technologies that are front of mind for data protection discussions. Structured as interactive lessons, technology experts will present the first session of a year long training course designed to equip data protection experts with a foundation to understand how data is deployed for machine learning, genetics, biometrics, connected cars, health research, facial recognition, ad tech and block chain.
This inaugural session on 25 October will focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Attendees will be provided in advance with a copy of ""The Privacy Experts Guide to Machine Learning"" and will join leading machine learning experts for presentations geared at bringing the details of the technology to an audience without an in depth computer science background. In addition to a primer on the basics of the field, issues of particular consequence to policymakers such as fairness, bias, and data minimization will be examined.
The organizers will offer additional sessions over a year, covering a range of technical topics. Sessions will support remote participation. A VUB certificate will be provided to those completing the full course.

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Please note that given the nature of the programme, priority registration will be confirmed for authorities and government employees. Subject to availability, registration will be confirmed for additional participants.

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