21/1/2020 10:00 AM
21/1/2020 12:00 AM
European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli Room (Ground Floor)
Rue Montoyer 30, 1000Brussels, Belgium

Event Description

IPEN 2020Panel on Web Track

Exposing and limiting web tracking - technology, design, litigation and enforcement


European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

Giovanni Buttarelli Room (Ground Floor)

RueMontoyer 30

1000Brussels, Belgium


IPEN events bring together privacy experts and engineers from public authorities, industry, academia and civil society to discuss relevant challenges and developments for the technological implementation of data protection and privacy.

The first IPEN event of 2020 will be focussing on web tracking, which over the years has become more pervasive and problematic. Web tracking is an issue tightly linked to technology, and new technologies are emerging to help identify and fight unlawful web tracking.

ThisIPEN event will showcase the efforts by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) to increasingly enforce the relevant provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) and the ePrivacy Directive, and by consumer protection organisations to use legal means to curb web tracking. A software provider is trying to offer an alternative to the prevailing financing model for the web. On an internet where websites have become increasingly complex and dependant on third party components, website owners appreciate having the tools to assess the webtracking activities on their websites. Equally, website visitors would also be empowered if they could do some test on the visited websites to check for webtrackers. As part of the answer, the event will showcase the Website EvidenceCollector, made publicly available by the European Data Protection Supervisor.


10:00-10:30 Registration (coffee and tea will be served)

10:30-10:40 Opening statement by Wojciech WIEWIOROWSKI, European Data Protection Supervisor

10:40-11:50 Panel discussion with

·      Isabelle BUSCKE, German consumer organisation VZBV

·      Jelle MAKKINGA, Senior Inspector, Dutch DPA AutoriteitPersoonsgegevens

·      Xabier LAREO, Technology & Security Officer,EDPS

·      Panos Papadopoulos, Security Researcher , Brave Software

·      Achim KLABUNDE, Adviser to the Supervisor, EDPS (moderator)

11:50-12:00 Conclusion by Thomas ZERDICK, Head of Unit “Information Technology Policy”, EDPS

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