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38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

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Dr Edyta Bielak-Jomaa, the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection participated in the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners organised by the Moroccan Data Protection Authority on 17-20 October 2016 in Marrakech.

International Conferences are the most important meetings devoted to privacy and data protection issues held regularly for 38 years. They are attended by European data protection commissioners, including the European Data Protection Supervisor, as well as commissioners from all over the world, representatives of UE institutions, governments, reknown experts in this field, academics, national and international human rights organisations, as well as business representatives.

On 17-18 October 2016 the closed session, i.e. annual meeting gathering exclusively privacy and data protection commissioner from all over the world, was held. The main topics touched upon during this year’s closed session related to artificial intelligence, robotics and encryption.

On 19-20 October 2016 the open session of the 38th International Conference was held. The discussed themes included: privacy and personal data protection as a driver for sustainable development; reflections on how to reconcile security and privacy; technology and science trends and their impact on privacy, as well as digital education.  

Within the framework of the International Conference, the subsequent PHAEDRA II Project Workshop was also held. The meeting hosted again by the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection was devoted to cooperation of European Data Protection Authorities from the perspective of „trust”. During 3 panels of the Workshop among others the rules and legal bases for cooperation, as well as IT tools for enhanced cooperation were discussed. For more information on the PHAEDRA II Project please visit our website.

Detailed information on the Conference and the programme is available at: https://www.privacyconference2016.org/.