About The DPO Conference

For many companies and organizations, the implementation process of the GDPR brings up many issues throughout the company structure. The Data Protection Conference will focus on establishing that continuous process and will discuss and provide the answers to the challenges and opportunities, which Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and privacy professionals are facing.

In a series of many, this first edition will be held in the heart of Europe and home of the European Commission, Brussels. Together with the upcoming editions, a series of papers and documents with insights will be published and distributed in the DPO community.


Van der Valk Hotel
Diegem, Belgium


15th of June, 2018

Meet the confirmed experts

Why attend the DPO Conference

Besides the networking part...

As a DPO or privacy professional, you are entitled to bring your company or organization to the top when it comes to data and privacy.

–       Upgrade your knowledge on data and privacy

–       Find out how your peers in other sectors are handling projects

–       Get in-depth insights and practical tips on steps to take

–       Stay closely informed on possible changes

–       Become part of the growing DPO community

–       Discover how technology can support and ease the process

–       Meet suitable partners for your needs

Don't miss this opportunity

The first international DPO Conference, Brussels edition.

DPO Conference topics

– Updated view from the local and international regulator

– Managing GDPR implementation processes

– Controlling data protection

– Preparing for audits and certifications

– Trending: Internet of Things, 2020, data ethics, ePrivacy

– Supporting technologies


By the time of the DPO Conference, GDPR is live. So what is next? What are the challenges?
Which changes will ePrivacy bring and how will it affect your GDPR program?

Find the preliminary schedule here:

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  • #DPOconf

  • 09:15 - 09:45
    The GDPR is live. What's next?

  • 09:45 - 10:15
    During this presentation you will learn how vulnerabilities like SQL Injection and broken authorization allow hackers to steal GDPR data via your website.

  • 10:15 - 10:45
    Bart has learned a thing of two during his years as DPO and from sharing with other DPOs. Sometimes our actions as DPO work out great and sometimes they don't. But we can only learn and get better if we share those experiences!
    The GDPR is live. What's next?
    The new Belgian privacy law

  • 11:05 - 11:35
    The GDPR is live. What's next?

  • 11:35 - 12:05
    Learn in this presentation how the latest industry leading technology can help operationalize and automate GDPR compliance.

  • 13:00 - 13:30
    The new Belgian privacy law

  • 13:30 - 14:00
    Being a responsible steward of data goes further than meeting legal requirements. During this presentation the speaker will highlight the corporate advantages of shifting towards an ethical paradigm.
    The GDPR is live. What's next?
    The new Belgian privacy law

  • 14:00 - 14:30
    Donna’s presentation will focus on the GDPR road map her company has been on over the last two years, the resulting impact it has had at organisational and service provision level and how the company has overcome and dealt with the challenges arising.
    The GDPR is live. What's next?

  • 14:30 - 15:00
    OneTrust will discuss, the tools of the DPO and what they must consider when operationalising their Privacy Programme. Reviewing: Accessing the data sources, Tools and Access rights, Records and documentation issues, Engaging Data processors and Data Protection by Design and by Default.
    The GDPR is live. What's next?

  • 15:20 - 15:50

  • 15:50 - 16:20
    The last year larger companies gathered within Beltug at different occasions to discuss the preparation for the GDPR. It is clear 25 May is only the beginning. Danielle will share the insights from this peer discussions. Some examples of what you can expect: the involved parties within the company, challenges when working on an international level, need for international harmonization, dealing with GDPR – NIS – ePrivacy - the EU proposal for free flow of non personal data, what kind of info companies are still looking for.

  • 16:20 - 17:00
    Successful GDPR projects - now & in the future
    The GDPR is live. What's next?

DPO Conference 2018 Belgium tickets

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Van der Valk Brussels Airport
Diamond Room

Culliganlaan 4
1831 Machelen
Bookings: hotelbrusselsairport.com