European Data Ethics Forum 2018

The second European Data Ethics Forum will be held September 28th in Copenhagen with inspirational keynotes and cases within data ethics.

Program in Progress:

Laura Sophien Dornheim is head of communications at eyeo GmbH, a German company behind AdblockPlus and Flattr. AdblockPlus is used by over half a billion users worldwide to block ads, tracking cookies and viruses, and Flattr, working out of Sweden, is building a system where creators of content can be compensated. Dr Laura Sophie Dornheim will talk about eyeo from a data ethical/privacy angle. What are eyeo's values, how are their products designed and their organisation built on these values. How do they see the consumer reactions evolve in the existing internet business model based on tracking ads. Laura has a background in business management and computer science, is a doctor of philosophy, a candidate for the German Parliament for Die Grünen and a feminist.

Kasper Holst Hansen is the founder and CEO of EduLab, the company behind the most popular digital math portal in Denmark. Kasper will talk about why EduLab created their data ethical guidelines, why they are so important to EduLab, and the reasons behind his belief that data ethics will be a competitive advantage for a short period only - soon it will become a precondition for every company just like paying employees a salary. Kasper, an economist and mathematician, is a former lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and founded EduLab in 2006. (Photo by Egon Gade)

Cécile Wendling is Group Head of Foresight at Axa, a multinational French-based insurance company. She will talk about how Axa works with privacy and data ethics; which challenges they are facing and which solutions they have arrived at (so far) in their work with ethical algorithms - especially when it comes to insuring smart cars and Internet of  Things. Dr. Cécile Wendling works on forward looking topics such as insuring the circular economy, insuring AI & driverless car, blockchain, smart cities, etc. She has flagged data privacy as a key issue for the future of insurance. She is also Associate Researcher at Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CNRS-Sciences po Paris).

Marit Hansen, who's Data Protection Commissioner for Schleswig-Holstein and a very respected speaker and participant in EU privacy law, will talk about how Germany advises public and private companies on data protection and data ethics when it comes to Internet of Things and Smart Cars/Smart Cities.

Istvan Lam. CEO of Tresorit, a cloud encryption company with 10.000+ business customers. As an advocate of privacy & human rights, a cryptographer, computer scientist and entrepreneur, he was featured on Forbes Europe’s 30 Under 30 in Technology list as an inspiring young leader in technology. He earned his MSc degree with highest honors at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE). As a researcher of cryptographic key sharing and distributed systems at CrySys Labs, Hungary and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, he specialized in cryptography engineering. Istvan Lam will talk about how Tresorit provides end-to-end encrypted file sync & sharing, why they do it, the role of encryption in data security, and the challenges of creating policies and technologies that protect citizen’s privacy.

Dan Shefet is a French lawyer, who's won a groundbreaking case on the right to be forgotten against Google, and Individual Specialist to UNESCO. He holds a Philosophy Degree and a Law Degree from the University of Copenhagen (he is born in Denmark). Specialized in European Law, Competition Law as well as Human Rights in general and in the IT environment in particular, he participates in conferences in academic venues on IT Law, Data Privacy and Human Rights on the internet. In 2014 he founded the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (AAID) the main objective of which is to introduce a general principle of accountability on the internet in order to secure the protection of human integrity. He will talk about how he's giving Google nightmares.

Jason Harmon is Chief Platform Officer at Typeform, based in Barcelona, currently focused on shaping Typeform's products and tools for developers and the global partner strategy. He’s passionate about educating engineers and business folks about APIs, as well as developer experience. Jason is also known for his articles on and, and is a member of the OpenAPI technical community and oversight committees. Typeform is a cloud-based SaaS web application and suite of APIs that transforms traditional online data collection methods into an intuitive, conversational experience. The company’s software allows customers to create and distribute dynamic, mobile-optimized forms to collect data for a variety of business uses. Jason Harmon will talk about how they became GDPR-compliant and work with privacy and data ethics.

Annefleur Schipper is founder of The Playwall, a Dutch start-up that will let you pay for news with money or data in a transparent way. Pay or Play. Together with co-founders Amber Kortzorg and Nina Van Hattum she will tell about their visions with news in a world where most people have become accustomed to 'free' news. Annefleur Schipper is music and cultural editor at Human Factor TV in Amsterdam.

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