Jan 2020 22 – 24

This is the thirteenth edition of the Computer Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference. CPDP is a non-profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. Dr Anja Kovacs will speak at sessions on ‘Explicit data flows: Applying global privacy to extra sensitive data’, organised by CPDP, and on ‘Data protection regulations in the BRICS’, organised by FGV Direito Rio.

As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world in Brussels, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. CPDP is one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world.

Dr Anja Kovacs will spoke at the following sessions:

  • Data Protection Regulations in the BRICS

When: Thursday, January 2316:00 — 17:15

Moderator: Danilo Doneda, Digital Ethics Institute and Member of the new Brazilian Data Protection Agency, BR


1) Luca Belli, Professor at FGV-Rio Law School, BR

2) Sizwe Snail, Commissioner at Information Regulator of South Africa, SA

3) Andrey Shcherbovich, Professor at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, RU

4) Bruno Gencarelli, European Commission, Head of International Data Flows Unit at European Commission, INT

5) Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project and CyberBRICS fellow, India

Update: Watch a video recording of the session here:

  • Explicit Data Flows: Applying Global Privacy to Extra Sensitive Data

When: Friday, January 2414:15 — 15:30

Moderator: Gloria González Fuster, LSTS/BPH/VUB (BE)


1) Elizabeth Coombs, Chair, Thematic Action Stream Taskforce at United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, INT

2) Anja Kovacs, The Internet Democracy Project, IN

3) Kelly Peterson Miranda, Grindr, US

4) Alexandra Geese, MEPEU

Update: Watch a video recording of the session here: