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Smart sensors, social robots, surveillance capitalism – what are the unique privacy implications of these and other growing technologies? Are traditional notions of personal privacy still relevant in the data-driven 21st century? And how can we reconcile legitimate privacy concerns with the unstoppable rise of algorithmic profiling, big data and artificial intelligence?

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Date Start 5 October 2018 End 8 October 2018

These are just some of the pertinent privacy issues that will be examined and discussed at the 2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference. The conference, which will take place at the University of Amsterdam from 5 to 8 October, will bring together privacy experts, practitioners, policymakers, journalists and members of the general public to discuss and foster debate on a range of privacy issues.

What to expect

Just like the previous two editions, the 2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference will have a strong interdisciplinary focus and will include debates, presentations, informal talks (fireside chats) and keynote lectures by some of the world’s most respected privacy researchers, including Shoshana Zuboff, Frank Pasquale and Helen Nissenbaum.

Details and attendance

The 2018 APC will take place from 5 to 8 October and will be open to the general public. For more information on the conference and to find out how to attend, please visit

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