European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

IPEN 2020 Online Workshop

IPEN 2020 Online Workshop

IPEN 2020 Online Workshop

IPEN workshops 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 EDPS cordially invites you to join the first online IPEN workshop, to be held:

Wednesday 3 June 2020, from 9:30 – 12:30

Kindly hosted by TU Delft on their Big Blue Button online learning platform.

Connection details will be published on this page in this space the evening before the event.

State of the art in encryption & its role as a safeguard for data protection and privacy

The workshop will focus on the state of the art in encryption and its role for protection of privacy and personal data. The aim is to help all parties involved to make the best use of encryption technologies, by promoting the understanding of already available technologies, and encouraging their development and usage in the context of processing of personal data.


9:15 – 9:30

The virtual room will open at 9:15 CET. Please connect in advance of the Welcome!

9:30 – 09:45


  • Introduction to the session, explaining format and content

Thomas Zerdick, EDPS

9:45 – 10:00

Keynote: Data protection needs encryption

GDPR requirements for encryption, what is needed for a EU-wide approach to encryption etc.

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, EDPS

10.00 – 10.45

Keynote: Cryptography for data protection and privacy, state of the art, developments and challenges (e.g. quantum computing)

Prof. Bart Preneel, KU Leuven

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Chat/Networking break

11:15 - 12.30

Presentations session

Moderation: Massimo Attoresi, EDPS

11:15– 11:35

Digital communications and encryption at the time of Covid19: a legal-tech approach

Stefano Leucci,

Iraklis Symeonidis

11:35 - 11:45


11:45 – 12:00

Enforcing the GDPR rules on encryption, and challenges (not only) to the current technology

Marit Hansen, Data Protection Commissioner of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

12:00 – 12:15


12:15 – 12:30

Session closing

Achim Klabunde, EDPS

12:30 – 13:15

Networking Chat

The workshop is free of charge.

The workshop will be recorded. Should you wish not to be recorded as participant, please simply mute your audio and disable your video feed.

This is a public event and no registration is necessary.

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For more information about the Internet Privacy Engineering Network, please check the IPEN homepage and the IPEN Wiki.

We will continue to update this page with more details as they become available.