European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

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)


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


LUISS Guido Carli
Viale Romania 32, 00197
Rome, Italy


Access to the live streaming

We invite you to the next IPEN workshop in Rome on 12 June 2019. (The event is followed by the Annual Privacy Forum 2019 organised by ENISA on 13-14 June, at the same venue).

The ‘state of the art’ in data protection by design – Current state and future trends

Since the entry into force of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Regulation for European Institutions (EDPR), 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.
IPEN has traditionally explored in general the concepts at stake, clarified their interpretation, and provided a platform for showcasing available privacy friendly solutions.
At this year’s IPEN workshop, we will endeavour to launch a discussion on specific examples of the state of the art in data protection by design. Experts from academia, the industry, and public authorities will give brief presentations on four key areas:
•    State of the art: The introductory speech will present the concept of state of the art in the field of law, information security and privacy engineering.
•    Monetizing without surveillance - implementing Privacy by Design business models: Is monetization without surveillance possible? In this session, panellists will present emerging ways of creating business models based on privacy-friendly technologies.
•    Privacy engineering: Two sessions will focus on embedding data protection by design, for example in the process of software development or the Internet of Things. Experts will provide insights on specific methodological challenges and discuss possible approaches.
•    Anonymization, De-identification: The GDPR pays significant attention to de-identification and anonymization. With various techniques modifying data in significantly different ways, under what circumstances can the controller and the data subject assume that the data is no longer related to an identifiable individual? A Keynote by Prof. Maurizio Naldi and a panel session will discuss what should be considered state of the art technology.

Registration details

Registration is now closed but we have started a waiting list: please, follow the instructions below and we will let you know if and when a space becomes available.

For those who will not be able to come, we will offer a livestream of the event and make the talks available online afterwards.

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).
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