CPDP LatAm 2024

CPDP Brussels 2023

This years’s edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP) will take place in Brussels, from May 24th – 26th. Several of CPDP LatAm’s Scientific Comittee and Multistakeholder Advisory Board members will participate in panels throughout the Conference, check our agenda below:

May 25th


Organised by Center for Technology and Society at FGV (BR) and European Commission (EU)

Moderator Nicolo Zingales, CTS-FGV (BR)

Speakers Pablo Palazzi, Allende & Brea, Future of Privacy Forum (AR); Samantha Oliveira, Mercado Livre (BR); Miriam Wimmer, ANPD (Brazilian Data Protection Authority) (BR); Rodrigo Polanco, World Trade Institute (CL); Alisa Vekeman, European Commission (EU).

With the increase in Internet penetration and technological advancement, e-commerce is rapidly growing in Latin America. The COVID pandemic contributed to accelerate this process in the region, boosting the growth of the Latin American market by 38%, and bringing more than 10 million consumers to make their first online purchase in 2020. At the same time, the Latin American tech sector still lags behind its international counterparts, accounting only for 3.8% of GDP. This suggests that the scaling of e-commerce will often depend on the use of technologies (such as cloud architectures) that are sourced from other jurisdictions, typically implicating international data flows, and raising questions of compliance with data protection law. In addition, data transfers in e-commerce may occur between data controllers and foreign providers of added-value services (such as analytics or productivity software) that help making effective use of collected data. This panel will explore the main regional approaches to data transfers, including the mechanisms chosen by national legislation, the emerging technological or market solutions, and the international effort to harmonize the existing framework.

  • Latin American countries have a variety of different solutions in the regulation of data transfers. What are the latest developments at the regional and national level?
  • Does e-commerce raise any particular challenges for data transfers regulation, and would a sector-specific approach be warranted?
  • What is the impact of GDPR, and in particular the Schrems II decision by the European Court of Justice, on Latin American data transfers?
  • Are international trade agreements an appropriate tool to promote a balanced and uniform approach to data transfers in the region?


Organised by Center for Technology and Society at FGV (BR)

Moderator: Luca Belli, CTS-FGV (BR)

Speakers: Laura Schertel Mendes, CEDIS-IDP, Brazilian Senate Jurists Commission (BR); Ekaterina Martynova, Higher School of Economic (RU); Smriti Parsheera, CyberBRICS Project (IN); Wei Wang, CyberBRICS Project (CN); Sizwe Snail, Snail Attoneys / Mandela University (ZA).

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are being employed for a wide range of purposes in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). These technologies present opportunities to achieve faster and better results in different activities. However they also present risks to fundamental rights and liberties, especially the right to non-discrimination, privacy and data protection. These risks and opportunities call for regulatory action, which is being developed or is already deployed by all BRICS countries at the moment.