Nordic Privacy Arena 2017 - Book now!

October 23-24, 2017, Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm


The Forum is proud to announce the second annual Nordic Privacy Arena, a key privacy and data protection conference in the Nordics. 

This year we've increased the capacity and extended the conference with a second day for hands-on training for data protection officers. Speakers include Paul F. Nemitz (EU Commission), Joe Cannataci (OHCHR), Gemma G. Clavell (Barcelona University), Marc Rotenberg (EPIC), Leena Kuusniemi (Rovio), Mårten Schultz (Stockholm University), and Bojana Bellamy (Hunton & Williams). 

The theme for Nordic Privacy Arena 2017 is emerging technologies. We’ll explore, among other things, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, predictive policing, new cybersecurity threats, big data and profiling from a data protection standpoint.

The conference will be hosted by Jennifer Baker, a Brussels-based journalist specialised in EU policy, tech legislation and data protection. Baker has worked for and contributed to, among others, ComputerWeekly, BBC and Ars Technica.

Day one will consist of keynotes and panel discussions, the second day of hands-on training for data protection specialists and a parallell track focusing on data protection authorities.

Preliminary topics:

  • AI, algorithms and privacy - challenges and possibilities
  • After "Transportgate" - authorities and outsourcing 
  • Privacy legislation in the robot age
  • GDPR preparation cases - from startups to multinational companies
  • Automated decision-making under GDPR
  • Transparency as a competitive advantage
  • #Toyfail and other tales from the Internet of Things
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Codes of conduct
  • The e-Privacy regulation
  • Privacy programmes
  • Data protection agencies – resources, approaches and harmonization
  • The new generation of cybersecurity threats and tools
  • Big data policing 
  • The future (?) of Privacy Shield
  • Brexit, Trump and international data transfers 
  • Compliance tools
  • The role of the data protection officer

Keynote speakers:

Paul F. Nemitz


Paul F. Nemitz is the director for the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship and Union citizenship in the Directorate-General for Justice of the European Commission. Data protection is a key responsibility of his Directorate. 

Nemitz has held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development Cooperation and in the Directorates General for Trade, Transport and Maritime Affairs. He is teaching EU Law as a visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. Mr Nemitz keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion.   

Joe Cannataci

Professor Joe Cannataci is the United Nation's first ever special rapporteur on the right to privacy.  He is the head of the department of Information Policy & Governance at the Faculty of Media & Knowledges Sciences of the University of Malta and an adjunct professor at the Security Research Institute and the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University Australia. Mr Cannataci has written numerous books and articles on data protection, liability for expert systems, legal aspects of medical informatics and self-regulation and the Internet, online dispute resolution and data retention and police data.

Gemma G. Clavell 


Dr. Gemma Galdon Clavell is a policy analyst working on surveillance, the social, legal and ethical impact of technology, smart cities, privacy, security policy, resilience and policing. She is a founding partner at Eticas Research & Consulting and a researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona’s Sociology Department. 

She completed her PhD on surveillance, security and urban policy in early 2012.

Clavell's recent academic publications tackle issues related to the proliferation of surveillance in urban settings, urban security policy and community safety, security and mega-events, the relationship between privacy and technology and smart cities. 

Marc Rotenberg

 Professor Marc Rotenberg is the President and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), an independent public interest research organization in Washington DC. He is a lecturer at Georgetown Law and frequently testifies before Congress on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. 

Rotenberg testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism", co-edited "Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions" and contributes to The Economist, New York Times and USA Today.


Finn Myrstad 

As head of the Digital Services Section of the Norwegian Consumer Council (Forbrukerrådet), Finn Myrstad works with data protection, telecoms and digital rights. 

Myrstad has worked as special advisor and deputy to the director at the EU office of the Norwegian Transmission System Operator and as executive officer in the European Policy Section of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Other speakers and panelists:


Leena Kuusniemi, Rovio 
Lorena Marciano, Cisco 
Per Meyerdierks, Google
Christoffer Callender, Intel/McAfee 
Peter Wright, DigitallawUK 
Raegan MacDonald, Mozilla 
Caroline Olstedt Carlström, Lindahl and DPForum 
Erik O Wennerström, Brottsförebyggande rådet 
Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, Stockholm University 
Bojana Bellamy, Hunton & Williams 
Paul Breitbarth, Nymity 
Stanley Greenstein, Stockholm University 
Mårten Schultz, Stockholm University 
Lars Frösslund, Cognizant 
Erik Janzon, Integritetskommittén 
Eva Håkansson, Datainspektionen 
Rebecka Cedering Ångström, Ericsson Networked Society 
Odia Kagan, Ballard Spahr

We are also happy to welcome representatives from the Nordic data protection authorities as well as Sony, OneTrust, Centigo and DPOrganizer.


The complete programme will be announced shortly.



3800 SEK + VAT (member)

5500 SEK + VAT (non-member)

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Price includes entrance for one person for both days. 

The Swedish Data Protection Forum (Swedish: Forum för dataskydd) is a non-profit organisation established in 2012. We regularly arrange seminars and training days. We provide the Swedish DPA with input and give opinions on proposed legislation to the Swedish government. We arrange approximately 8-9 seminars per year as well as full day training events twice a year. The board consists of ten well-reputed privacy professionals from various industries and public sector bodies.   

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Fredrik Svärd, Secretary General

Caroline Olstedt Carlström, Chairman

Karl-Fredrik Björklund, Vice Chairman