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 organised the first online IPEN workshop, on:

Wednesday 3 June 2020

with a  focus on the state of the art in encryption and its role for protection of privacy and personal data. The event was designed to promote the understanding of already available encryption technologies, and encourage their development and usage in the context of processing of personal data.

Please click on the links provided in the agenda below to related recordings.


•    Introduction to the session, explaining format and content


Thomas Zerdick, EDPS



Watch Keynote: Data protection needs encryption
GDPR requirements for encryption, what is needed for a EU-wide approach to encryption

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, EDPS

Watch Keynote: Cryptography for data protection and privacy


Prof. Bart Preneel, KU Leuven

Presentation Sessions

Moderation: Massimo Attoresi, EDPS


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

Stefano Leucci,

Iraklis Symeonidis

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

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

Session closing

Achim Klabunde, EDPS


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