CPDP2016 Program

Download the program of CPDP2016 here (26mb; updated).

Or check out our program online. The grids have been updated too. Plus, more than 350 speakers and committee members are already confirmed and their short bio is online.

Updated friday 29 january 2016

Leading Digital Rights Advocates to Meet at Privacy Camp

Privacy Camp, the annual pre-CPDP civil society meeting is set to take place on 26 January 2016 in Brussels. Confirmed speakers include Max Schrems (Europe v Facebook), Marc Rotenberg (EPIC), Eleanor Saitta (OpenITP and IMMI), Jérémie Zimmermann (La Quadrature du Net) and Gus Hosein (Privacy International). For more information, including the programme of the event, please visit: privacycamp.eu. The event is fully booked. Sorry for your inconvience.

Updated monday 25 january 2016

Updates! (several)

The grids have been updated. Plus, more than 150 speakers and committee members are already confirmed and their short bio is online.

Updated monday 14 december 2015

Sneak peak on the grid for CPDP2016

90 days from now starts CPDP2016. Today we can offer you a sneak preview of we have in mind for our 9th edition. 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.

We're also proud to announce a first list of confirmed names. Look just above this news-section or browse through the speakers-pages.

Updated friday 30 october 2015


The 9th edition of the international conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2016, 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.

CPDP2016 received 929 registrations!

The 3 day conference offered participants 80 panels and, workshops and special sessions with 343 speakers from academia, public and private sectors and civil society, from 44 different countries.

Our conference website (www.cpdpconferences.org) was visited 13.646 times (up from 11.125), by 7.430 unique visitors who read a stunning 47.707 pages (up from 33.427). Our busiest day was Wednesday 27 January, when we had 1.563 visitors exactly (a new all-time record +36%). Moreover we dominated (briefly) on Twitter: we reached #2 trending spot in Belgium and #31 trending spot in the US on Wednesday. Thank you for all that attention!


In order to make the conference as good as possible, organisation for CPDP 2017 begins as soon as CPDP 2016 ends and we have launched the CPDP2017 Call for Panels, you can find the call here.

For those of you who could not make it this year videos of all panels of the conference that gave permission will be uploaded very soon to our youtube account (where you can still have a look at videos from CPDP2013, CPDP2014 and CPDP2015!).

Updated friday 5 february 2016

CPDP2016 in the news

Julia Powles reports for The Guardian 'How Europe is fighting to change tech companies' 'wrecking ball' ethics' about CPDP, the new General Data Protection Regulation, the Ethics, ...

Very positive blogpost by Pernille Tranberg 'Golden Privacy Moments in Brussels - Dataethical Thinkdotank'

Updated sunday 31 january 2016


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.

This 9th edition of CPDP will celebrate World Privacy Day with several dedicated panels and side events. CPDP2016 wants to dig deeper into current information infrastructures and the new invisibilities and visibilities this entails and includes topics such as internet of things, big data, encryption, privacy and innovation, data protection developments in Japan and Asia and of course the EU data protection reform.


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 AND PARTNERS 2016