Call for Papers

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

17 – 21 April 2023 – 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. Other regulations are emerging to regulate data flows, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. 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 on the interplay between data processing, innovative technologies, and regulations.

The Privacy Symposium is an international conference that aims at promoting international dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing on data protection, compliance, and technology. It brings legal and technology experts together with researchers, authorities, and professionals.

The Call for Papers intends to identify original research results and innovative approaches to address the challenges related to data protection compliance, including with innovative technologies. Accepted and presented papers will be presented in Venice and published in the 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 possible special issue in an international journal. There will also be best papers awards.

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.
Track 5: Data Protection in Finance and ESG
  • Data Protection and Finance: impact of data regulations on financial valuation and markets, privacy in financial and banking sectors, impact of data availability and compliance on credit risk assessment, organizational implications of data protection and security, institutional adoption of data protection mechanisms, cross-border data transfer compliance, cryptocurrencies and privacy, privacy and law enforcement with financial transactions, digital financial instruments in the context of data protection measures, etc.
  • Data Protection and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG): role of privacy in ESG, implications on data governance and reporting, changing attitudes of societal data sharing, corporate culture and data protection, privacy, and sustainable development, etc.

Paper Submissions and Publication Guidelines

The Privacy Symposium solicits submission of original papers (unpublished), including research and academic papers, as well as industry and practitioner papers.

Format and Requirements

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 MS Word Template available via this link:

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done through EasyChair online submission system at:   

Submitted papers must not be currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. All submitted papers must conform to the LNCS Formatting Guidelines. 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.