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PI.lab Conference 2022

Responsible data use

Offices of the Dutch Data Protection Authority 
Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens

Bezuidenhoutseweg 30,

Den Haag, The Netherlands

Thursday 21 April 2022

13:00 - 18:00

We are fully booked. The registration is closed.



13:00 – 13:30 Coffee


13:30 – 13:40 Welcome words, Prof. Bart Jacobs, iHub, Radboud University


13:40 – 13:55 Keynote by Monique Verdier, deputy chair and board member of the Dutch Data Protection Authority


13:55 – 15:15 Panel discussion: should behavioural advertising be banned?


  Behavioural advertising involves monitoring people’s online behaviour, and using the collected information to show people individually targeted advertisements. The past decade there has been much discussion about how the practice should be regulated. Recently, some have called for a ban on ‘surveillance advertising’. This panel explores whether behavioural advertising should be prohibited.     

Panel members:                                                                                

  • Hielke Hijmans, Director at Belgian Data Protection Authority, President of Litigation Chamber
  • Lotje Beek, policy advisor at Bits of Freedom
  • Nicole Wolters Ruckert, attorney, head of Data protection & privacy, Allen & Overy, Amsterdam    
  • Diana Janssen, director of the Data-Driven Marketing Association (DDMA)

Moderator: Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius 


15:15 – 15:45 Coffee


15:45 – 17:00 Two workshops, parallel tracks


Visitors must choose one of the tracks.


  Track I - Artificial intelligence and the risk of discrimination

Artificial intelligence (AI) can help our societies in many ways. But when AI is used to make decisions about people, it can also lead to unfair effects. This workshop explores what policymakers could do to protect privacy and fairness in the context of AI. 


Panel members:

  • Monique Steijns, researcher at the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)
  • Tamilla Abdul-Aliyeva, Senior Policy Advisor Tech & Human Rights, Amnesty International NL
  • Mykola Pechenizkiy, Professor data mining, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Quirine Eijkman, Deputy President at the National Human Rights Institute of the Netherlands

Moderator: Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius

  Track II - Privacy enhancing technologies and medical research

Privacy enhancing technologies enable cross-organizational data analysis without compromising privacy, for better early detection and personalized treatments. To what extend are these technologies already adopted for medical research applications? Will the use of privacy enhancing technologies be a requirement for medical research in the near future?

Panel members:

  • Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Associate Professor Computer Science, iHub, Radboud University
  • Jildau Bouwman, Senior Scientist and Programme Leader Digital Health Technologies, TNO 
  • Nynke Brouwer, lawyer at Dirkzwager, specialisation in cybersecurity and privacy law.

  • Cecile Schut, director System monitoring, security and technology, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens

Moderator: Alex Sangers, researcher at TNO 

17:00 – 18:00 Drinks



The conference is closed for registration. Please remember to take identification with you when visiting the AP.






PI.lab Conference 2019
Lost in Translation

King's Ballroom

Kazernestraat 38B 2514 CT Den Haag

06 December 2019

09.30 hrs - 18.00 hrs

Program here

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Registration & Coffee


Keynote session

Privacy & Freedom


Moderator: Bart Jacobs (RU)


Simon Davies (CodeRed): The Identity Minefield


Payal Arora (EUR): Decolonizing Privacy Studies


Parallelle Sessie

Algoritmen en het recht



Moderator: Ronald Leenes (TILT)


Max Vetzo (UU)

Floris Kreiken (BZK)

Christiaan Roorda (RvS)

Parallel Session

Organisational privacy strategies


Moderator: Alex Sangers (TNO)


Irene Kamara (TILT)

Ad Reuijl (CIP)

Paulus Meesen (RU)

Parallelle Sessie

Het is oorlog maar niemand die het ziet


Moderator: Douwe Schmidt (


Huib Modderkolk: Het is oorlog maar niemand die het ziet



Parallel Session

Algorithms and the healthcare sector


Moderator: Marc van Lieshout (RU)


Leo Ottes (RVS)

Catherine Jasserand (RUG)

Guido van ‘t Noordende (Whitebox)

Parallelle Sessie

Algoritmes & Accountability


Moderator: Marjolein Lanzing (TILT)


Thijs Veugen (TNO)

Cor Veenman (LU)

Jochem de Groot (Microsoft)

Parallelle Sessie

Autonomie in een data-gedreven wereld


Moderator: Eelco Herder (RU)


Tijmen Wisman (VU) Claudia Quelle (TILT)

Merel de Koning (Amnesty International)




Parallelle Sessie

Toekomst van het recht


Moderator: Tim Walree (RU)


Ymre Schuurmans (LU)

Ianika Tzankova (TiU)

Jelle Klaas (PILP)

Parallelle Sessie



Moderator: Dennis Broeders (LU)


Don Eijndhoven (Argent)
Kraesten Arnold (Defensie Cyber Commando)

Lianne Boer (VU)

Parallel Session

Identity & Autonomy


Moderator: Anne Hingh (VU)


Gabriela Bodea (TNO)

Paulan Korenhof (JADS)

Tjerk Timan (TNO)


Keynote session

Privacy als juridisch en moreel kompas


Moderator: Henk-Jan Vink (TNO)


Aleid Wolfsen (AP)

Paul de Hert (VUB)




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PI.lab Conference 2018
Autonomous humans, autonomous technology

Vergader- en conferentiecentrum ‘In de Driehoek’

Willemsplantsoen 1C, 3511 LA Utrecht

14 December 2018

10.30 hrs - 17.30 hrs

What is the conference about

The PI.lab conference 2018 focuses upon the relationship between humans and technology. The embeddedness of apps, smart phones and the internet of things in most if not all facets of daily life questions the autonomy of human beings. The complex and hard to oversee data economy that has been created over the past decades makes control over personal data illusory, so it seems. Simultaneously, many persons profit from seamless interconnectivity and an abundant supply of services that are personalized and that have become indispensable both in working environments and in daily practices. And people may exercise more autonomy thanks to the help of personalized services. This dichotomy will be elucidated and discussed in this year's conference.

The time table

10.00 - 10.30 hrs



10.30 - 10.40 hrs


Marc van Lieshout

10.40 - 11.30 hrs

Rinie van Est, Rathenau Instituut

11.30 - 13.00 hrs

13.00 - 14.00 hrs

Lunch break

14.00 - 14.50 hrs

14.50 - 15.15 hrs

15.15 - 15.45 hrs

Tea break

15.45 - 17.15 hrs

Marlene Gigase, Albert Vlug, Milena Kooij-Janic, André Boorsma, Marc van Lieshout

17.15 - 17.30 hrs


Bart van der Sloot

17.30 - 18.30 hrs


About Self-sovereignty

Self-sovereignty is the phrase that is very popular these days in identity management and is meant as an aim to "bring people back in control" of their identity. The concept is discussed by Bart Jacobs, professor of computer security at Radboud University Nijmegen, and chair of the Privacy by Design  foundation that is operating the identity platform IRMA.

Rinie van Est

Rathenau Instituut

Freedom in the robot age

The struggle for our intimacy

The things we do are more and more mediated or facilitated by digital systems and platforms. As a result, digital systems increasingly determine what people experience, know, desire, and do. Accordingly, controlling the digital lifeworld has come to the centre of modern day politics. Will digital technologies empower people and set them free or will they diminish our freedom to think, act an communicate?


Self-sovereign humans

The panel will discuss the pro's and con's of the various Self-sovereign identity management approaches: will there be one 'winner' or will there be several co-existing approaches? How will they impact the autonomy of the user? Do they differ in what they offer? What is needed to make the concept of SSI work in real life? What will the benefits be? What pitfalls to expect and conquer?

Participants: Sietse Ringers, Jamie Smith, Paul van Helvoort, Rieks Joosten, Michiel Stornebrink (moderator)


Privacy and autonomy for patients?

Patients are granted new rights to control their data. Health data cooperatives want to monitor their data collectively in order to improve care treatments. People suffering rare diseases organise themselves in order to gather evidence on treatments and medication. Are developments indeed moving in a direction of more informed control for autonomous patients, protecting their privacy? Or is privacy illusory in today's complex care systems?

Participants: Marlene Gigase, Albert Vlug, André Boorsma, Milena Kooij-Janic, Marc van Lieshout (moderator)

Musical intermezzo

Jan Kristof Schliep and Eelco Herder

The vaudeville show  „Die Nacht ist nicht allein zum Schlafen da …“ features German songs of the 1920s to 1940s, as sung by as Marlene Dietrich, Johannes Heesters and many other singers that are largely forgotten today. These songs tell ordinary and extraordinary stories about people, fashion, faraway countries and, naturally, about love. Sometimes simply hilarious, sometimes pretty much tongue-in-cheek, but at times melancholic as well. They are performed live on stage by professional opera singer Jan Kristof Schliep.

More information.

PI.lab Conference 2017

GDPR Countdown

Vergader- en conferentiecentrum ‘In de Driehoek’

Willemsplantsoen 1C, 3511 LA Utrecht

07 December 2017


12.45-13:10 Registration

13.10-13.15 Opening Marc van Lieshout

13:15-13:55 Keynote PI.lab prof.dr. Mireille Hildebrandt

                    “Profile transparency and automated decisions under the GDPR”

13:55-14.00 Video presentation Giovanni Butarelli

                    "The implementation of the GDPR"

14.00-15.00 First round of workshops

                    Workshop 1A: Privacy as innovation opportunity

                    DDMA, Nederland ICT,, CIP

                    Workshop 1B: Indexing all information on the Internet

  Sander Venema

15:00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.30 Second round of workshops

                    Workshop 2A: Pro’s and con’s for the new law on surveillance (Wiv)

  Bert-Jaap Koops (chair), Quirine Eijkman, Ton Siedsma, Wouter Teepe

                    Workshop 2B: (Various) privacies in (different) societies

  Linnet Taylor (TILT), Nadja Purtova (TILT)

16.30-17.25 Keynote prof.dr. Ron  Deibert

                    “War in the World Brain”

17.25-17.30  Closing of the congress Jaap-Henk Hoepman

17:30 - …      Drinks


Payment: €75,- (reduced fee of €35,- for students, employees of universities and NGO’s)

Payment on account Stg. KU Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Account number: NL08ABNA0231247834. Please, state your name, your affiliation and  the following indication: PIlab 6200667.

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PI.lab Conference 2016

Venue: Louwman Museum (Louwman museum);

Address: Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594 Den Haag .

Date: Friday

December 9, 10.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Fee: €150,- lunch and drinks included.

Reduced fee for students and employees of a university: €75,-.

PI.lab Conference 2015

Friday December 11, 2015

Ottone, Kromme Nieuwegracht 62,


This year’s theme is “Privacy as Opportunity”. Renowned speakers and two panels will address this theme

from the scientific and societal perspective.

PI.lab Conference 2014

CCC Amsterdam, Weesperstraat 113, 1018 VN Amsterdam

Presentaties en workshops zijn in het Engels. Als blijkt dat alle aanwezigen Nederlands verstaan, zijn de workshops in het Nederlands