LeADS Conference on Data Ethics and Governance

The LeADS project is organising a conference, titled “Data Ethics and Governance: Unravelling the Complexities of Privacy, Fairness, and Access in the Digital Era“, in a hybrid mode at U-Residency (VUB Etterbeek Campus) on Monday, 15th January 2024. For the remote participation, you may join us here.

Below you can find the detailed programme:

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome and introductory remarks

Prof. Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Dept. of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus

Panel 1: Challenges and Opportunities in Fair Machine Learning, Data Access, and Governance 

14:05 – 14:15 Introduction

Chair: Prof. Giovanni Comandé, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

14:15 – 14:35 The Flawed Foundations of Fair Machine Learning

Robert Poe (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) and Soumia El Mestari (University of Luxemburg)

14:35 – 14:55 Measuring data access and re-use in the European legal framework, from GDPR to Data Act

Tommaso Crepax (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna), Mitisha Gaur (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) and Barbara Lazarotto (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

14:55 – 15:15 Data Collaborative with the use of Decentralized Learning

Maciej Zuziak (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), Onntje Hinrichs (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and Aizhan Abdrassulova (Jagiellonian University)

15:15 – 15:35 Discussion


  • Dr. Laura Drechsler, KU Leuven
  • Dr. Katarzyna Poludniak, Jagiellonian University
  • Prof. Gabriele Lenzini, University of Luxemburg 

15:35 – 15:50 Q&A

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee break

Panel 2Data Privacy, Minimization, and Governance in Personal (and Sensitive) Data

16:10 – 16:20 Introduction

Chair: Prof. Gianclaudio Malgieri, University of Leiden

16:20 – 16:40 Contribution to data minimisation for personal data and trade secrets

Qifan Yang (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) and Cristian Lepore (University of Toulouse III)

16:40 – 17:00 Transparency and relevancy of direct-to-consumer genetic testing privacy & consent policies in EU

Xengie Doan (University of Luxemburg) and Fatma Sumeyra Dogan (Jagiellonian University)

17:00 – 17:20  From Data Governance by Design to Data Governance as a Service

Armend Duzha (University of Piraeus), Christos Magkos (University of Piraeus), and Louis Sahi (University of Toulouse III)

17:20 – 17:45 Discussion


  • Prof. Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk, Jagiellonian University
  • Dr. Arianna Rossi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
  • Dr. Afonso Ferreira, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Prof. Michail Philipakis, University of Pireaus

17:45 – 18:00 Q&A

Participation is free and open to all.

We are looking forward to sharing our research and having fruitful discussions surrounding our project.