The Copenhagen Data Protection Forum (CDPF)

Data Protection

The Copenhagen Data Protection Forum (CDPF) is a research and study group operating under the auspices of the Center for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) of the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. The group is headed by Christopher Kuner, research fellow and member of CIIR, and the core team includes Prof. Henrik Udsen (head of CIIR), Prof. Mads Bryde Andersen, Prof. Peter Blume and Assistant Prof. Janne Rothmar Herrmann (all Copenhagen University), Associate Prof. Charlotte Bagger Tranberg (Aalborg University) and Tanja Blichfeldt Johnsen (Partner, Novi Attorneys and External Lecturer at Copenhagen University). It focuses on legal issues of data protection and privacy law, with a particular focus on European data protection law. Meeting regularly in Copenhagen, the group includes experts from the academic, business, and data protection communities. The group's activities include the following:

Organizing public events dealing with data protection law

CDPF and CIIR are organizing a conference on Data protection and privacy at the crossroads-review of the EU legal framework, featuring EU Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx, to be held at Copenhagen University on 14 April 2011.

Engaging in a dialogue with policymakers

The CDPF responds to government consultations on data protection topics, and speaks with policymakers in this area.

Performing research projects on a consulting basis

Making use of their long experience in data protection, electronic commerce, and other areas, the core team of CDPF regularly undertakes research projects in all areas of data protection and privacy law on a consulting basis.