Online 9 November – 18 December 2020

A Web Series for the New Age in European Privacy

Join us for expert-led sessions exploring issues such as cookie data, international data transfers, Schrems II, privacy programmes and organisational accountability, e-privacy and privacy in a pandemic.

Now online, Europe’s #1 forum for privacy professionals brings the data protection policy debate, multi-level strategic thinking and thought-provoking discussion to you. Create your own customised programme of data protection learning from a rich menu of web events at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress Online.

With Europe’s privacy regulations evolving rapidly, you can get ahead of the changes by registering for Congress Online sessions today.

Online 10 -12 December 2020


Held at the end of the year that has been challenging, disruptive and transformative in so many ways, MyData Online 2020 will look beyond the immediate inclinations of the pandemic and its health, economic, social and digital implications to put technology and data into rescue.

Held 10 – 12 of December the MyData Online 2020 will help unleash the enormous potential of innovations based on personal data. It will highlight the existing cases and provide opportunities to build cross-sectoral international collaborations and boost future developments in the area of human-centric data sharing.


MyData is a global community of people working towards human-centric data economy:

Covers all sectors; Business, Legal, Tech and Society,
Gathers activists of a human-centric data economy,
Brings together thought leaders of a human-centric data economy,
Provides platform for innovators in tech of a human-centric data economy.


Friday 11th December. 08.45 - 10.15 (UTC+0)
Session: From Strategy to Practice – Data Intermediaries in the EU


  • To highlight key elements of MyData Operators and aspects of the EU Data Strategy for making intermediary models realistic.
  • To investigate the alignment of the EU Data Strategy with theoretical models and spur a discourse about the necessary steps for creating legal, technological and market conditions to support the emergence of data intermediaries in practice.

Session host: Zohar Efroni and Nikolaos Laoutaris


  • Dr. Arianna, Rossi, SnT, University of Luxembourg
  • Prof. Max, von Grafenstein, University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin
  • Marco, Melia, Researcher at Politecnico di Torino (PIMCity Main research)
  • Yvo, Volman, Data Policy and Innovation Director at DG CONNECT EU (TBC)

Online 9 December 2020

The symposium will provide a novel venue for researchers across fields (e.g., economics, computer science, law, engineering) to present their work on aspects such as ’Privacy and Discrimination on the Web’ as well as ’Challenges and Regulation in the Internet’.

Session I – Privacy and Discrimination on the Web:

Nikos Laoutaris (IMDEA Networks Institute):
"From Privacy & Transparency to (Human Centric) Data Economics"

Lilian Edwards (Newcastle University):
"Developing privacy and discrimination safeguards in emergency COVID-19 tech: from contact tracing apps to vaccination passports"

Krishna Gummadi (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems):
"Privacy and Fairness of Online Targeted Advertising"

Session II – Challenges and Regulation in the Internet:

William Lehr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
"Internet, Broadband, and Spectrum Policy – Separating the Challenges"

David D. Clark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
"Forces that shape the future of the Internet: The Inevitable role of government"

Scott Marcus (Bruegel):
"Promoting the European Data Economy"

Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania):
"Understanding the Lessons from the Pandemic: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff”

Online 25 November 2020

The workshop aims to provide customers and entities whose activities involve processing of personal data with key elements of privacy policies and consent forms. In line with these goals, the workshop intends to engage with the audience to support the development of more accessible and user-friendly versions of these documents.

The workshop consists of two sessions. In the first part, through live interaction, we will discuss how to improve the accessibility of privacy policies and consent forms. In the second part, prominent experts will discuss some real-life examples of these documents


Date and Time: 25th November 16:00 CET - Live streaming

Introduction: Prof. Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino) - Roberto Gonzalez (NEC)

Session I: Interactive Session: Alessandro Bruni (KU Leuven - CiTiP)

Session II:
Academia: Brief explanation of privacy policies and consent forms - Vilte Kristina Steponenaite (KU Leuven - CiTiP)

Public Sector perspective: Manuel Villaseca Lopez (Spanish Data Protection Authority) and Dewaele Steven (Belgian Data Protection Authority)

Business perspective: Filip Stoitsev (IAPP Luxenburg, Hiscox)and Ass. Prof. Kassem Fawaz (Wisconsin University, Pribot)

Civil Society perspective: Mariliza Baka (Homo Digitalis, EDPO)

Online 3 -5 November 2020

The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the flagship event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT). The 2020 edition of the EBDVF will take place between the 3rd and the 5th of November 2020, and it is organized in collaboration with DFKI, Plattform Industrie 4.0, Plattform Lernende Systeme and Berlin Partner.

With a central theme “Building a strong European Data and AI Ecosystem”, the EBDVF 2020 edition brings together the German and European communities on AI and Data. It aims to contribute to the discussions on the European Data and AI Strategy, specifically addressing key topics for Europe such as the development of European Data Spaces, the importance of Technology Platforms and Trust, the opportunities for market uptake and the new challenges ahead for Data and AI within the society.

The event will also focus on how Data and AI can help to tackle emerging societal challenges, like those brought by the Covid19 pandemic. For this edition, cross-sectorial tracks will be combined with sectorial tracks on Manufacturing, Autonomous Systems, Transport, Mobility and Logistics, Health and Smart Society. Furthermore, the programme will include multiple research and innovation sessions and startups pitches, showcasing Europe’s R&I excellence in Data and AI.

Online 22-23 October 2020

VII Session October 23rd, 2020 - 11:00-12:00


The success of Europe’s digital transformation in the next five years will depend on effective frameworks for the use of citizens’ personal data. Frameworks that guarantee the reliability of the technologies, that generate confidence to companies and citizens, that allow the development of tools to facilitate data management and that facilitate the development of successful innovative initiatives. Data is an essential resource for economic growth, competitiveness, innovation, job creation and progress in society in general.

The European data strategy aims to create a single data market that ensures global competitiveness and European data sovereignty. Common European data spaces will ensure that more data is available for use in the economy and society, while maintaining control over the companies and individuals that generate the data.
The aim of this session is to debate about these topics: EU strategy, alternative models to user-centric data exploitation and the value that these data can generate for all actors in the new data ecosystem.


  • Macelaru Alina-Ramona. Policy officer, DG CONNECT, Data Policy and Innovation unit. DG_CONNECT
  • Antti Jogi Poikola. Main author of: "MyData - human centric way to organise personal data" and founder of the movement
  • Nikolaos Laoutaris. Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute, and principal investigator of the project
  • Miguel Pérez Subías, President of the Association of Internet Users and researcher at project

10 - 12 June 2020
“Towards a sustainable governance of the Internet”
PIMCITY will present a paper at EURODIG "Innovation and economic issues" Track (WS8)

Update on EuroDIG2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

As Italy is taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country, and traveling is advised to be avoided until further notice, we are preparing for the possibility of holding EuroDIG2020 as an online meeting. The Secretariat, together with the partners and the hosts have agreed not to postpone or cancel the event, as our aim is to facilitate important discussions on community-sourced topics in a timely manner.

The final decision if EuroDIG can be held as a face-to-face event or fully online will be taken in a few weeks. In the meantime, we are looking into the technical circumstances and online infrastructure, while preparing the Org Teams for the scenario of an online meeting. (Sign up to become part of an Org Team on the EuroDIGWiki).

This webinar is organised by the BDVA, the BDVe project and the EC as a first event in a of events and workshops related to the EU big data platform projects that are funded under the umbrella of the European Big Data Value PPP. The aim of this webinar is to start identifying synergies and to learn how different projects will address key data collection, sharing, integration, and exploitation challenges.

This webinar is dedicated to the cluster of data platform projects that address industrial data. The projects that will present their ambitions and first insights are DataPorts, I3-Market, OpertusMundi, and TheFSM.

The webinar is organized as an introductory sequence of presentations from projects (ca. 20 minutes each), followed by a moderated Q&A session involving the webinar participants.


- Yury Glikman, Head of Open Service Engineering Group, Fraunhofer FOKUS & Coordinator of DataVaults project
- Marco Mellia, Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino & Coordinator of PIMCITY project
- Juan Carlos Pérez, Research Analyst at Atos Research and Innovation & Project Director of KRAKEN project

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