Privacy/Privacy Lab/Berlin

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What is Privacy Lab?

Privacy Lab is a meetup for privacy minded people to foster communication and collaboration. Berlin Privacy Lab is new and we hope you'll join us! Privacy Lab San Francisco has been meeting for about a year and a half. You can find recordings of their speakers on Air Mozilla.

The goal of these events is to bring together people who work in the privacy space from different perspectives - people who may not regularly talk to each other - policy people, techies, activists, and academics at big companies, startups, universities, libraries, NGO's, foundations, civil society and more - that's one of the benefits of attending. You'll have an hour on the topic of the evening, typically with speaker(s) and Q&A, followed by an hour to talk to each other.

If you enjoy talking privacy - so much so that it's related to what you do for a living or how you volunteer your time - these are the events for you.


We hope to hold Berlin meetings quarterly throughout the year. Locations can rotate and new hosts are always welcome, so if you're interested in volunteering space or time, please let us know. Hosts are typically companies, NGOs and universities with space for 40-100 people and an interest in privacy topics. Larger venues typically include a guest speaker or several lightning talks, whereas smaller venues may focus on workshops or small group discussions.

Typically, the first hour is devoted to speaker(s) and Q&A, while the second hour is an open format designed around informal networking and small group discussions. It's also possible to devote the entire session to a more hands-on participatory workshop.

At some locations, we are able to record the speaker for future viewing. Check Air Mozilla for previous recordings. All of the Privacy Labs that were recorded on Air Mozilla are in the Privacy Channel:

Next Privacy Lab

  • Planned for late September near the Mozilla View Source Conference, September12-14 in Berlin. Topic will likely be privacy for web developers.


  • May 25, 2016, 6-8pm at Mozilla Berlin Office. The topic is an IoT and Privacy workshop. The workshop will be led by Mozilla's Michael Henretty. Capacity is 40 people. We'll be working as a group to hack this IoT research and complete a fun brainstorming activity to explore the information we'd like to have about how our personal data is being collected, viewed and used

How to Attend Privacy Lab

To attend, click the link above or search for Privacy Lab in Berlin on Eventbrite and click the registration link. You can also click the link from our email invitations if you join our mailing list. Note that by registering via Eventbrite, you will be added to our distribution list, so we can send you an email reminder or two. You can unsubscribe at any time.

We hope to see you attend and become part of the growing community of privacy advocates around the world. If you can't attend this time, we hope that you'll be able to make it to one of the future events.

Mailing List

Please join our mailing list so you can mark your calendar early for our next event.


  • For questions about Berlin Privacy Lab - contact Michael Henretty (mhenretty at mozilla dot com) or Michelle Thorne (michelle at mozillafoundation dot org).
  • For questions about Privacy Lab SF or global - contact Noah Swartz (swartzcr at gmail dot com) or Stacy Martin (stacy at mozilla dot com).

Code of Conduct

These Privacy Lab events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

In the event of a breach of these rules or if you have any questions, concerns, or requests please contact Noah Swartz (swartzcr at gmail dot com) or Stacy Martin (smartin at mozilla dot com)