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Implementation aspects of a sustainable future data protection framework

Nowadays electronic communication networks and digital services are an essential part of an increasing number of everyday commodities. In the era of automated profiling and electronic surveillance, citizens face a serious threat against their right to privacy and informational self-determination, especially when using the internet and mobile services. The lack of transparency regarding the functionality and interconnection of such services increases the risk of uncontrollable processing of personal data. However, the distributed implementation of networks and services offers also the opportunity for new Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) that could support users’ needs while safeguarding their personal data. Although these technologies are widely discussed in the research community, their mere existence is often unknown to the general public. Hence PETs need the support of policy to find their way into IT products. The terms privacy/security by design and by default have found their way into legal and policy texts; however, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding their implementation into services. 

In the light of the upcoming data protection regulation and the European digital agenda, DG CONNECT, ENISA and, Goethe University Frankfurt is organizing APF 2016.

APF 2016 will be held early September in Frankfurt am Main.
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

Why you cannot miss APF'16

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
  • Travel to APF2016
Important dates

Submission of full papers: March 15, 2016 23:59 AoE

Notification to authors: May 10, 2016

Camera-ready copies:  May 31, 2016

Early registration: tbc

General registration: tbc

APF 2016 taking place on: September 7-8, 2016