Programme Overview

The programme may be subject to changes. Please consult the full Programme Schedule on this website for the detailed programme and updates.


The Privacy Symposium will give the floor to over 200 top-level speakers in more than 80 sessions over 5 days, from April 17 to 21, 2023. The conference provides a unique opportunity to meet with and learn from data protection authorities, practitioners and researchers who will gather to discuss the latest developments and future evolution of data protection. It aims at facilitating international dialogue, cooperation and convergence. It is also designed to enable each participant to develop new perspectives on data protection and compliance and to acquire first-hand knowledge from top experts.


The programme of the upcoming Privacy Symposium edition is organised in several thematic tracks of sessions on data protection: ( click on each title )

This track will focus on International Cooperation and Convergence in Data Protection Regulations and International Standards. It will address and discuss the most recent and upcoming evolutions in data protection regulations at national, regional and international levels. It intends to explore the potential for international cooperation and convergence in the domain of data protection and privacy law.

This track will focus on effective implementation and compliance with data protection laws. It will give the floor to data protection authorities, practitioners and other stakeholders to shed light and share their views on how to best comply with the rules. It will also explore grey areas and challenges to be addressed.

This track will focus on data protection compliance with emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse, Quantum, Blockchain. It will bring together technology experts and data protection authorities to discuss technology related challenges and opportunities for data protection.
This track will focus on the question of trust and accountability. It will discuss the instruments, tools and solutions to support data protection, including Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET). It will discuss topics such as data pseudonymization, anonymization and synthetic data, as well as certification and other accountability mechanisms.
This track will focus on the human, social and economic aspects of data protection compliance. It will discuss the impact on the society, as well as the economic dimension of privacy. It will explore how data protection compliance is changing our way of life and the way the economy works.

This track will focus on challenges and solutions to secure and protect personal data. It will address cybersecurity related threats and concerns, as well as technology developments to support data protection by design and by default, including authentication and encryption mechanisms. 

This track will focus on research and innovation in the domain of data protection and compliance. It will involve the research community, both academic and industrial research, together with authorities and practitioners to review and discuss the latest research and development results.
The “Deep Dive In” sessions will offer a selection of longer sessions of two hours designed to help DPOs and practitioners comply with complex regulatory obligations: one hour to listen from top experts and authorities, followed by one hour of open question and answers with the audience.
In addition, the conference is hosting several special programmes:
The conference opened a Call for Papers whose selected papers will be presented in Venice in a specific track of sessions and will be published by Springer.
 Several social and networking events are planned, including:
  • A Meetup on 17 April
  • A Welcome Reception on 18 April
  • Networking coffee breaks

The detailed programme programme is available in the Programme Schedule page.

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