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The sixth edition of the Brussels Privacy Symposium will take place on November 15, 2022, jointly presented by the Brussels Privacy Hub of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). This year’s topic is “Vulnerable People, Marginalization and Data Protection”. This year’s event will be held in-person at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, Rue des Tanneurs 58-62, 1000 Brussels Belgium.

The Brussels Privacy Symposium is a global convening of practical, applicable, substantive privacy research and scholarship, bringing together policymakers, academic researchers, civil society and industry representatives. This year they will explore to what extent data protection and privacy law protect and empower vulnerable and marginalized people. They will also debate how to balance the right to privacy with the need to process sensitive personal information in order to uncover and protect against biases and marginalization.

This will also be the occasion to officially launch a new joint project: “VULNERA,” the International Observatory on Vulnerable People in Data Protection, co-led by the Brussels Privacy Hub and the Future of Privacy Forum. The observatory aims to promote a mature debate on the multifaceted connotations that the notion of human “vulnerability” and “marginalization” may assume in the data protection and privacy domains.