Session 1, 2, 3 and 4 are restricted to the representatives of the international organisations. Session 5 is open to the public, to register please send an email to .

Thursday 27th May

10:00 – 10:30: Welcome coffee and registration

10:30 – 11:00: Keynote addresses

  • Joseph Borrell, EUI (European University Institute)
  • Peter Hustinx, EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor)

11:00 – 12:45: Session 1. Governance of data protection in international organisations: internal rules and the role of Data Protection Officers

  • Diana Alonso Blas, EUROJUST (European Union’s Judicial Operation Unit): Selling DP in an organisation where data processing is core business
  • Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS
  • 45 minute discussion

12:50 – 14:10: Lunch (at EUI)

14:15 – 16:00: Session 2. Compliance in practice

  • Florence Audubert, INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organisation): Complementarity of internal and external compliance mechanisms
  • Laraine Laudati, OLAF (European Anti-Fraud Office): Third country transfers in practice: the extraterritorial reach of the EU data protection regime
  • Discussion (45 mins)

16:00 – 16:15: Coffee break

16:15 – 18:00: Session 3. Compliance in practice: challenges of emerging technologies and related security measures

  • Roeland Stouthart, ICC (International Criminal Court)
  • Laurent Beslay, EDPS: Data breach notification
  • Discussion (45 mins)

20:00: Dinner (offered by the EDPS) at La Reggia degli Etruschi, Via S. Francesco, Fiesole.

Friday 28th May

09:00 – 11:00: Session 4. Biometric data: border issues and internal security

  • Samuel Le Billan, UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UN Refugee Agency): (title to be confirmed)
  • Miwa Takahashi, IOM (International Organisation for Migration): IOM’s action in relation to data protection
  • Discussion (75 mins)

11:00 – 11:15: Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30: Final roundable and discussion: Present and future in data protection in international organisations. Conclusions

  • Roundable
  • Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS
  • Giovanni Sartor, EUI
  • 12:30 – 14:00: Lunch (at EUI)

    Session 5 – Data protection and human/fundamental rights

    14:00 – 15:00: Introduction: dimensions of data protection in EU law

    • Peter Hustinx, EDPS
    • Stefano Rodotà, University of Rome, La Sapienza

    15:00 – 15:50: Data protection as a fundamental right: state and security

    • Tuomas Ojanen, Helsinki: Data protection as a fundamental right in EU law after the Lisbon Treaty
    • Martin Scheinin, EUI: Data protection, human rights and counter-terrorism

    15:50 – 16:10: Coffee break

    16:10 – 17:00: Data protection as a fundamental right: the horizontal dimension

    • Jon Bing, University of Oslo, Norweigian Research Centre for Computers and Law : Data protection and right to information
    • Giovanni Sartor, EUI: Protection of the person and freedom of the internet: the Italian Google case

    Session 1, 2, 3 and 4 are restricted to the representatives of the international organisations. Session 5 is open to the public.

    Please note that this programme is still provisional and subject to change.

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