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This conference was an opportunity for civil society leaders and academic experts, particularly in the New European Union Member States, to meet with European data protection authorities and to explore emerging challenges to the protection of personal privacy. The event was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the
International Conference on Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners.

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Program outline (Full program)
  • 08h30 Registration
  • 09h00 Welcome
  • 09h15 Opening Speech by Ewa Kulesza, Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, Poland
  • 09h30 Survey of 2004 Privacy Law and Development
  • 11h30 Keynote speech by Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • 12h00 Lunch
  • 13h30 Best Practices for DPA's: The Citizens Perspective
  • 15h00 Civil Society Collaborations and Regional Focus
  • 16h15 Conclusions
  • 16h30 End

Speakers (Biographies)

  • Andrzej Adamski, University of Nicolaus Copernicus, Torun, Poland
  • Ian Brown, Director, EDRi
  • Gus Hosein, Privacy International
  • Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Alexander Kashumov, Access to Information Program, Bulgaria
  • Ewa Kulesza, The Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, Poland
  • Cédric Laurant, Policy Counsel, EPIC
  • Bogdan Manolea, A.B.U.S.E. - Association for the Best Use of Electronic Services, Romania
  • Arwid Mednis, Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Karel Neuwirt, President, Office for Personal Data Protection, Czech Republic
  • Stephanie Perrin, Senior Fellow, EPIC
  • Attila Peterfalvi, Data Protection Ombudsman, Hungary (invited)
  • Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, EPIC
  • Peter Schaar, Chair, Article 29 Data Protection Working Group
  • Barry Steinhardt, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Iván Székely, Open Society Archives at CEU, Hungary



Dorint Hotel

Conference Location



  • A limited number of travel stipends were available to NGO (non-governmental/non-commercial organization) representatives from EU New Member States.

Contact Information

Program Contact: Cédric Laurant -, +1 202 483 1140 x 114
Local Contact: Ula Galster -

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