Co-located IPEN meeting

On June 9, the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) will organize a workshop co-located to APF2017.


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Electronic communication networks and interconnected digital services have become ubiquitous as they have permeated every fold of everyday life. At a time when automated profiling and electronic surveillance have become commodities, citizens and businesses alike may face limitations and threats when they have personal data processed or seek to protect their privacy on the internet or when using general communication services. Limitations in the transparency, the functionality and interconnectivity of online and communication services increases the risk of having personal data processed out of control of any accountable person or organisation or simply becoming exposed to all sorts of privacy threats.

The recalibrated legal framework in the EU as manifested by the promulgation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is key in an effort to better control the processing of personal data. Additionally the recent EC proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications is expected to give new impetus to the way privacy is protected in electronic communications. Even the best legislative efforts cannot keep up to speed with the pace of innovative technology and business models that challenge the way personal data is processed and privacy is protected across the EU and beyond; therefore examining what is at stake and where threats thereto originate from becomes of paramount importance.

In the light of GDPR and the recent EC proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications, DG CONNECT, ENISA and the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna, Arbeitsgruppe Rechtsinformatikis are organizing APF 2017.

APF 2017 will be held at Vienna on 7 & 8 of June. The event encourages dialog with panel discussions and provides room for exchange of ideas in between scientific sessions. Participate to the discussions during APF days, but also by being involved online on our community channels!


Speakers and Team

Reinhard Posch
Federal Government of Austria
Rosa Barcelo
European Commission
Marit Hansen
Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz
Arndt Gerdes
HUAWEI Technologies
Laurent Belsay
DG Joint Research Centre
Philipp Amann
EC3 Europol
Beata Sobkow
Queen Mary University of London
Erich Schweighofer
University of Vienna
Jose M. del Alamo
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Vasiliki Diamantopoulou
University of Brighton
Peter Kieseberg
SBA Research
Majed Alshammari
Oxford University
Kärt Pormeister
University of Tartu
Dominik Herrmann
University of Hamburg
Max Maass
TU Darmstadt
Paul Francis
Niko Härting
Kai Rannenberg
Goethe University Frankfurt

Why you cannot miss APF'17

5 reasons you may want to consider...
  • Learn from the professionals in the field
  • Get involved in a high level debate
  • Discover the trends for the future
  • Network with key players in privacy and NIS
  • APF 2017 Programme Brochure
Important dates

Submission of full papers: March 31, 2017

Extension of full paper submission: 13 April 2017 GMT

Notification to authors: April 30, 2017 May 4, 2017

Camera-ready copies: May 15, 2017 May 19, 2017

APF 2017 taking place on: June 7-8, 2017