ECCP is currently participating in the organization of the Privacy Symposium conference planned on April 5th – 7th 2022 in Venice. It will be hosted by the University of Venice (Ca’ Foscari) in a beautiful location, next to the Grand Canale. The conference is co-organized with the Council of Europe, the European Law Students Association, the Federation of European DPOs, the European Cyber Security Organization, University Ca’Foscari and several other partners. It aims at supporting international dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing on data protection compliance. This first edition will have three main focuses:

- The latest evolutions in data protection regulations at national, regional and international levels;
- Data protection compliance with innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things, 5G, V2X, metaverse, etc.;
- eHealth and medical data processing compliance with the GDPR.

The conference will involve over 100 speakers, including Andrea Jelinek, President of the European Data Protection Board; Katherine Harman-Stoke, Acting Director at the US Department of Justice Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties; Guido Scorza, Italian Data Protection Supervisory Authority; Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission; David Stevens, President of the Belgium Data Protection Authority; Prof Shimbo, Commissioner of the Japanese data protection authority; Attila Péterfalvi, President of the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information; Catherine Lennman, Swiss Data Protection Authority; Vint Cerf, father of the Internet and Vice-President of Google; Isabelle Servoz Gallucci and Peter Kimpian, Data Protection Unit at Council of Europe; Alessandra Pierucci, Chair of the Committee of Convention 108 at Council of Europe. You will find more information on the conference website:

Lastly, in the framework of the Privacy Symposium a call for papers on data protection and new technologies has been announced. The best papers will be presented at the conference in Venice and will be published by Springer. The call is open to researchers and practitioners encompassing legal, cybersecurity, and compliance expertise. The initial due day for submissions was 30th September, but due to frequent requests it was decided to extend the deadline to 21st Novamber 2021. You can find additional information on the website, in case you have any questions on this please feel free to contact us.

We would like to encourage you to take part in these initiatives, to submit a paper and to help us disseminate the information about the symposium along your network.

The Europrivacy Community Team.

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