Brussels Privacy Symposium 2022 Report
On November 15, 2022, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) jointly hosted the sixth edition of the Brussels Privacy Symposium on the topic of “Vulnerable People, Marginalization, and Data Protection.” Participants explored the extent to which data protection and privacy law including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection laws like Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD) safeguard and empower vulnerable and marginalized people. Participants also debated balancing the right to privacy with the need to process sensitive personal information to uncover and prevent bias and marginalization.
This Report outlines some of the most noteworthy points raised by the speakers during the day-long Symposium. It is divided into seven sections: the above general introductions; the ensuing section, which covers the remarks made during the Keynote Speeches; the next three that summarize the content of the discussions held during the panels; the sixth one that touches on the exchanges audience members had during the breakout sessions; and the seventh and final one that provides highlights of the EDPS’s closing remarks.