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Cybersecurity vs user convenience - Demystifying the Debate


31 Jan 2017 18:00 to 20:00



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Eurosmart, Michal Boni, and Dita Charanzova, Members of the European Parliament, are pleased to invite you to a debate in the European Parliament on “Cybersecurity vs User Convenience - Demystifying the debate”


Keynote speech by
Sir Julian KING
Commissioner for the Security Union

In the presence of
Roberto VIOLA
Director General of DG CONNECT

In the framework of the Digital Single Market strategy, cybersecurity is more than ever at the forefront of the European debate.The European Union will have to find trade-offs between competing demands such as a high degree of security versus user convenience when addressing cybersecurity in EU sectorial policies. This includes migration and home affairs (security of eID documents),payment services (PSDII), eGovernment (eGovernment action plan 2016-2020).
In the light of the review of the 2002 ePrivacy Directive, the EU's objective is to ensure consistency with the General Data Protection Regulation, while guaranting a fair market for all players.
Concrete cases will be used for the debate such as Mobile ID, speakers from EU institutions and from the private sector will share their expertise.
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