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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

  • Data Protection and Law Enforcement in a Shifting World Order
9th EDEN Conference on Data Protection in Law Enforcement

The Hague, 19 September 2022 – 20 September 2022

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Under the title “It’s the End of the World as We Know It - Data Protection and Law Enforcement in a Shifting World Order”, the 9th EDEN Conference will focus on the law enforcement challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, two events that have changed Europe and the world since 2020. Their consequences on fundamental rights, data protection and cybersecurity from a law enforcement perspective will be discussed, drawing links to Europol’s new mandate whenever appropriate.

The conference will attempt to approach the two events from a fundamental rights and data protection perspective, whilst raising awareness about the challenges the law enforcement sector has experienced during the last three years.

In particular, the 9th EDEN Conference intends to cover topics related to:
  • EU sanctions, cyber-attacks, & Europol’s role in a shifting world order
  • Fundamental rights perspective on Europol’s new legal mandate
  • Cyber space as a place for the spreading of disinformation, propaganda and online radicalisation
  • How the use of VR goggles can reduce ethnic profiling
  • How security and freedom can go hand in hand
  • Latest trends and developments in artificial intelligence
  • Policing the metaverse
  • How the pandemic boosts hacking and insecurity

Key topics

  • Emerging threats and challenges for law enforcement in the context of both, the pandemic and the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine
  • Fundamental rights and the amended Europol mandate
  • Use of immersive technologies to advance the professionalization of local police teams
  • New trends in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Data Protection

Conference fee

  • € 590 Standard fee
  • € 250 members of EDEN
  • Participation free of charge for selected DPOs and Europol staff upon invitation
  • Students may register for a special fee of € 100.
    Registration upon request to criehle@era.int.

Who should attend?

Law enforcement officials, data protection officers, members of Europol's Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN), representatives of national data protection authorities, academics.

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Conference Organisers
ERA (Cornelia Riehle) in cooperation with Europol's Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN)

Cornelia Riehle

Julia Käfer



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