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Privacy matters: Join us in APF 2018!

On 13-14 June 2018, ENISA’s Annual Privacy Forum (APF) is bringing together research, policy and hands on approaches in the areas of privacy and data protection.

Published on June 12, 2018

This two-day event is organised this year in Barcelona in co-operation with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Telefonica.

In the aftermath of large scale attacks that aimed at breaching personal data at a massive scale, ENISA has looked into ways to engage with a broader audience and set up a network of like-minded professionals, with a view to promote suitable policies and recommendations. This year’s edition of the APF innovates in a way by seeking to bring along the industry, to complement the policy and research components of this conference and come up with better outreach.

As from 25 May 2018, the protection of personal data and privacy of individuals turned a corner in the EU, as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 started applying. Additionally, the forthcoming 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 these developments, APF 2018 focuses especially on shaping technology around GDPR requirements and discussing cutting-edge issues with regard to online data protection and privacy engineering. Privacy by design, privacy enhancing technologies and solutions, online tracking, cloud privacy, the role of standards, compliance tools are some of the topics that we will be looking at through keynote speeches, panel discussions and paper session presentations, involving key stakeholders in the field.

The event will be live web streamed at: (Wednesday) and (Thursday)

For more information, please visit the event’s website at:


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