In this session, you can find an overview of events, conferences and meetings the EDPS organises or participates in. Please check our speaking engagements policy if you want to invite us to speak during an event.


Festival of Europe - Open Day of the European institutions, Brussels

The office of the European Data Protection Supervisor will take part to the Festival of Europe organised in Brussels by the European institutions and the city of Brussels.

From 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, staff members of the EDPS will welcome visitors at their information stand in the European Parliament premises (ASP Building, "Main Street").

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the protection of their personal data and test their knowledge in a quiz. Within the correct answers, a random draw will award 20 USB sticks  of 8 GB to participants.

Visit the EDPS stand to learn more about your data protection rights!

Please find below the quiz with the right answers.
Available languages: English, French, Dutch

EDPS celebrates Data Protection Day - 5th edition

The Member States of the Council of Europe and the European institutions and bodies will celebrate European Data Protection Day for the fifth time. This date marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe's Convention 108 on the protection of personal data, the first legally binding international instrument related to the field of data protection.

The event will give the EDPS and Data Protection Officers the opportunity to focus on raising awareness among EU staff of their rights and obligations regarding data protection - these rights and obligations are set out in the EU Data Protection Regulation , the implementation of which is supervised by the EDPS.

To mark the event, a one-day information stand will be set up on three consecutive days in the main EU institutions:

  • Council: 26 January 2011; 11.00 - 15.00
    Justus Lipsius Building, Atrium
  • European Commission: 27 January 2011; 11.00 - 15.00
    Berlaymont building , main entrance hall (Piazza, close to the restaurant)
  • European Parliament: 28 January 2011; 11.00 - 15.00
    ASP building, main street

Visitors will be invited to participate to a quiz on data protection in the European administration. Within the correct answers, a prize draw will award 20 secure USB keys.

A video message of Peter Hustinx, EDPS, and Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant Supervisor, outlining the main priorities and developments in the field of data portection in 2011 has been circulated to EU staff members and made available on the Videos page of the website.

The EDPS will also participate to a serie of events, including the three-day annual Conference "Computers, Privacy & Data Protection" ("CPDP 2011") organised by academics from all over Europe, and a celebration event jointly organised by the European Commission and the Council of Europe in Brussels.

Please find below the data protection quiz with the 6 right answers.
Available languages: English

International Conference of Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners, Jerusalem

The 32nd Annual Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners will take place on 27-29 October 2010 in Jerusalem. The title of the conference is “Privacy: Generations”. It refers to a new generation of technologies (like mobile devices, biometrics, RFID and cloud computing) and to a new generation of users posting personal information and communicating with friends and colleagues on social networks. This may in turn require a new generation of governance relating to privacy issues.
The programme reflects this focus on new issues and includes many of the subjects that are currently being widely discussed, such as privacy by design, accountability, behavioural targeting and the right to oblivion. The list of distinguished speakers includes three representatives of the EDPS: Peter Hustinx, Giovanni Buttarelli and Rosa Barcelo.
The activities in Jerusalem will start on 26 October with an event organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) marking the 30th anniversary of the OECD Privacy Guidelines.

More information on the Conference website.


ICT 2010: Digitally driven, Brussels

This biennial event has become a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors, and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. ICT 2010 will focus on policy priorities such as Europe's Digital Agenda and the 2011-2012 financial programme (€2.8 billion) of the European Union for funding research and innovation in ICT.

Come and join the EDPS at the Commission stand.