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InfoSoc Privacy Afternoon

Dates:
  • Tue 11 Dec 2018 15.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-12-11 15:00 2018-12-11 18:00 Europe/Paris InfoSoc Privacy Afternoon

15.00-16.30: “The Four Shapes of Online Privacy” - A Talk by Johannes Eichenhofer

Privacy has, like its opposite (publicity or 'the public'), always been a highly vague concept. Over many centuries the private/public distinction has been used in many different societal contexts with different connotations. Therefore it may not surprise that the idea of a private space expresses a different meaning of privacy than the concepts of private property, private information or a private decision. Despite its multiple and diverse connotations and the hereby caused difficulties to define the term, there is a broad consensus about privacy's value to protect and promote individual autonomy and integrity and a free society as a whole.
In the Internet Age privacy, or much more current understandings of privacy (for instance as an individual right to control over personal information), seems to face severe challenges due to developments like ubiquituous computing, mass surveillance and Big Data. Accordingly, many claim privacy as 'outdated' or 'dead' while at the same time exclaiming an Era of 'Post-Privacy'. Others ask for a fundamentally different, namely Internet-focused, understanding of privacy. In my presentation I will refer to this claim by presenting four shapes that privacy might take in the Online world. Moreover, I intend to assess to which extent the EU law takes one or even more of these shapes.

16.30-17.00: "Are Data Protection Laws Barriers to Trade? A Conceptual Framework to Analyze Data Protection Laws under the WTO Privacy Exception" – A Talk by Martina Ferracane

The discussion will focus on recent data protection laws (with a special focus on the GDPR) with the objective to analyze these measures in the context of the WTO framework. Certain provisions in data protection laws could be interpreted as barriers to trade when there are alternatives available that ensure the same level of data protection but with lower costs for business. When this is the case, these provisions could be challenged under WTO. The discussion will look into a potential WTO dispute around these measures and possible outcomes.

Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa. DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa.

15.00-16.30: “The Four Shapes of Online Privacy” - A Talk by Johannes Eichenhofer

Privacy has, like its opposite (publicity or 'the public'), always been a highly vague concept. Over many centuries the private/public distinction has been used in many different societal contexts with different connotations. Therefore it may not surprise that the idea of a private space expresses a different meaning of privacy than the concepts of private property, private information or a private decision. Despite its multiple and diverse connotations and the hereby caused difficulties to define the term, there is a broad consensus about privacy's value to protect and promote individual autonomy and integrity and a free society as a whole.
In the Internet Age privacy, or much more current understandings of privacy (for instance as an individual right to control over personal information), seems to face severe challenges due to developments like ubiquituous computing, mass surveillance and Big Data. Accordingly, many claim privacy as 'outdated' or 'dead' while at the same time exclaiming an Era of 'Post-Privacy'. Others ask for a fundamentally different, namely Internet-focused, understanding of privacy. In my presentation I will refer to this claim by presenting four shapes that privacy might take in the Online world. Moreover, I intend to assess to which extent the EU law takes one or even more of these shapes.

16.30-17.00: "Are Data Protection Laws Barriers to Trade? A Conceptual Framework to Analyze Data Protection Laws under the WTO Privacy Exception" – A Talk by Martina Ferracane

The discussion will focus on recent data protection laws (with a special focus on the GDPR) with the objective to analyze these measures in the context of the WTO framework. Certain provisions in data protection laws could be interpreted as barriers to trade when there are alternatives available that ensure the same level of data protection but with lower costs for business. When this is the case, these provisions could be challenged under WTO. The discussion will look into a potential WTO dispute around these measures and possible outcomes.


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa.

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Working group

Organiser:
INFOSOC Working Group

Contact:
Matteo Passigli - Send a mail

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