The Swedish Data Protection Forum cordially invites you to Nordic Privacy Arena 2019

September 23-24, 2019, Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm

Join us for two full days as some of the world’s leading experts in their respective fields explore the privacy ramifications of today’s biggest trends. Topics on the agenda includes the difficulty how to decide who is a data controller and who is a data processor, enforcement/sanctions in GDPR, international data transfers, the huge platforms and their impact on democracy, facial recognition technologies, automatic decision making and its impacts on people and the society, AI in the insurance industry, data processing in the healthcare industry and predictive policing. 

For more information, please download the full program here.




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

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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

The conference will be held entirely in English.


Keynote speakers

Anders Ygeman, Minister of Energy and Digitalization
Anders Ygeman is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats. He served as Minister for Home Affairs in the Swedish Government from 2014 to 2017 and has been a member of the Swedish parliament since 1996. Mr. Ygeman serves as Minister for Energy and Digitalization since 2019.

Antje Jackelén, the Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate (prima inter pares) of the Church of Sweden, the national church, thus, the highest religious leader of the Church of Sweden. On 15 October 2013, she was elected to be the 70th Archbishop of Uppsala and was formally received through a service in Uppsala Cathedral on 15 June 2014, making her Sweden’s first foreign-born archbishop since the 12th century, and the first female archbishop ever. Jackelén served as a priest in Tyresö parish in the Diocese of Stockholm, Sweden, 1981–1988, in Gårdstånga parish in the Diocese of Lund, Sweden, 1988–1994, and in the Cathedral parish of Lund 1995–1996. After finishing her doctorate at Lund University in 1999, she worked at Lund University 1999–2001 and was assistant professor of Systematic Theology/Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, USA, 2001–2003. 2003–2007, she was Associate Professor and Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Chicago, USA and she was also the bishop of Lund, Sweden, from 2007–2014.

Bo Norgren, Detective Superintendent retired
Bosse Norgren is a retired Detective Superintendent with over 30 years of active service. Out of these, he has worked almost 25 years with IT related crime in some capacity. In 1992, he began chasing computer thieves and -fences. In 1996, he started to work at the unit that now is called the Swedish Cyber Crime Center, SC3. During the four years of tackling computer theft, he began using methods that would now be called IT forensic techniques but that didn’t have a proper name back in the days.
On the private side of life, Norgren is a crime novelist with seven books published so far. He is a keen musican who used to work as a professional during the end of the seventies.

Lena Lindgren Schelin, Director General, Swedish Data Inspection Board
Lena Lindgren Schelin is since March 2018 Director General of the Swedish Data Inspection Board. She was in 2006 awarded a LL.D. degree, Procedural Law, from Stockholm University. From 2011 to 2018, she held the position Chief Legal Officer and head of the legal unit at the Swedish Economic Crime Authority.

Marit Hansen, Data Protection Commissioner of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Since 2015, Marit Hansen is the Data Protection Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein and Chief of Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (In English, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection). Before being appointed Data Protection Commissioner, she has been Deputy Commissioner for seven years. Since her diploma in computer science in 1995, she has been working on privacy and security aspects. Her focus is on “data protection by design” and “data protection by default” from both the technical and the legal perspectives.

Peter Fleischer, Global Privacy Counsel at Google
Peter has worked as Google’s Global Privacy Counsel since 2006. Prior to joining Google, Peter worked for 10 years at Microsoft, as EMEA privacy leader and Director of Regulatory Compliance. Peter is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Ryan Dodd, Founder and CEO of Cyberhedge
Ryan Dodd is the founder and CEO of CYBERHEDGE, which specializes in quantitatively assessing how potential cyber risks can affect a company’s financial health and shareholder value. CYBERHEDGE uses these assessments and its own in-house scoring system to help translate cyber risk from tech buzzwords into a financial language for the board and high level management speak.

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Assistant Supervisor
Wojciech Wiewiórowski graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk in 1995, and in 2000 he was awarded the academic degree of Doctor in constitutional law. In 2010, he was elected by Polish Parliament for the post of the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish Data Protection Commissioner). In December 2014, he was appointed Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor.


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.

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 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 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.

We are happy to announce this years sponsors for NPA 2019

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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