Call for Papers 2022

International Conference on Data Protection Regulations, Compliance, and Innovative Technologies

5 – 7 April 2022 – Ca ‘Foscari University, Venice, Italy

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The entry into force of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has triggered a chain reaction with many other jurisdictions adapting their own regulations. Simultaneously, the digitization has impacted all economic and societal sectors, generating an exponentially growing volume of personal data. In this context, many questions and challenges are emerging. How to support convergence of data protection requirements among and across distinct jurisdictions? How to adopt data protection by design approach with emerging technologies?

The Privacy Symposium is an international conference established to attract, present, and discuss original and innovative research results and technology developments related to personal data protection and compliance with data protection legislation. To this end, it brings together legal and technology experts together with researchers, data protection authorities, and professionals to share their knowledge and to support international dialogue and cooperation. The Call for Papers intends to identify original research results and innovative approaches to address the challenges related to data protection compliance, including with regards to innovative technologies. The selected papers will be presented at the Privacy Symposium conference in Venice and published by Springer.

Papers submission

Special Session Proposal Submissions


We welcome multidisciplinary contributions bringing together legal, technical and societal expertise, including theoretical, analytical, empirical, and case studies. We particularly encourage submissions that fall under one of the following thematic areas:

Track 1: Law and Data Protection
  • Multidisciplinary approaches, arbitration and balance in data protection: arbitration in data protection law and compliance, multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary approaches in data protection and compliance.
  • International law and comparative law in data protection and compliance: cross-border data transfer approaches and solutions, international evolution of data protection regulations, international evolution of compliance regulations and norms, comparative law analysis in data protection domain, comparative law analysis in compliance domain, international law development in data protection domain, international law development in compliance, Interaction between regulations, standards, and soft law in data protection.
  • Data subject rights: right to be informed, right to access and rectify personal data, right to restrict or object to the processing of personal data, right to limit access, processing and retention of their personal data , right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, right to withdraw consent at any time, right to data portability, delegation and representation of data subjects’ rights, effective processes, implementations and monitoring of data, automated mechanisms and tools to support data subjects’ rights and consent management.
Track 2: Technology and Compliance
  • Emerging technologies compliance with data protection regulation: emerging technologies and data protection compliance, data protection compliant technologies, artificial Intelligence, compliance and data protection, blockchain and distributed ledger technology, 5G and beyond, data protection by design.
  • Data protection compliance in Internet of Things, edge, and cloud computing: enabling data protection compliance in networking technologies, impact of extreme edge on privacy, network virtualization, seamless compliance from edge to core in multi-tenant environments.
  • Technology for compliance and data protection: privacy enhancing technologies (PET), anonymization and pseudonymization, privacy by default, innovative legal tech and compliance technology, compliance standardization and interoperability, data sovereignty.
Track 3: Cybersecurity and Data Protection
  • Cybersecurity and data protection measures: technical and organizational measures for data protection, making cybersecurity, privacy and data protection by design and by default; authentication, digital identities, cryptography, network inspection; GDPR compliance, evaluation of the state-of-the-art technology compliance with data protection, cyber crime and data protection, identity theft and identity usurpation.
Track 4: Data Protection in Practice
  • Audit and certification: audit and certification methodologies, innovative solutions and services for audit and certification.
  • Data protection best practices across verticals: health, med tech and data protection, mobility, connected vehicles and data protection, smart cities and data protection, industry and supply chain (i.e. food) and data protection, data protection in the telecommunication sector.
  • Data protection economics: data protection market analysis, economic models and impact of data protection, data protection compliance and financial valuation, legal tech, compliance tech and economic impact, economic impact of international convergence in data protection, data protection regulations impact on market unintended harms of cyber security measures.