40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The closed session of the conference will take place on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 October and is open only to accredited members and observers of the ICDPPC. A detailed agenda is available for registered accredited members and observers in the secure zone of this website.
The public session will take place on 24 and 25 October, in the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. The public session is open to all – closed session members as well as those from the public and private sector.
The aim of the public session is to stimulate a lively and engaging discussion with an international audience on digital ethics, a topic the European Data Protection Supervisor initiated in 2015.
With thought-provoking interventions from all over the world, the conference – speakers, audience and colleagues – will interact, collaborate and explore how moral and legal codes collide with human behaviour and aspiration in an increasingly digitised age.
The programme is available here and the list of speakers here.
Interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish (and in Italian for the public session only).
 

Timetable for the week, Brussels

Date Time Event Venue
Sunday 21 October 2018 19:30-21:30 Closed Session - Welcome cocktail*  
Monday 22 October 2018 09:00-18:00 Closed Session Palais d'Egmont
  19:30-22:00 Closed Session dinner*  
Tuesday 23 October 2018 09:00-12:30 Closed Session Palais d'Egmont
  12:30-14:00 Closed Session Lunch Palais d'Egmont
  14:00-17:00 Side events Venues in the European District
  18:30-20:30 Welcome cocktail Musée Oldmasters Museum 
Wednesday 24 October 2018 09:00-17:30 Public Session European Parliament
  19:00-23:00 Gala Diner Autoworld
Thursday 25 October 2018 09:00-12:30 Public Session European Parliament
  12:30-14:00 Public Session Lunch European Parliament
  14:30-17:30 Side events Venues in the European District
Friday 26 October 2018 09:00-18:00 Social Activities Sightseeing in Brussels and tours to nearby cities

* closed session venues for the welcome reception and dinner will soon be available on this website in the ICDPPC members section

Timetable for the week, Sofia

Date Time Event Venue
Monday 22 October 2018 09:00-17:30 Plenary session National Palace of Culture, Sofia
  19:30-22:00 Gala dinner t.b.c.
Tuesday 23 October 2018 09:00-17:30 Plenary session National Palace of Culture, Sofia
  19:30-22:00 Dinner t.b.c.
Wednesday 24 October 2018 09:00-17:30 Public Session Live webstreaming from the European Parliament, Brussels
Thursday 25 October 2018 09:00-12:30 Public Session Live webstreaming from the European Parliament, Brussels
Friday 26 October 2018 09:00-18:00 Social Activities Cultural programme: guided visit of the city of Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019

Accountability statement

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) are the co-hosts of the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) taking place in Brussels from 22-26 October 2018.

For practical purposes, the EDPS is the lead authority responsible for the organisational aspects and policy decisions required to deliver the conference and associated events in Brussels.

The CPDP is the lead authority responsible for the organisational aspects and policy decisions required to deliver the associated privacy events taking place in Bulgaria together with the participation of attendees in Sofia to the public session of the conference in Brussels via video link.

To ensure smooth coordination of these events, the EDPS and CPDP organising teams are in close, regular contact to keep each other informed of updates in their respective organisation of events, registration and decisions, for example, on any support by external organisations for the conference.

European Parliament

European Parliament
European Parliament (left photo copyright Andrijko Z.)

Palais d'Egmont

Palais d'Egmont
Palais d'Egmont (left photo copyright Charles Lecompte - right photo copyright Brigade Piron)

Autoworld

Autoworld
Autoworld