The Flemish-Dutch House deBuren (“the neighbors”) presents beauty and wisdom of the Low Countries, and offers a platform for debate about culture, science, politics and the society in Flanders, The Netherlands and Europe. It is a place where artists, journalists, academics and politicians get the opportunity to voice their thoughts.


Ever since their beginnings, Les Halles have captured and crystallised movements stemming right from the edges of art and society, in an unprecedented alliance of both learned and popular culture. Open to contemporary hopes and upheavals spanning from the neighborhood right out to the world at large, Les Halles keep on looking for what Europe, still on a quest for its own destiny, has to offer: exploration of new passions, reason seeking out adventure, the utmost freedom of style. Les Halles resonate with a desire for participation and involvement, be it individually or collectively, thus characterising the digital age.


Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential. Our software innovations generate opportunities for the technology sector, businesses, public sector and consumers worldwide. At Microsoft, our mission is to help Europe achieve this critical goal by bringing technology to bear for the benefit of all people. Microsoft opened its first office in Europe in 1982. We have been investing in and growing with Europe ever since, and today we have over 20,000 local employees, working alongside more than 180,000 partners to empower millions of European consumers and to help transform businesses. In the last decade alone, Microsoft has invested nearly €18.2 billion in European companies, such as Nokia or Skype, as well as employed thousands of European researchers and engineers. We invest in Europe because we believe in the power of European innovation to shape not only the future of the region but also the world.



BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC and operations in more than 60 countries around the world, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


Intel is the leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Intel develops semiconductor and software products for a range of computing applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, it has 100,000 employees operating in 300 facilities in 50 countries. Inte's mission is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.


Palantir Technologies builds data analytic platforms designed to enable human analysts to derive valuable, actionable insights from large-scale data sets. Palantir's customers range from intelligence agencies to banks to health insurance providers to non-government, disaster relief organizations, where we work to solve some of the world's hardest problems.


The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), established by the EU as one of its specialised agencies in 2007, provides independent, evidence-based advice on fundamental rights to the institutions of the EU and the Member States on a range of issues. The staff of the FRA, which is based in Vienna, includes legal experts, political and social scientists, statisticians, and communication and networking experts.


The United States has maintained diplomatic relations with the European Union and its forerunners since 1953. The U.S. Mission coordinates cooperation between the United States and the European Union on a wide spectrum of transatlantic priorities, from foreign policy, international development, trade, and agricultural issues to justice, law enforcement, and counter terrorism.



EPIC is an independent non-profit research center in Washington, DC. EPIC protects privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values; and promotes the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet. EPIC's program activities include public education, litigation, and advocacy. EPIC files amicus briefs, pursues open government cases, defends consumer privacy, and testifies about emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.


The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at


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DPO Network Europe

Hiring a Privacy professional in Europe? DPO Network Europe is Europe‘s distinctive recruitment brand in Privacy. We recruit across the entire Privacy profession and assist organizations in finding high calibre individuals for their Data Protection & Privacy-related vacancies based in Europe. We take pride in our growing candidate network of talented Privacy experts who are looking for their next big challenge. With ever-increasing demand, we are privileged to work for a broad range of industries, from large multinationals to medium sized organizations. Core to our success are our people, who are Privacy-savvy and who deliver. Visit us at


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Nymity is a global research company specializing in accountability, risk, and compliance software solutions for the privacy office. Nymity's suite of software solutions helps organizations attain, maintain, and demonstrate data privacy compliance. Organizations all over the world rely on Nymity's solutions to proactively and efficiently manage their privacy programs - empowering them to comply with confidence. Learn more at


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a global law firm that helps clients maintain the highest standards for data protection while successfully pursuing their business interests. We have a fully integrated global practice with substantial experience in advising companies on all facets of global and EU privacy laws, including on topics such as big data, connected cards, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things. We have unique experience with complex multi-jurisdictional privacy investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation. We also counsel clients on the review of the EU data protection legal framework. More information: and WSGR Data Protection Regulation Observatory:



Access defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, user engagement, and direct technical support, we fight for open and secure communications for all.


CRISP (Evaluation and Certification Schemes for Security Products) is a three year project (April 2014 – March 2017) that aims to facilitate a harmonised playing field for the European security industry by developing a robust methodology for security product certification. CRISP will enhance existing security evaluation and certification schemes by offering an innovative evaluation methodology that integrates security, trust, efficiency and freedom infringement assessment dimensions. The proposed scheme will be based on a taxonomy encompassing a variety of security products and services across applications, taking into account the varying roles of a diverse stakeholder community including manufacturers, regulatory and certification bodies, data protection authorities and end users.


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Data Transparancy Lab

DTL is an inter-institutional collaboration, seeking to create a global community of technologists, researchers, policymakers and industry representatives working to advance online personal data transparency through scientific research and design.


FastPass establishes and demonstrates a modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates at European borders addressing security, mobility, and harmonisation challenges. The aim is to provide a solution facilitating both the border crossing for the traveller and the identity controls for border guards, while respecting data protection and privacy issues. FastPass is based on an innovative reference architecture, applied in an end-user centric way. A demonstration and evaluation at an air, land and sea border will be implemented in three Member States.

Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups.


TRIALOG is a consulting company which provides expertise for innovative technologies in embedded and industrial systems. We help our clients to manage increasingly complex software and systems in different areas (smart grid, intelligent transport systems, internet of things, mobility, ICT for ageing). We develop for them original solutions in engineering technology. In the area of privacy, TRIALOG provides consulting, support and tools for privacy engineering and privacy impact assessment.


P5, The Privacy Preserving Perimeter Protection Project, is a European and FP7 funded project for the protection of critical infrastructures to benefit the sustainability of society and future well-being of the European Citizens. Our vision is an intelligent perimeter proactive surveillance system that works robustly under a wide range of weather and lighting conditions. The system will monitor the region outside the security area of critical buildings and infrastructures, and give an early warning if terrestrial or airborne threats are approaching. The envisioned system will support, rather than replace, a human operator. A low false alarm rate from animals or other innocuous events, combined with high threat detection sensitivity and privacy standards, are central ambitions of the project.

Knowledge Centre Open Data of Delft University of Technology

The Knowledge Centre Open Data of Delft University of Technology focuses on the governance of open geo-data; how current institutional, legal and organisational barriers may best be overcome; and which frameworks should be developed to optimise the sharing of open geo-data by governments, knowledge institutes, companies and citizens. TU Delft’s OTB participates, along with Tilburg University’s TILT and other stakeholders, in the Safeguarding data Protection in an Open data World (SPOW) project, which aims at the creation of a legal construct to balance open data interests and data protection rights in the context of the development of smart cities.


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SPonsors AND PARTNERS 2016