International Data protection conference


The conference focused on data protection as a new challenge in anti-trafficking policies in the digital age. Participants from 15 countries exchanged experiences on relevant topics, including data collection procedures and victim’s protection, European data protection developments and the rights of marginalised populations, counseling centres and National Rapporteur mechanisms, and the right to privacy for trafficked persons.

KOK has published the reports, presentations and speeches from the conference.


The speakers included, among others, Gulnara Shahinian, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Thilo Weichert. Data protection commissioner Schleswig-Holstein, Julia Planitzer, Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Jan van Dijk, Tilburg University, Member of GRETA, Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen. Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Birgit Schweikert, Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.