Towards a Roadmap for Privacy Technologies and the General Data Protection Regulation: A transatlantic initiative

Stefan Schiffner, Bettina Berendt, Triin Siil, Martin Degeling, Robert Riemann, Florian Schaub, Kim Wuyts, Massimo Attoresi, Seda Gürses, Achim Klabunde, Jules Polonetsky, Norman Sadeh, Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Proceedings of the Annual Privacy Forum 2018


The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is poised to present major challenges in bridging the gap between law and technology. This paper reports on a workshop on the deployment, content and design of the GDPR that brought together academics, practitioners, civilsociety actors, and regulators from the EU and the US. Discussions aimed at advancing current knowledge on the use of abstract legal terms in the context of applied technologies together with best practices following state of the art technologies. Five themes were discussed: state of the art, consent, de-identification, transparency, and development and deployment practices. Four traversal conflicts were identified, and research recommendations were outlined to reconcile these conflicts.


tags: gdpr, privacy