Hong Kong will host the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), which is set to take place at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel from 25-29 September 2017. The conference is an annual event which brings together more than one hundred privacy and data protection authorities from across the world to discuss the future of data protection and privacy. It consists of a closed session, for accredited members of the ICDPPC only, as well as an open session, which all members of the international data protection community are welcome to attend.
This year's conference will focus on the theme of connecting the West with the East, addressing the different concepts and regulations relating to privacy in the East and West and the applicability of western models of data protection in Asia and elsewhere.
For more information on the 2017 International Conference, visit the website.
In 2018, the International Conference will return to Europe, where the EDPS and the Commission for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Bulgaria will take over as joint hosts of the International Conference. For more information read the joint Press Statement.
"Thinking local, acting global, exploring common values that underpin privacy", side event organised by the EDPS, the UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy and Digital Asia Hub at the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), Hong Kong, China