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Event Partners are academic consortia, research projects, think tanks and other research organisations who organise a CPDP2020 panel.

THE MOST WOW! MEETING VENUE IN BRUSSELS AREA 42 offers an experience in an “out of the box” meeting venue set in an inspiring chic and cozy location designed by a team of contemporary artists. With its dedicated original works, its designer furniture, its exclusive prototypes, its rare and prestigious materials, the venue has its own truly unique identity.

BBMRI-ERIC is a distributed research infrastructure for biobanks and biomolecular resources and consists of 19 Member States and one International Organisation. BBMRI-ERIC aims to establish, operate and develop a pan-European distributed research infrastructure of biobanks and biomolecular resources in order to facilitate the access to resources as well as facilities and to support high quality biomolecular and medical research. BBMRI-ERIC operates on a non-economic basis. The activities of BBMRI-ERIC are politically neutral and guided by the following values: pan-European in scope, combined with scientific excellence, transparency, openness, responsiveness, ethical awareness, legal compliance and human values.

The Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab is hosted by the Institute for Information Law, at the University of Amsterdam. The Lab studies the societal impact of blockchain technologies from a law and policy perspective. It engages in research into fundamental questions regarding the development of blockchain technologies such as: How are blockchain applications governed? What internal factors contribute to the success of a blockchain application? How do different societal domains deal with blockchain technologies and their potential disruptive effect? What are the most important regulatory issues around blockchain applications, and what are our policy alternatives?

The council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members states of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states.

The German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein – DAV) is the oldest independent and representative body of the German legal profession, democratically legitimated by voluntary membership. We are representing the interests of more than 160.000 Lawyers in Germany. Being politically independent, the DAV represents and promotes the professional and economic interests of the German legal profession. Founded in 1871, the DAV has today over 63.000 members organised in more than 250 local bar associations, including 13 local bar associations abroad.

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a centre of expertise for cyber security in Europe. The Agency is actively contributing to a high level of network and information security (NIS) within the Union, since it was set up in 2004, to the development of a culture of NIS in society and in order to raise awareness of NIS, thus contributing to proper functioning of the internal market. ENISA works closely together with Members States and private sector to deliver advice and solutions. This includes, the pan-European Cyber Security Exercises, the development of National Cyber Security Strategies, CSIRTs cooperation and capacity building, but also studies on secure cloud adoption, addressing data protection issues, privacy enhancing technologies and privacy on emerging technologies, eIDs and trust services, and identifying the cyber threat landscape, and others. ENISA also supports the development and implementation of the European Union's policy and law on matters relating to NIS.

The European Centre on Privacy & Cybersecurity (ECPC), at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law, offers a complete track of executive education to meet the needs of professionals dealing with privacy, data protection and cybersecurity. In order to support the development of education tracks, ECPC brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers active in areas of fundamental rights, data privacy, transparency and confidentiality, IT, data security, and more. Today’s professionals are required to deal with new regulations and ongoing developments in the privacy and cybersecurity market; ECPC is the place where they can create their own learning path and continue developing themselves in the fast-changing market where they need to act.

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.

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 1,200 active standards and more than 650 standards under development. Our standards drive the functionality, capabilities, and interoperability of a variety of products and services that transform the way people live, work, and communicate.

The research mission of iCIS is to improve the security and reliability of computer-based systems and algorithms through mathematically founded theories, methods and tools. On the one hand the applicability of the institute’s methods and tools is validated by tackling these problems, as encountered in society, industry, and other scientific disciplines. On the other hand, research problems are abstracted from concrete problems encountered in reality. Alongside its research ambitions, it is iCIS’ mission to deliver PhD graduates capable of working at the appropriate level of abstraction that allows them to keep an overview over developments, with the skills to extend knowledge boundaries, and with an analytical and critical mind-set.

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.

LSEC is an internationally renowned Information security cluster, a not for profit organization that has the objective to promote Information Security and Privacy best practices in Europe. Founded by the University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven), supported by European Commission FP7 and leading a unique PAN European Private partnership that interacts with Public Institutions, LSEC connects industry experts, research institutes and universities, government agencies, end users, funding bodies and technical experts who are driving national and European research agendas. LSEC activities aim to raise awareness, support innovation and competitiveness of the European IT- Security market and promote the visibility of its members.

Since 2002 Lexxion has established itself as a dynamic legal publisher based in Berlin focusing on niche areas of European law and policy. Our core areas of competences include EU competition, data protection, substances and environmental law, as well as exciting new projects in emerging technologies and digitalisation. In all these fields Lexxion publishes journals, books and blogs, and hosts conferences, trainings and seminars for legal professionals, academics and policy makers. Through our various knowledge platforms, we work with the thought leaders in these legal fields and help provide an expert, unbiased analysis that can shape the future of Europe.

PANELFIT is an EU Horizon 2020 project dealing with changes in the regulation of ICT research and innovation. It is expected that stakeholders, policy makers, and end users adapt to them as soon as possible. This, however, might be hard, especially for SMEs. PANELFIT aims at facilitating this adaptation process by producing a set of editable, open access Guidelines, validated by two data protection agencies. Once produced, they will serve as operational standards able to reduce the ethical and legal issues posed by ICT technologies while promoting innovation and market growth, enabling high-quality job creation and ensuring an adequate level of privacy and security/cybersecurity.

Privacy Salon vzw is a non-profit organisation founded by Paul de Hert, Rosamunde van Brakel and Ulrich Seldeslachts in 2014. Privacy Salon vzw builds upon the wealth of experience and network of the interdisciplinary research group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the well-known Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conferences and the European Network of Security Professionals, Research and Industry (LSEC). Privacy Salon co-organises the annual conference of CPDP, as well as numerous public side events focusing on legal and societal issues posed by current and future technologies, including an annual art exhibition.

PinG is a professional academic journal specialising in privacy, data protection, and compliance. The journal provides an international forum on topics dealing with the practical implementation of corporate privacy as well as with new developments in data protection and privacy law. PinG is particularly interested in international submissions (in both English and German) that focus on issues encountered by practicing professionals but also welcomes work on the theoretical foundations of data protection and privacy. The journal is published by Erich Schmidt Verlag, one of the leading academic publishing houses in Germany. Visit us for more information and free trial issues.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel is an internationally oriented university in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Through tailor-made high quality research and education, VUB wants to contribute in an active and committed way to a better society for tomorrow.