CPDP Latam 2021



Covid19 and CPDP LatAm

Due to the current Covid19 outbreak, the CPDP LatAm team has unanimously agreed to postpone CPDP LatAm until 2021.

The current scenario, resulting from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, is increasingly serious and unpredictable. We have been monitoring closely the evolution of the pandemic over the past weeks and our assessment is that the moment calls for the most responsible attitude.

In view of the scenario we face, we made the difficult decision to postpone CPDP Latam to next year, as we must prioritise the health and safety of CPDP Latam participants, staff, partners, our families and communities above everything else.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that, due to the pandemic, no event will be possible for at least six months. We are extremely sorry to postpone CPDP LatAm but we are glad we will only have to postpone it and it will still be possible to have a fantastic event in July 2021.

Over the first months of preparation of CPDP LatAm, we have built an incredible team and received truly great support by an ample range of stakeholders, and we want to make sure that all the efforts we are lavishing into this project will lead to the best possible outcome: an event and a platform for great debate and collaboration.

The moment calls for hard choices in the public interest and we are sure everyone will understand we must ALL cooperate and make every effort to reduce the speed at which the virus is currently spreading.

Should you have any queries, please contact us.

Calls for papers and panels

CPDP LatAm is the Latin American edition of Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference – an international distinguished event that has been happening for over 13 years at Brussels, Belgium. This inaugural edition will is titled “Data Protection in Latin America: Democracy, Innovation and Regulation” and will have a whole day dedicated to the first Latin American meeting of MyData, in which innovative data protection approaches and concepts will be explored, and the first Latin American meeting of Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC), in which proposals for ongoing studies will be discussed in a closed manner to receive feedback.

CPDP LatAm’s programme is structured around three lines: multistakeholder debates on policy and governance in privacy and data protection; multistakeholder debates and presentations on technical and technological solutions to privacy and data protection challenges; and academic discussions on finished and ongoing research projects in these areas. Stay tuned to our twitter account and hear first when these calls are opened.

Relevant topics

CPDP LatAm will prioritize works related to new technologies, privacy and data protection, especially in relation to:

  • evolution of the debate on data protection in Latin America;
  • structures of data protection regulatory authorities in Latin America;
  • comparative studies on data regulation approaches / techniques / authority;
  • analysis of the impact of international cooperation mechanisms (e.g. Mercosur-UE, OECD, BRICS, Ibero-American cooperation, etc.) on data protection;
  • case studies on (ab)use of personal data at the electoral level;
  • good practices, bad practices and innovative strategies for the protection of personal data at the electoral level, at the level of companies and the public sector;
  • case studies on (ab)using personal data for behavioral advertising;
  • good practices, bad practices and innovative strategies for data anonymization;
  • case studies, good practices and models for the explanation and responsibility of algorithmic processes;
  • artificial intelligence, discrimination and accountability;
  • good practices, bad practices and innovative strategies in the use of personal data to feed artificial intelligence;
  • case studies, good practices and bad practices on facial recognition;
  • (ab)use of personal data within the scope of Smart Cities;
  • consent as a legal basis for the processing of personal data, its requirements and limits;
  • data protection in criminal investigations;
  • data protection and public security;
  • right to be forgotten; and
  • “dark patterns”, social engineering and user targeting strategies.

Multi-sectoral debates are very welcome. We value panels that are multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary, coming from as many locations as possible and also written by men and women. We encourage the most diverse types of sessions, including formats such as debates, round tables, workshops and other unconventional academic approaches.


Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) LatAm and Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) LatAm


The conference will consist of discussion panels (see below) and presentation tables for articles, and the program will be based on proposals by the participants, which will be selected by the Scientific Committee. Based on the preferences indicated by the authors, the discussion of academic articles sent and previously selected may take place in open and multisectoral sessions, within the scope of CPDP LatAm, or in closed sessions within the scope of PLSC LatAm.

Finalized scientific articles shall be presented at CPDP LatAm and may be selected for publication aftwerwards. Works in progress shall be presented at PLSC LatAm for feedback in a dedicated workshop.


Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) LatAm and MyData LatAm

Panel debates shall be organized by academic groups, research projects, think-tanks, public authorities, intergovernmental organizations, corporations and other research organizations. CPDP LatAm focuses on data protection in Latin America and its relationship with the themes of democracy, innovation and regulation. The event will serve as a platform to foster the discussion and elaboration of solutions regarding the issues raised by legislative activity, business and government practices, new concepts, recent events and much more. CPDP LatAm will include a day dedicated to the first Latin American meeting of MyData, in which innovative approaches and data protection concepts will be explored.

It is important to note that the institutions, organizations or research projects that are chosen will be considered partners of CPDP LatAm. This means that the partner of the event will be available to finance all costs (travel and accommodation) of the panel’s speakers, in addition to paying a contribution fee for the organization of the conference in the amount of 1000 Reais (USD 250). In return, the partner will receive a series of benefits such as: brand recognition on the website, insertion of material in the conference package and the complete registration of the panel participants at the conference (so the speakers of the session organized by the partner will receive a link for free registration – includes entry for all three days, plus lunch, coffee breaks and use of conference infrastructure). Non-profit organizations that are unable to afford the event fee may get in touch after submitting the panel’s proposal to request an allowance of the registration fee. Financing travel expenses may be provided to a limited number of speakers who are unable to cover their own costs.