16th Computers, Privacy & Data Protection – CPDP Conference in Brussels

From 24– 26 May 2023 the 16th International Conference “Computers, Privacy & Data Protection – CPDP” took place in Brussels, Belgium, offering cutting-edge discussions in legal, regulatory, academic, and technological development in privacy and data protection. LeADS was present in panels and activities during the three days of the Conference.

Prof. Paul De Hert, one of LeADS supervisors, gave the Conference’s opening speech, introducing the new activities and the main topics discussed in 2023, such as the EDPB elections and the future of data protection in Europe in the face of recent EU Regulations.

Following the introduction, LeADS collaborator, Arianna Rossi of the SnT University of Luxembourg was one of the speakers at the panel “Measuring dark patterns and their harms: A multidisciplinary, Antecipatory Perspective”, organized by one of LeADS beneficiary Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg (LU), exploring the harms posed by dark patterns – such as the cookie banners – and how to address them. Arianna was also a workshop facilitator at the workshop “Personalised Privacy; How can we leverage personalisation for better privacy protection?” organized by Maastricht University, Law and Tech Lab.

On the second day of the Conference, LeADS ESR Barbara Lazarotto was a panelist at a panel on “The Underuse of Personal Data, Its Opportunity, Costs, and EU Policies” organized by the University of Turin, which focused on how the underuse of personal data can pose risks to society, such as hindering technological development of health research.

Other LeADS ESRs Fatma Dogan, Soumia El Mestari, Onntje Henrichs, Xengie Doan, and Aizhan Abdrassulova also attended the Conference, where they had the opportunity to join in interesting discussions on their research topics.