10-14 June 2024
Ca ‘Foscari University, Venice, Italy
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) had its 5th anniversary in full force in May 2023. Undebatable, it triggered a
chain reaction with many other jurisdictions adapting their own regulations, which is often told as a success story. However, is it though?
The original proposition was to improve compliance with data protection law in the EU by harmonisation. In particular with other
emerging regulations in mind (regulating data flows, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity), was this overall goal achieved? Did other
jurisdictions improve compliance to their privacy legislation? How did technology support or inhibit the uptake of good priva cy
practices? The conference at large, but also the scientific track, therefore studies the following questions: what can we learn from more than 5
years of living the GDPR, what have other jurisdictions learned from the EU, and what can the EU learn from them? What can technology
contribute? The conference promotes international dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing on data protection, compliance, and
innovative technologies. It connects legal and technology experts with researchers, authorities, and professionals.
They solicit papers that present original research addressing challenges related to data protection compliance with innovative
technologies. In particular, we welcome multidisciplinary work that combines legal, technical, and societal expertise. We accept
research and academic papers, as well as industry and practitioner papers with a solid scientific foundation.
Submitted papers will undergo a thorough peer review. All submissions will receive at least 3 reviews by our multidisciplinary
programme committee. Top quality papers will be invited for presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the Springer
conference proceedings and the Springer-Link Digital Library. They will also be indexed by leading Abstracting and Indexing (A\&I)
databases like Scopus, DBLP, ISI, Google Scholar, etc. Papers of particular merit will be recommended for a potential special issue in an
international journal. There will also be a best paper award.
Authors presenting their accepted papers will receive a reduction on their registration fee. Moreover, participating as an academic
offers a unique opportunity to engage with leading experts and high-ranked representatives from policy and business from all over the
world that also attend the symposium.
They particularly encourage submissions that fall under one of the following thematic areas:
- Track 1: Law and Data Protection
o multidisciplinary approaches, arbitration, and balance in data protection,
o international law and comparative law in data protection and compliance,
o competition law and data protection,
o cross-border data transfer approaches and solutions,
o international evolution of data protection regulations,
o interaction between regulations, standards, and soft law in data protection,
o data subject rights and data portability.
- Track 2: Technology and Compliance
o emerging technologies compliance with data protection regulation,
o privacy in blockchain and distributed ledger technology,
o data protection compliance in Internet of Things, edge, and cloud computing,
o privacy-preserving mobility and connected vehicles,
o smart cities and data protection,
o privacy enhancing technologies (PET), anonymisation and pseudonymisation,
o privacy by design and by default,
o privacy engineering,
o data sovereignty.
- Track 3: Cybersecurity and Data Protection
o privacy-aware threat monitoring
o security by design for data protection,
o privacy-aware and compliant authentication and authorisation,
o identity theft and identity usurpation.
- Track 4: Data Protection in Practice
o audit and certification methodologies
- o domain-specific data protection best practices (e.g., in health),
- o privacy engineering in practice,
- o innovation management and data protection,
- o economic models and impact of data protection and compliance management.
- Track 5: Artificial Intelligence, Privacy, and Data Protection
o AI impact on privacy and data protection
o AI for data protection: machine learning and privacy policies, AI-supported privacy decisions, smart assistants and
o data protection for AI: privacy-preserving federated learning, data altruism and consent in training models, data
protection and AI risk assessments
- Track 6: Socio-economic Dimension of Privacy, Data Protection, and Compliance
o data monetisation and valuation
o data protection and environmental, social, and governance
o data protection compliance, economy, and financial sector
For more information on the conference visit: www.privacysymposium.org
For information on the venue, please visit: www.unive.it/pag/13526
For specific questions on the call for paper, you can contact: [email protected]
Paper Submissions and Publication Guidelines
Papers shall be in English and up to 20 pages, shorter papers are encouraged. Authors are invited to use preferably the LNCS’s Latex
template or the MS Word Template, available through this link: https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conferenceproceedings-guidelines. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process.
All submissions must be done through EasyChair online submission system at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=privino2024
Submitted papers must not be currently under review in any other conference or journal and must not have been published previously.
Final papers accepted for publication must conform to the LNCS Formatting Guidelines. The Privacy Symposium conference series takes
the protection of intellectual property seriously. Accordingly, all submissions will be screened for plagiarism using a plagiarism tool. By
submitting your work, you agree to allow Springer to screen your work.
Submission due: January 10th, 2024
Notification of acceptance: March 31st, 2024
Final paper due: April 30th, 2024
Conference Dates: June 10-14th, 2024
Different patronage packages are available to companies that would be interested to get visibility at the conference and can be
requested by mail at [email protected]
Programme and Steering Committee
General Chair: Dr Sébastien Ziegler, European Centre for Certification and Privacy (ECCP) / IoT Forum
- Stefan Schiffner, BHH Hamburg, Germany
- Meiko Jensen, Karlstad University, Sweden
- Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Radboud University and University of Groningen, The Netherland
Steering Committee: Associate Professor Constantinos Marios Angelopoulos, Bournemouth University; Prof. Paolo Balboni, European
Centre for Privacy and Cybersecurity University of Maastricht (ECPC); Dr Alessandro Bernes, University Ca’ Foscari; Natalie Bertels, KU
Leuven Centre for IT and IP Law; Luca Bolognini, Italian Institute for Privacy; Prof. Andrew Charlesworth, University of Bristol; Dr Afonso
Ferreira, CNRS-IRIT; Prof. Romeo Kadir, University of Utrecht; Zsófia Kräussl, University of Luxembourg; Latif Ladid, University of
Luxembourg; Prof. Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt; Dr Stefan Schiffner, University of Münster, Germany; Prof. Antonio
Skarmeta, University of Murcia; Geert Somers, Timelex; Prof. Steve Taylor, University of Southampton; Dr Sébastien Ziegler, European
Centre for Certification and Privacy (ECCP).
for more details check the brochure