Welcome to the fourth annual Nordic Privacy Arena

Welcome to two full days with keynotes, panel discussions and a dinner with a special guest speaker.

When: September 23-24 2019
Where: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm

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All prices are exclusive of VAT. Non-members are eligible for discounts after applying for membership.

Ticket price includes morning coffees, lunches, dinner Monday night and refreshments during breaks. Vegetarian and vegan food will be served throughout the conference. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know at npa@dpforum.se.

The conference will be held entirely in English.

Confirmed speakers

  • Alexander Hanff, CEO, ThinkPrivacy
  • Albine Vincent, Head of Data Protection Officers Department, CNIL
  • Anders Ygeman, Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Sweden
  • Daniel Westman, Independent Advisor
  • Lena Lindgren Schelin, Director General of the Swedish Data Protection Authority
  • Marit Hansen, Data Protection Commissioner, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Michaela Angonius, Group DPO, Telia Company
  • Peter Fleischer, Global Privacy Counsel, Google
  • Reijo Aarnio, Data Protection Ombudsman, Finland
  • Ultan O’Carroll, Assistant Data Protection Commissioner, Ireland

Preliminary program

Monday 23 September

Opening keynote: Privacy 2020-2030

News update

Controllers and processors

Keynote: Lena Lindgren Schelin, The Swedish Data Protection Authority

Sanctions and harmonisation

International data transfers

Keynote: Marit Hansen, Data Protection Commissioner, Schleswig-Holstein

How to build a privacy culture

Keynote: Peter Fleischer, Google

Platforms and democracy

Facial recognition technologies

Live podcast: Fahima Adem, Juristpodden

Dinner with a special guest speaker

Tuesday 24 September

Profiling and algorithmic decision making

Insurance companies and AI

Case: GDPR compliance, public sector

Cloud services and procurement

Health data and information security

Case: GDPR compliance, private sector

Q&A: Anders Ygeman, Minister for Digital Development, Sweden

Digital evidence and data retention

Predictive policing

Closing panel discussion: The year with GDPR


The program is subject to change.


General information

The Data Protection Forum is a non-profit organisation established in 2012. Currently it has five local regional communities in different counties in Sweden. The Forum regularly arranges seminars and training days. We provide the Swedish DPA and other regulators with input and give opinions on proposed legislation to the Swedish government. The board consists of ten well-reputed privacy professionals from various industries and public-sector bodies.

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Jens Reiterer – www.jensdesign.se

Get in touch
Feel free to email us any questions to npa@dpforum.se.

Join the discussion at #NordicPrivacyArena.

Refunds and cancellation policy
Tickets are non-refundable. We do not provide refunds for orders that are cancelled or if the ticket holder does not show up for the event.

Ticket transfers
Tickets are transferable. If you wish to transfer your ticket to another person, please contact the administration at npa@dpforum.se to change the registered name no later than Wednesday, September 18th 2019.

Photography and video
Please note that the conference will be photographed and filmed and that photographs and videos may be used for marketing purposes by the Swedish Data Protection Forum. Please contact the administration at npa@dpforum.se if you prefer us not to take photographs of you or if you have any concerns or questions. To read more about how we and why we process personal data, please read our privacy policy.

Highlights from previous conferences


Professor Joe Cannataci, special privacy rapporteur for the United Nations, professor Marc Rotenberg, president Electronic Privacy Information Center, professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, Stockholm university, and member of the European Parliament Max Andersson on privacy legislation.

Finn Myrstad, director at the Norwegian Consumer Council, on connected toys, smartwatches, dating apps and privacy.

Panel discussion on AI, transparency and privacy with Per Meyerdierks (Google), Mikael Haglund (IBM), Rebecka Cedering Ångström (Ericsson) and Stanley Greenstein (Stockholm University).

Safe Cities – keynote by Gemma Gordon Clavell, founder of Eticas Research and Consulting and finalist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017.

Online advertising – What’s wrong and how do we fix it? Keynote by Raegan MacDonald, head of EU public policy, Mozilla.

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