Preliminary Program for CPDP2015

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Preliminary Programme for the 8th edition of Computers, Privacy & Data Protection is now online! Check it here for Wednesday 21 January, Thursday 22 January and Friday 23 January 2015. Click on the grids to get as much info as we can provide at this moment.

Reserve your place now! Please go to Registration. Only 10 days to go to profit from the early bird fees! Deadline: 15 December 2014.

Posted thursday 4 december 2014


Lots of confirmed names for CPDP2015

A lot of big names have confirmed their attendance for CPDP2015 - just keep looking above this news-section or browse through the speakers-section - and why don't you register yourselves at the same time? - you don't want to miss this!

Posted tuesday 18 november 2014


Sneak peak on the grid for CPDP2015

We can offer you a sneak preview of what we kind of program we have in mind for CPDP2015. Please note that this is a preliminary version of the program which is still in its early stages. Accordingly, some panels may change or be rescheduled.

Posted tuesday 28 October 2014


First confirmed names for CPDP2015

We're proud to announce a first list of confirmed names for CPDP2015. Look just above this news-section.

Posted tuesday 7 October 2014


CPDP2015 Registration is OPEN

Please find all info on our fees and conditions on the registration-page here. Registration is now open. Early bird fees for registrations till 15 december 2014. Register for all three days and the CPDP2014 conference book is included in the price (general fee).

Posted thursday 4 September 2014


CPDP2015 Call for Papers

The CPDP 2015 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers who wish to present their papers at the next Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference. Please read all about it here.

Posted tuesday 5 August 2014


New Sponsors wanted for the 2015 Conference!

Great conferences needs equally great sponsors! We have refined our sponsor-packages for the 8th CPDP conference. Please read all about it here.

Posted wednesday 30 July 2014


Video Footage: all panels of Grande Halle online!

All panels of CPDP2014 in Grande Halle have been posted online. You can view them here.

Posted monday 24 March 2014


Presentations: check them out

Missed a panel? Want to re-read things? Check them out.

Posted thursday 27 February 2014




Posted tuesday 4 February 2014


CPDP2015 Call for Panels

In order to make the conference as good as possible, organisation for CPDP 2015 begins as soon as CPDP 2014 ends and we have launched the CPDP2015 Call for Panels, you can find the call here:

Posted monday 27 January 2014


Thank you! You were memorable!

The 7th edition of the international conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2014 which took place last week was a great success! It was a memorable edition and we would like to thank everyone who came and contributed to this edition.

CPDP2014 welcomed 841 guests to the conference. Over 500 more people came to the free public events organized during the conference evenings. These events were also well attended by the regular conference participants who appreciated these more relaxed side events.

The 3 day conference offered participants 60 panels and, workshops and special sessions with 343 speakers from academia, public and private sectors and civil society.

Our conference website (www.cpdpconferences.org) was visited 11.125 times (+15%), by +10% unique visitors who read a stunning 33.427 pages (+34%) from 1 January till today. Our busiest day was Tuesday 21 January, when we had 1147 visitors exactly (a new record +20%) - in fact we counted already 12 days with more than 500 visitors!

SAVE THE DATE! CPDP2015 will take place 21-23 January 2015

Posted monday 27 January 2014


Thank you! You were memorable!

The Programming Committee wants to thank you all for making CPDP2014 such a memorable edition! CPDP2014 had 60 panels and welcomed more than 800 participants!!

SAVE THE DATE! CPDP2015 will take place 21-23 January 2015

Posted monday 27 January 2014


New book is out!

New book 'Reloading Data Protection' is out as ebook and hardcover. Available from Springer: http://www.springer.com/law/international/book/978-94-007-7539-8

Posted tuesday 26 november 2013


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CPDP is a non-profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. The platform was joined in the following years by the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique and the Fraunhofer Institut für System und Innovationsforschung and has now grown into a platform carried by 20 academic centers of excellence from the EU, the US and beyond. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, computer scientists and civil society from all over the world in Brussels offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. This unique multidisciplinary formula has served to make CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world.

CPDP2014 welcomed 854 guests including 343 speakers from 43 different countries dispersed over more than 60 panels which took place during three full days. It attracted another 500 people in several public evening events including debates, a pecha kucha evening and an art exhibition. CPDP2015 aims to repeat the sucess of last year and will stage panels within the following main topical themes: Data Protection Reform: European and Global Developments, Mobility (mobile technologies, wearable technologies, border surveillance), EU-US developments concerning the regulation of government surveillance, Health, privacy and data protection, Love and lust in the digital age, Internet governance and privacy.


Financial Accountability

CPDP is a non-profit platform which uses all incoming money to make conference work and to guarantee quality, diversity and interdisciplinarity. In order to achieve these aims, participation fees for the conference are kept deliberately low.

Our aim is to make this conference break even, or at least to limit losses as much as possible. However, we often end with a small loss. The cost of personnel organizing and programming the conference is carried by the participating universities and a considerable amount of money is invested in aspects of the conference such as art shows, phd students, public debates, book lauches etc.






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Contact information

CPDP is organised by a consortium of Conference Partners
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Conference Location

Les Halles de Schaerbeek
(Grande Halle (6,237m2 - 750 seats),
Petite Halle (380m2), and Cave
Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22,
B-1030 Brussels, Belgium


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