23 October 2018: Hacking Democracy. New digital threats to privacy and the democratic process

October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm

VenueBavarian representation to the EU (Rue Wiertz/Wiertzstraat 77, Brussels)

Hacking Democracy. New digital threats to privacy and the democratic process

A Side Event to the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) at Brussels

The event will be held in English

Elections, referendums and other democratic decisions have been subject to electronic attacks. Deep fake news, dark ads, personal profiling and targeting, surveillance and manipulation of electronic devices have been used with the aim to influence democratic decision making. We want to reflect the consequences of these attempts and how this development can be averted


Moderator: Peter Schaar, Chairman of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID), former German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (2003-2013)

Contributions by

  • Julie Brill Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft, Washington D.C., Former Commissioner of the FTC (2010-2016)
  • Paul F. Nemitz, Principal Advisor Directorate-General for Jusitice and Consumers, European Commission, Member of the Commission on Data Ethics of the Federal Government of Germany
  • Paul Chadwick, readers’ editor of the British Guardian, former privacy commissioner of the Australian state Victoria
  • James Dipple-Johnstone, Deputy Commissioner, Information Commissioner’s Office United Kingdom,
  • Wojciech Wiewiórowski (Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor) tbc


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