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What are the privacy implications of new technologies? How should medical data be shared with proper regard for patients’ privacy? And why do privacy and accountability trump security in a democratic state? At the 2015 Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC), scholars and experts from around the world will gather to discuss these and other privacy-related issues. The Conference, which is organised by the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research and hosted by the University of Amsterdam, will take place from 23 to 26 October.

Keyboard 'privacy'

Putting the spotlight on privacy

The 2015 Amsterdam Privacy Conference, which follows on the highly successful APC 2012, will bring together leading experts in the field of privacy who will formulate, discuss and answer some of the challenging privacy questions currently facing society. Interdisciplinary in nature, the conference will include contributions by scholars from such diverse disciplines as philosophy, law, economics, medical sciences and informatics. The conference will also see keynote speeches by, among others, Anita L. Allen, professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, acclaimed sociologist and former senior advisor to the Carter administration Professor Amitai Etzioni, and Big Data visionary Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. 

Details and registration

The 2015 Amsterdam Privacy Conference is a biennial conference organised by the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research (APPPR). The conference is open to students, researchers and members of the public.

Date: 23-26 October 2015

Place: Oudemanhuispoort, 1012 CN Amsterdam.

Cost: See website below for more info.

Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research

The Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research comprises more than 60 UvA researchers whose research focus on privacy-related issues.  The researchers who form part of the APPR represent a wide range of disciplines such as law, philosophy, economics, communication studies and medicine. Through an interdisciplinary approach and joint discussion, the APPR strives to increase general understanding and awareness of privacy related topics.