European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

IPEN Rome Workshop 2019

IPEN Rome Workshop 2019

IPEN Rome Workshop 2019

Organised by:

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS)


Tuesday, June 12 2019, from 9:30 – 17:00


LUISS Guido Carli

Viale Romania 32, 00197

Rome, Italy

We warmly invite you to our next workshop in Rome on 12 June 2019. The event takes place just before the Annual Privacy Forum 2019 organised by ENISA (on 13-14 June, at the same venue).

Towards an operational definition of state of the art in data protection by design – Current state and future trends

The Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) aims to bring together privacy experts from engineering fields with those of other disciplines, such as law, policy, economics etc.

The objective of this cooperation is to achieve an understanding of the technological requirements of privacy by design between all experts, which allows designers and developers to understand which privacy related choices they have in the design process, and how they should integrate privacy and data protection criteria in the decisions they take during the process. At the same time, any other parties involved in the design and development process, or concerned with its outcome, such as business managers, marketers, regulators and privacy counsels of DPOs in organisation should understand what the technological options are. The different groups involved should develop a common language which allows them to communicate about obligations, requirements, options and choices in a meaningful way.

Since the entry into force of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the need to consider data protection in the design of technological solutions changed from a best practice and implicit necessity into a legal obligation. Therefore, Both controllers and developers and operators of data processing operations on the one side and regulators and legal experts on the other side need to understand what should be considered “state of the art” in “data protection by design”, what is below standard, and what is advancing the level of data protection.

Up till now, IPEN supported a general exploration of the concepts at stake, clarified their interpretation, and provided a platform for showcasing available privacy friendly solutions.

The next step is to get more specific and to identify what the state of the art in data protection by design is and will be in concrete and specific fields of application. In this workshop, we will launch a discussion on this issue for several areas of application. We are currently working on the draft agenda, which will provide further details.

We invite participation from all experts who can contribute to this discussion based on their experience as privacy experts in an organisation or in a regulatory body, as developers and designers of solutions, as developers and managers of technology driven business.

The IPEN workshop will aim to produce first drafts of concrete privacy enhancing measures for each of the areas addressed, covering the current state of the art as well as promising developments.

The discussion will not be exhaustive. In addition to the field specific analysis, we will also learn about the usability of this approach for wider and other areas than those covered in the workshop.

Registration details

The workshop is free of charge. Participants will carry their own expenses.

To register for the workshop, please send an email to stating your full name, affiliation and whether you consent to:

•          sharing your contact details among the participants of the workshop for networking purposes;

•          using your contact details to invite you to future similar events;

•          taking photos and record videos of you during the workshop for publishing them on our intranet, internet site and other EDPS social channels (Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube).

For more information on how we process your personal data, please read the Data Protection Notice.

For more information about IPEN, check the IPEN homepage, the IPEN Wiki or consider joining the IPEN mailing list.