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Updated friday 18 september 2015

New site

Our site has been revamped for our mobile audience. Enjoy visiting it! Registration for CPDP 2016 will open soon!

Updated thursday 17 september 2015


Dear friends of CPDP,

With the death of Caspar Bowden, who was a member of the CPDP scientific committee, this week has been a very sad one.

CPDP began with Caspar, Paul and Serge in the La roue d’or (Brussels Restaurant) at a time he was still working for Microsoft.

Not only was he crucial in getting CPDP started, but he was also the embodiment of its ideals. He was a true believer in dialogue and the exchange of rational argument – especially between parties who might not always share the same interests.

His is a terribly tragic loss.

We will feel this loss greatly and will reflect long on all he has done, what he taught us, and what he has left behind.

We would like to draw your attention to a fund that was set up in memory of Caspar: the Caspar Bowden Legacy Fund for Privacy Advocacy and Technology link

Best wishes on behalf of the CPDP Programming Committee and Scientific Committee

Updated tuesday 14 july 2015

Call for Papers 2016

The CPDP 2016 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers who wish to present their papers at the next Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference.

Updated tuesday 16 june 2015


The 8th edition of the international conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2015 was a great success! It was a memorable edition and we would like to thank everyone who came and contributed to it. The CPDP 2015 Conference welcomed almost 1000 participants from all over the world! The 3 day conference offered participants 70 panels and, workshops and special sessions with 400+ speakers from academia, public and private sectors and civil society.

Updated friday 30 january 2015


Videos of CPDP2015 panels

For those of you who could not make it this year, or if you were one of our +1000 participants, but where following a panel in another room, videos of all panels of the conference that gave permission will be uploaded to our youtube account If you are looking for a specific panel, it might be easier to click on the link through the program pages.

Updated wednesday 28 january 2015


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, industry 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.

CPDP has progressively been growing since its inception both in terms of speakers, participants and panels. The CPDP 2015 Conference welcomed almost 1000 participants from all over the world, including more than 400 speakers. Its artistic and public side events such as the Pecha Kucha and an art exhibition, attracted an additional 500 people. CPDP is a growing reality and the ambitions for its upcoming editions are higher than ever.


CPDP is a non-profit platform which uses all incoming money to make the 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.



Conference Location

Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels

Maison des Arts, Chaussée de Haecht 147, 1030 Brussels


Contact information

CPDP is organised by a consortium of Conference Partners


SPonsors 2015