The Eve of GDPR - May 24, 2018

Last day before the GDPR comes into effect.

Last day before the GDPR comes into effect.

May 24th, 2018 - Data Portability and Privacy Information Sharing  #EoP1 Venue: Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton St, London EC2A 4JE


Come celebrate the end of Privacy with a conference at the Open Data Institute, with experts in privacy, a remote broadcast from MIT and the launch of the Data Privacy and Controls Community Group at the W3C.


As we know, May 25th marks the day new data privacy rules become enforceable across the EU.  It represents a shift to a new privacy paradigm more equipped for digital information society.  This includes new performance requirements, like being able to demonstrate consent for processing personal data, granting free access to personal data “in a structured, commonly used and machine readableformat” and transferring it “without hindrance” to other services, as well as providing explanations and “meaningful information” in relation to the logic, significance and consequences of automated decision-making.  

In this invitation-only event, experts and innovators examine the significance of these changes, pondering what standards are needed to face the challenges and opportunities for a new generation of consumer-facing technologies and service providers.

Preliminary Agenda

(Note: The Agenda below is a draft agenda and may be subject to changes)




Registration and welcome coffee


Introductions - Nicolo Zingales & Mark Lizar


From privacy self-management to co-regulation

(Moderator: Mark Lizar)

  • Simon Crossley- MyLife Digital

  • Sabrine Kirrane - Vienna University & W3C (New Privacy Web Standards Community Group)

  • Shehar Bano, UCL and DECODE

  • British Standard Institute, PIMs standard

15: 00

Data portability: benefits and challenges

(Moderator: Jack Hardinges)

  • Sabine Gerdon, UK Ministry for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • Open Data Institute

  • Citizenme

  • The HAT (TBC)

  • Digime (TBC)

  • Trunomi (TBC)


Coffee break


Privacy Information: explanations in algorithmic systems

(Moderator: Nicolo Zingales)

  • Thomas Hardjono, MIT (remote) - OPAL project

  • Vaishak Belle, University of Edinburgh- Explaining AI

  • Reuben Binns, Oxford- algorithmic fairness

  • Paolo Missier, Newcastle - data provenance


  • Closing Remarks: Mark Lizar, Nicolo Zingales





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