The 33rd Annual Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners took place on 1-3 November 2011 in Mexico City and was titled ‘Privacy: The Global Age’.
The main focus of the conference was to explore ways for building the relationships and tools necessary to protect the data of individuals beyond national borders.
The activities in Mexico City started on 31 October with a preconference entitled ‘Privacy as Freedom’, followed on 1 November by two events organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada.
The conference was a great opportunity for data protection stakeholders in Europe to meet colleagues from Canada, the United States, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and other jurisdictions around the world.
The closing session adopted a few resolutions, amongst which the so-called Mexico Declaration. This declaration urges selected stakeholders to effectively cooperate in order to confront the new challenges. One of the main challenges is how to effectively enforce data protection in a world of 'big data'. The list of distinguished speakers included Peter Hustinx, EDPS, and Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant Supervisor who moderated sessions of the conference.
More information on the Conference website.