International Data Protection Conference,
21 September 2011

The Conference is organised by the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration and the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection. The partners of the Conference are the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice of Hungary, the Council of Europe, the Academy of European Law and the Spanish Ministry of Justice.

The Conference has been planned within the framework of the project* which is aimed at identifying and discussing the current needs of data protection regime at the European level while looking at the concrete and practical developments in the Member States. In order to explore the subject matter in full detail a series of conferences is being organised under both the Hungarian and Polish presidencies. On 16-17 June 2011, the Conference in Budapest was held.

The aims of the Conference are to:

  • call further attention to current and future data protection challenges;
  • stimulate public debate about the practical implications of data protection policies;
  • explore future scenarios in data protection-related fields, such as IT security and trust, explore the privacy-related implications of cloud computing;
  • involve political stakeholders into discussions at the expert level with legal practitioners;
  • draw conclusions of the discussions to take place at the conferences.


* The project is co-financed by the European Commission within the framework of the project “Fundamental rights and citizenship (“Data protection measures at European level, international challenges and directions of future improvements”, agreement number – JUST/2010/ FRAC/AG/1297 – 30-CE-0377148/00-05).