18 to 19 October 2021 Rome, Italy

Human After All: Data Protection in Policing 7th EDEN Event on Data Protection in Law Enforcement

Published 1 year, 6 months ago


This conference will take a detailed look at the human factor in data protection which becomes more and more relevant in so many ways. 
Human intervention is an important safeguard not only when it comes to the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) including machine learning in law enforcement and beyond. Data protection will also only work on the ground if humans continue to believe in its added value. The human element is the building block of a healthy data protection culture in any organisation including in law enforcement. 
But sometimes things also go wrong. In the best case that is the moment when we can remind ourselves that we are all just humans, after all. In a bad scenario humans have suffered serious impact on their fundamental right to data protection – or even worse.
The aim of the event is to discuss these questions with stakeholders from various backgrounds including law enforcement, representatives of relevant private parties, academia, NGOs, regulators, legislators, etc. How can law enforcement enhance both freedom and security in a world which is more data-driven and complex every day?

Key topics

  • Data protection in law enforcement
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Facial recognition
  • Machine learning
  • Online risks for minors
  • Data literacy
  • Cyber security

The conference is targeted at law enforcement officials, data protection officers, representatives of national data protection authorities and academics who are members of Europol's Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN). It is organised by ERA in cooperation with Europol's Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN) and the Italian Police.

For more information about the programmen, conference fees, registration etc., see the event website.