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Data Protection for the Digital Age: A Greens/EFA hearing


28 Jun 2012 07:30


European Parliament

Event Type

L - Conference, forum



Event Location


Event Description

Welcome and introduction
Jan Philipp Albrecht, MEP
Panel 1: The Right to be Forgotten, or: How to Exercise User Rights?
Topics / Questions:
    How to enhance and enforce user rights on data protection in the information age? 
    Which rights do we need to have a technology-neutral approach that holds for the next 20 years? 
    Does the R2BF really make sense, and what does it mean for freedom of expression and historians?
 Moderator : Christian Engström, MEP
Speakers :
- Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Oxford Internet Institute 
- Joris van Hoboken, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
- Anna Fielder, Privacy International
- Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Panel 2: Code as Law? Technological Approaches and Privacy-Driven Technology Development
Topics / Questions:
- Which kind of regulatory environment is needed to enhance the usage of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs)?
- Do we need more clarity for Privacy by Design / Privacy by Default?
- Can "Do Not Track" and similar technical protocols reconcile usability with informed choices of users? (Why did earlier approaches such as P3P fail, and can they be re-born?) 
- How to get privacy impact assessment regulations right?
Moderator: Amelia Andersdotter, MEP
- Alain Pannetrat, French Data Protection Authority (CNIL)
- Seda Gürses, Katholic University of Leuven
- Rigo Wenning, Legal Counsel and Privacy Activity Lead, World Wide Web Consortium 
Panel 3: Police Data Sharing and Access to Corporate Databases
Topics / Questions:
- The patchwork of data protection rules for member states and EU agencies in this field 
- How to get political momentum for better data protection in the field of law enforcement?
- What is and should be the relation between the principle of access (Swedish initiative) and data protection rules?
- How to turn around the trend to ever more data collection and retention
- What is really necessary and proportionate?
Moderator: Judith Sargentini, MEP
- Franziska Boehm, University of Luxembourg
- Caspar Bowden, independent privacy advocate and EDRi observer
- Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Panoptikon Foundation and EDRi vice-president 
- N.N., law enforcement professional (tbc)
Closing Remarks: Jan Philipp Albrecht, MEP
Networking Lunch