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Paradise Lost? Policing in the Age of Data Protection @ DGI-byen
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm

The aim of the conference is to explore the practical implementation of EU data protection rules within the law enforcement sector and highlight some of the practical challenges that data protection experts face in light of developments in policing, society as a whole and a rapidly changing criminal environment.

The conference is organised by the Danish National Police and ERA in cooperation with Europol’s Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN) and will bring together internationally renowned practitioners from law enforcement and security authorities with privacy experts, academics and civil society representatives.

Key topics

  • Data-sharing, GDPR and the police: how to fight crime in the age of GDPR?
  • Passenger Name Record (PNR) data
  • “Data protection by design” through legislation?
  • Policing in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), open source intelligence (OSINT) and the Internet of Things: proportionality in an age of data abundance

Who should attend?

Law enforcement officials, data protection officers, members of Europol’s Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN), representatives of national data protection authorities, academics.

Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
Sep 22 @ 3:34 pm – Sep 25 @ 4:34 pm

Certification Training September 22-23
Workshops September 23
Conference September 24-25
Las Vegas

The 1st Workshop on Security, Privacy, Organizations, and Systems Engineering @ ESORICS 2019 @ Alvisse Parc Hotel
Sep 23 – Sep 27 all-day
The 1st Workshop on Security, Privacy, Organizations, and Systems Engineering @ ESORICS 2019 @ Alvisse Parc Hotel | Luxembourg | District de Luxembourg | Luxembourg

About the Workshop

Over the past decades, a multitude of security and privacy enhancing technologies has been developed and brought to considerable maturity. However, the design and engineering of such technologies often ignores the organizational context that respective technologies are to be applied in. This workshop aims to bring together engineering and organizational/behavioral scientists active in the field of security and privacy in order to facilitate a better match between those – so far – largely disconnected perspectives. It’s explicit goal is to pave the way for technical security and privacy mechanisms and systems that match organizational needs and givens better than current ones.

Call for Papers

Over the past decades, a multitude of security and privacy enhancing technologies has been developed and brought to considerable maturity. However, the design and engineering of such technologies often ignores the organizational context that respective technologies are to be applied in. A large and hierarchical organization, for example, calls for significantly different security and privacy practices and respective technologies than an agile, small startup. Similarly, whenever employees’ behavior plays a significant role for the ultimate level of security and privacy provided, their individual interests and incentives as well as typical behavioral patterns must be taken into account and materialized in concrete technical solutions and practices. Even though research on security- and privacy-related technologies increasingly takes into account questions of practical applicability in realistic scenarios, respective approaches are typically still rooted in the technical domain alone, motivated by technical givens and constraints from the practice.

On the other hand, a substantial body of organization-related security and privacy research already exists, incorporating aspects like decision and governance structures, individual interests and incentives of employees, organizational roles and procedures, organizational as well as national culture, or business models and organizational goals. Nonetheless, these research activities are only seldomly translated into concrete technical mechanisms, frameworks, and systems.

This disconnection between rather technical and rather organization-related security and privacy research leaves substantial room for improving the fit between concrete technologies on the one and organizational practices on the other hand. Achieving a better fit between these two sides through security and privacy technologies that soundly incorporate organizational and behavioral theories and practices promises substantial benefits for organizations and data subjects, engineers, policy makers, and society as a whole.

The aim of this workshop is therefore to discuss, exchange, and develop ideas and questions regarding the design and engineering of technical security and privacy mechanisms with particular reference to organizational contexts. We invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in security- and privacy-related systems engineering as well as in the field of organizational science to submit their original papers to this workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Security and privacy technologies consciously addressing different organizational structures
  • Security and privacy technologies and individual behavior
  • Security and privacy technologies and organizational / national cultures
  • Security and privacy technologies for and in unusual organizational settings
  • Engineering methods, frameworks, and assessment approaches for addressing the above subjects in novel ways

We particularly welcome papers explicitly translating findings and insights from organizational and behavioral theory into the concrete design and engineering of technical security and privacy mechanisms as well as papers evaluating, assessing, or scrutinizing existing security and privacy technologies against actual organizational and behavioral theories and/or givens from the practice. Papers without relation to concrete technologies are, however, not excluded in general.

Types of Papers

Besides regular (max. 16 pages) and short (max. 8 pages) papers, we also invite practical demonstrations, intermediate reports, and mini-tutorials on respective technologies currently under development. Such contributions should be consciously tailored to inspire more in-depth discussions. Submissions falling under this category should describe the proposed contribution to the workshop in no more than 4 pages and be explicitly marked as such during the submission process.

Accepted papers will be published in a joint LNCS proceedings together with two other ESORICS workshops. Additional publication opportunities for extended papers in a special issue of an Open Access Journal are discussed.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop. At least one author must register.


Submissions must be done via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spose2019 (see also https://easychair.org/cfp/SPOSE2019). Submissions must be formatted according to the LNCS-Template.

Important dates (might be subject to change, depending on publication constraints)

  • Submission deadline: June 14, 2019 extended to June 28, 2019 (23:59 CEST)
  • Review deadline: July 19, 2019
  • Notification to authors: July 26, 2019
  • Camera-ready versions: August 16, 2019
  • Workshop: September 26 or 27, 2019
Save the Date: AI Now 2019 Symposium @ NYU Skirball Center
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm
Save the Date: AI Now 2019 Symposium @ NYU Skirball Center | New York | New York | United States

Launched in 2016, AI Now’s annual Symposium brings together leading experts from industry, academia, civil society, and government to discuss the biggest challenges we face as AI moves further into our everyday lives.

The Symposium is free and open to the public and tickets will be made available this Summer through AI Now’s website.

For now, just take a minute to save the date on your calendar!

The Future of the COPPA Rule: An FTC Workshop @ Constitution Center
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am

The Future of the COPPA Rule: An FTC Workshop will examine whether to update the COPPA Rule in light of evolving business practices in the online children’s marketplace, including the increased use of Internet of Things devices, social media, educational technology, and general audience platforms hosting third-party child-directed content. The COPPA Rule, which was enacted in 2000 and updated in 2013, requires certain Web site operators to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. Workshop topics will include:

  • How the development of new technologies or business models, the evolving nature of privacy harms, and changes in the way parents and children use websites and online services, affect children’s privacy today;
  • How the Rule should address parental consent for education technology vendors that collect personal information consented to by schools, following on discussions that occurred during the FTC’s Student Privacy and Ed Tech workshop in December 2017;
  • Whether the Rule should include a specific exception to parental consent for audio files containing a child’s voice that website operators collect and then promptly delete;
  • Whether the Rule should permit general audience platforms to rebut the presumption that all users of child-directed content are children, and if so, under what circumstances;
  • Whether the revisions to the Rule made in 2013 have worked as intended or require modification; and
  • Whether the Rule should be amended to better address websites and online services that do not include traditionally child-oriented activities, but that have large numbers of child users.

For a more detailed list of topics, see the Commission’s request for public comment on the COPPA Rule

Data Protection Commissioners 41st International Conference @ Tirana, Albania
Oct 13 all-day
Data Protection Commissioners 41st International Conference @ Tirana, Albania

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) will hold its 41st annual meeting in Tirana, Albania in October 2019, announced John Edwards, Chair of the ICDPPC.

“The Conference has not previously met in the Western Balkans and we are delighted to have the opportunity to convene in Albania in two years’ time.

“As a Conference providing leadership at international level in data protection and privacy, it is appropriate to meet in a country that has transitioned to democracy and to learn from people who retain memories of the harshest communist dictatorship of Eastern Europe”, said Mr Edwards.

The event will be hosted by the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (IDP) of Albania.


The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners first met in 1979. It has been the premier global forum for data protection authorities for four decades. The Conference links 114 privacy and data protection authorities from across the globe.

The IDP is the independent data protection authority for Albania. It has been an accredited Conference member since 2010. More information on the IDP is available at www.idp.al.

The indicative dates of the 41st Conference are 10-13 October 2019, but these are subject to confirmation.

Selection of a host more than two years in advance has been a strategic goal for the Conference’s Executive Committee for some years, to enable hosts to have sufficient lead time to organize a major event. This has been achieved for the first time for the 2019 Conference, and is intended to become standard practice for future hosts.

For more information, visit https://icdppc.org/ or contact the ICDPPC Secretariat at [email protected].

Privacy + Security Forum @ The Marvin Center
Oct 14 @ 7:30 am – Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm
Privacy + Security Forum @ The Marvin Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join seasoned privacy and security leaders for rigorous sessions, workshops, and intensive days at a conference that deliver practical takeaways for all participants.

Deepfake Conference @ National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Deepfake Conference @ National Press Club, Holeman Lounge  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
  • How can truth emerge in a deep-fake ridden marketplace of ideas?
  • Are we ready for the looming challenges to national security, elections, privacy, and reputation?
  • What role will technology, law, and norms play in addressing deep-fake destruction?

The Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center invites you to explore these questions and others during a series of panel discussions featuring leading academic, industry and policy experts.

4th European Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC Europe) @ University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day
4th European Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC Europe) @ University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

Following the format of PLSC in the United States, PLSC Europe is a conference for discussing work in progress. There is no opportunity or obligation to publish connected to the conference. Our goal is simply to improve and provide support for in-progress scholarship. To do so, PLSC Europe assembles privacy law scholars as well as policy makers, practitioners and civil society experts from Europe and around the world to workshop and discuss papers. The conference is open to other than legal disciplines and values multi-disciplinary approaches.

The conference follows a format where a discussant, rather than the author, is assigned to kick off a discussion of the paper with the audience. We often pair junior scholars with senior colleagues in order to create mentorship opportunities. In the PLSC format, there are no panels or presentations by the authors. Instead, everyone is a “participant”, offering their best questions and insights to stimulate discussion on the draft scholarship.

SUMIT 2019 @ Rackham Auditorium
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SUMIT 2019 @ Rackham Auditorium | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States

Register today for SUMIT_2019, the 15th annual cybersecurity conference on Tuesday, October 29. The Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) is the university’s flagship event for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
SUMIT is an exciting opportunity to hear recognized experts discuss the latest technical, legal, policy, and operational trends, threats, and tools in cybersecurity and privacy.

Denise Anthony, Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan
Socio-Technical Aspects of Smart and Embedded Cameras: Implications for Privacy and Security

Dawn Isabel, Security Researcher
Adventures in Jailbreaking Apple Watch

Abhishek Narula, MFA Candidate, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan
Map Jamming & Other Artistic Hacks

Panel – Fun and Innovation to Make Security Awareness Sticky + Diversity in IT Security
Juliet Okafor, Senior Vice President – Global Sales, Habitu8
Mansi Thaker, Security Specialist, Stanford Federal Credit Union & Chief Operating Officer for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

SUMIT_2019 is sponsored by Dissonance and ESC: The Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing.

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