Privacy Salon aims at sensibilising and critically informing the broader public, policy makers and industry in Belgium, Europe and beyond about privacy, data protection and other social and ethical issues that are raised with the introduction of new technologies in society. In addition, it wants to contribute to policy, policy-making and evaluation of privacy and data protection policy by ways of consultancy for policy makers, industry and research institutions, but also to scientific and policy-oriented research on privacy, data protection and social-ethical consequences of new technologies.  Finally, it works towards creating a platform.

Goals of THE PRIVACY SALON Platform

The platform promotes worldwide Belgium and Brussels as European knowledge centre of privacy and data protection. It brings together the main stakeholders (government, academia, industry and civil society) to meet in an atmosphere of mutual respect to exchange ideas about emerging issues concerning new technologies, privacy and data protection; and contributes to innovation development of privacy-related products, methods, processes, activities, services etc.


PRIVACYTOPIA encompasses the public and artistic events organised by Privacy Salon in order to bring the issues of privacy, data protection and other societal issues raised by the emergence and adoption of technologies to the broader public. Such events are organized primarily around the Data Privacy Day celebrated yearly on 28 January, but also throughout the year.