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Day 1, the 7th of October

8:30 – 9:00          Registration and welcome pack

9:00 – 09:30        Opening & welcome from the organisers

Thomas Engel, Vice-Director of SnT, University of Luxembourg

Jakub Boratynski, Head of the Trust and Security Unit, EC DG CONNECT

Steve Purser, Head of Operational Department, ENISA

09:30 – 10:00     Keynote – Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, EDPS

10:00 – 10:30     Keynote – Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, NIST

10:30 – 10:45     Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15     Session I   Measuring Privacy

Session chair: Rolf von Roessing, ISACA 

Towards Measuring Maturity of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies, Marit Hansen, Jaap-Henk Hoepman and Meiko Jensen Presentation

Formal Accountability for Biometric Surveillance: A Case Study, Vinh Thong Ta, Denis Butin and Daniel Le Metayer

Increasing transparency & privacy for Online Social Network users – USEMP value model, scoring framework & legal, Adrian Popescu, Mireille Hildebrandt, Jonas Breuer, Rob Heyman, Shenja van der Graaf, Laurence Claeys, Symeon Papadopoulos, George Petkos, David Lund, Theodoros Michalareas, Timotheos Kastrinogiannis, Apostolos Kousaridas, Etienne Gadeski, Hervé Le Borgne and Katja de Vries Presentation

A Data Protection Impact Assessment Methodology for Cloud, Rehab Alnemr, Erdal Cayirci, Lorenzo Dalla Corte, Alexandr Garaga, Ronald Leenes, Rodney Mhungu, Siani Pearson, Chris Reed, Anderson Santana De Oliveira, Dimitra Stefanatou, Katerina Tetrimida and Asma Vranaki       


12:15 – 13:30     Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30     Keynote – Charles Raab, Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh


14:30 – 16:00     Session II Rules and Principles

Session chair: Stefan Schiffner, NIS expert, ENISA

Courteous Sensors - Rules and Methodology, Wernher Behrendt       

Privacy-ABCs as a Case for Studying the Adoption of PETs by Users and Service Providers,  Ioannis Krontiris, Ahmad Sabouri, Kai Rannenberg, Zinaida Benenson, Anna Girard and Peter Schoo


Revocable Privacy: Principles, Use Cases, and Technologies, Wouter Lueks, Maarten Everts and Jaap-Henk Hoepman

PIP: A (Privacy) Injection Pattern for Inserting Privacy Patterns in Software,  Naureen Ali, Dawn Jutla and Peter Bodorik Presentation


16:00 – 16:15     Coffee break

16:15 – 18:45     Special session: Multidisciplinary aspects of Privacy by design

The concept of Privacy by Design has in recent years been developed in the field of engineering and also been worded as a legal principle. This illustrates that in order for Privacy by Design to work in practice and become a reality in the Industry, experts from different disciplines (technical, legal, business) should learn to work together. Each one has a role to play to deliver products and services that take into account privacy from the start. PbD is about organizational change. Is law the right tool for PbD to reach business practices? How can ongoing standardization initiatives take this reality into account? How can those who ultimately stand to profit from PbD – users and citizens – become involved in PbD processes?  The purpose of the special session, consisting of a keynote and a panel, is to support the development of a wider framework for PbD: beyond a purely legal view, beyond a regulatory view, beyond a purely technical view. We want to work towards PbD as a multidisciplinary and also very practical undertaking, towards developing a repository of materials, case studies (both of successes and of failures) and lessons learned, collaboration options, etc.   

Session Chairs:

Bettina Berendt, DTAI / Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven, Belgium

Fanny Coudert, ICRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT, KU Leuven, Belgium

Pagona Tsormpatzoudi, ICRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT, KU Leuven, Belgium

Keynote: Privacy and data protection by design - cross-over of multiple disciplines

Marit Hansen, Privacy & Information Commissioner of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


Panel: Putting Privacy by Design into Practice: A multidisciplinary challenge

Panel Chair: Antonio Kung, CTO Trialog, France


Dan Bogdanov, Product manager for Sharemind, Cybernetica, Estonia

Matthias Pocs, Consumer representative and data protection expert, European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC), Belgium

David Stevens, Data Protection Officer, Telenet Belgium, Belgium


20:00                  Dinner

                Logistics and details HERE



Day 2, the 8th of October


08:30 – 09:00     Keynote – Paul Nemitz, Director Fundamental rights and citizenship, EC DG Justice

09:00 – 09:30     Keynote – Gwendal le Grand, Director of technology and innovation, CNIL

09:30 – 10:30     Panel I: Ethical approach to data processing

The panel will look at the need to assess the ethical dimension of new ways of using personal information based on Big Data and the Internet of Things. Challenges go beyond the application of the data protection rules. An ethical approach to data processing recognises that feasible, useful or profitable does not equal sustainable. It requires technologists to respond to their responsibility towards society.

Panel Chair: Achim Klabunde, Head of Sector IT Policy, EDPS


Sarah Spiekermann, professor, chair of the Institute for Management Information Systems at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria 

Gloria Gonzalez Fuster, researcher, VUB, Belgium

Bernd Stahl, professor, director of Centre for Computing and Social Resonsability, De Montfort University, UK


10:30 – 10:45     Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15     Session III Legal and Economic Perspectives

Session Chair: Zoltan Precsenyi, Senior Manager Government Affairs EMEA, Symantec

Surveillance of electronic communications in Republic of Serbia, Milana Pisaric

Legal and technical perspectives in Data Sharing agreemetns definition, Claudio Caimi, Carmela Gambardella, Mirko Manea, Marinella Petrocchi and Debora Stella Presentation

Towards Reinventing Online Privacy , Gabriela Gheorghe and Thomas Engel



12:15 – 13:15     Lunch break

13:15 – 14:15     Panel II: Privacy in the era of big data

This panel will look at specific issues of technical approaches to ensuring privacy with a particular focus on the use of personal information for pharmaceutical research. It will examine platforms that implement the privacy-by-design principle and also give the user the technical tools to control the use of his/her data. It will study the state of the art in the area of anonymisation as well as the legal framework conditions as the evolve.

Panel chair: Malte Beyer- Katzenberger, EC DG CONNECT


Angela Brandt, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Giuseppe d'Acquisto, Italian Data Protection Authority, Italy  Presentation

Edwin Morley-Fletcher, Lynkeus srl, Italy


14:15 – 15:15     Keynote – Bart Preneel, Professor, KU Leuven

Slides available here

15:15 – 15:30     Coffee break


 15:30 – 16:30     Panel III: Economics of PETs

Privacy on the Internet is one of the most important and widely discussed topics that has become a concern. Emerging business models of huge companies are built upon the collection and analysis of digital traces (or even personal information) of Internet users. On the contrary, there are attempts to create businesses by empowering users with tools that help them to retain control over their data. What is the actual demand for privacy enhancing techniques by businesses and individuals? Are there sustainable business areas for this field? Are existing technologies mature enough to meet the real needs? How to communicate the value of privacy to the end-users and convince them to benefit from the additional asset that privacy enhancing techniques bring? The panel session will address these issues by including speakers from industry, academia, as well as stakeholders and governmental bodies working in the field.

Panel Chair: Steve Kenny, University of Luxembourg


Georges Wantz, CNPD, Luxembourg

Chris Smith, Privitar, UK

Otto Spaniol, University of luxembourg and RWTH Aachen University

Per Hagero, Technology neXus AB, Luxembourg



16:30 – 17:00     Wrap up – closure