#PrivacyCamp23: Final programme

The final programme is here! Check out the final schedule now to find out what you can expect from the 11th edition of Privacy Camp. The event will take place on Wednesday 25 January 2023 as an offline gathering in Brussels, with the possibility of following an online stream of sessions online.

In 2023, the Privacy Camp invites you to participate in, and foster, a discussion about a world that finds itself in a constant state of crisis, and in which the digital is, itself, critical.

Find a PDF version of the programme here.

(Room Salle des Arches)
(Room Boudoir)
(Room Salon)
09:00 – 09:30COFFEE & WELCOME
09:40 – 11:00Reimagining platform ecosystems (Valentina Pavel, Ada Lovelace Institute)The rise of border tech, and civil society’s attempt to resist it, through the AI Act’s eyes (Caterina Rodelli, Access Now)Policing the crisis, policing as crisis: the problem(s) with Europol (Chloé Berthélémy, EDRi)
11:10 – 12.30Contesting AI & data practices. Practical approaches to preserving public values in the datafied society (Mirko Tobias Schäfer, Utrecht University)Critical as existential: The EU’s CSA Regulation and the future of the internet (Ella Jakubowska, EDRi)Digital police partout, justice nulle part / Digital police everywhere, justice nowhere (Sarah Chander, EDRi)
14:00 – 15:20In the eye of the storm: how sex workers navigate and adapt to real – and mythical – crises (Luca Stevenson, European Sex Workers’ Rights Alliance – ESWA)Saving GDPR enforcement thanks to procedural harmonisation: Great, but how exactly? (Gloria González Fuster, VUB / LSTS)The climate crisis is a key digital rights issue (Jan Tobias Muehlberg, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
15:30 – 16:50Solidarity not solutionism: digital infrastructure for the planet (Shawna Finnegan, APC & Becky Kazansky, The Engine Room)The EU can do better: How to stop mass retention of all citizen’s communication data? (Siméon de Brouwer, Assistant to Patrick Breyer MEP)In spyware we trust. New tools, new problems? (EDPS – Civil Society Summit)
17:00 – 17:30CLOSING WORDS

For any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out at privacycamp@edri.org.

#PrivacyCamp20: Draft programme

The beta version of the #PrivacyCamp20 programme is here. Please note this schedule is subject to changes. The final programme (online and in print version) will be available in January 2020 and offer full descriptions of the panels listed below. See you on the 21 January 2020!



Track 1

Track 2

Coffee & Hi!
Coffee and Hi!


Welcome and storytelling session:
Stories of Activism


10:30-12:00 Defending digital civic space: how to counter digital threats against civil society Investigative journalism in South East Europe


Lunch break
Lunch break
13:00-14:30 HowTo Parltrack Workshop

The impact of surveillance on today’s kids – tomorrow’s human rights activists


EDPS civil society summit


Coffee break
Coffee break
14:45-16:00 Access requests as a
tool for activism
“Actually, In Google We Trust”? A ‘Deconstructing’ Conversation on Russian Internet


Coffee break
Coffee break

Activism and digital infrastructures


Internet for All – Silenced and Harassed No More!
17:45-17:50 Closing

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#PrivacyCamp19: Final programme

We’re delighted to announce the final programme for #PrivacyCamp19.

Each session’s full description, including participants and moderators, can be found by clicking on each title below. The print version of the programme (pdf) is available here.

Location: Auditorium 3 & 4, Grande Salle (Université Saint-Louis, Boulevard du Jardin botanique 43, 1000 Brussels)

Time Session 1 Session 2
09:00-9:30 Coffee
9:30-10:30 Welcome and narrative session: User Stories
10:30-12:00 Mapping the problem: News dissemination on online platforms Platforms regulations – policy challenge for civil society advocates
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:30 Reimagining Data Futures: Data and Agency Platform dominance and privacy harms: What role for civil society in competition policy
14:30-14:45 Coffee break
14:00-16:15 EDPS civil society summit
14:45-16:00 Platforms: the pouvoir exécutif of modern states? Online Platforms and Automated Content Moderation
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:45 Let’s see the evidence! Where algorithmic decisions are used in real life, and how we find out about them Towards real safeguards: Data driven political campaigns and EU election
17:45-17:50 Closing