Disclaimer Please note that this preliminary version of the program is not final and that some panels might change or be rescheduled. Updated versions will be regularly posted and notified on the CPDP website.
CPDP2013 Panels at Grande Halle
8.45 Big Data: Big Promises, Big Challenges
co-organised by INRIA and CPDP
hosted by Daniel Le Métayer (INRIA) & Marieke De Goede (University of Amsterdam)
panel François Bancilhon, Data Publica (FR), John Boswell, SAS (US), Toon Calders, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), Stephane Grumbach, Inria (FR), Omer Tene, College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion (IL)
Big Data promises a great deal: they are inscribed with the potential to transform society, science, governance, business and society as a whole. But the quest for predictability which is at the core of Big Data also raises many questions related to determinism, discrimination, manipulation, conformism, to cite a few.
This panel will address the following issues:
- What are the main benefits and risks associated with Big Data and the integration of large, diverse datasets?
- What critical social, moral and legal problems are raised by Big Data and what could be the way forward to minimize the risks while not compromising the benefits?
- Is the current philosophy of data protection in Europe compatible with Big Data or is it deeply called into question?
10.15 Coffee break
10.30 Balancing of Fundamental Rights in Online Copyright Enforcement
co-organised by IViR and CPDP
hosted by Serge Gutwirth, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE) & Nico van Eijk, University of Amsterdam (NL)
panel Balázs Bodo, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (HU), Malcolm Hutty, EuroISPA (BE), Marietje Schaake, Member of European Parliament - ALDE (NL), Wendy Seltzer, World Wide Web Consortium & Chilling-effects.org (US)
There is an ongoing trend towards stricter enforcement of copyright on the internet. Is copyright enforcement possible without infringing fundamental rights?
11.45 DPAs and The Challenges of Cooperation
hosted by Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh) & Ivan Szekely (CEU)
panel Alexander Dix, Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (DE), Hielke Hijmans, EDPS (EU), David Smith, Office of the Information Commissioner (UK), Kush Wadhwa, Trilateral Consulting (UK)
Under the proposed European Data Protection Regulation, the data protection authorities of Member States are expected to co-operate with each other and with the Commission, and to achieve consistency in their activities. What are the prospects for this, and what has been their previous experience with joint activities and mutual assistance? The speakers in this panel are well-qualified to consider these and related questions in this subject, which is of great importance to the future of data protection.
14.00 Data Protection: Redress Mechanisms and Their Use
co-organised by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and CPDP
hosted by Christopher Docksey (EDPS) & Justin Brookman (CDT)
panel Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute (UK), Niraj Nathwani, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (EU), Dorota Głowacka, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (PL), Eric Töpfer, German Institute for Human Rights (DE)
Earlier studies, including special Eurobarometer surveys and the 2010 report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) “Data Protection in the European Union: the role of National Data Protection Authorities”, highlighted that redress mechanisms in the area of data protection are available, but little used. FRA has undertaken legal and social fieldwork research to offer insights into the reasons why available redress mechanisms in the area of data protection are little used. The panel will discuss preliminary results of the project.
The panel will address the following issues:
- usage of redress mechanisms in the area of data protection in the EU Member States
- barriers and incentives for using and applying particular redress mechanisms
- observations on need to improve accessibility and effectiveness of redress mechanisms
- observations concerning independence and resources of data protection authorities
15.15 Coffee break
15.30 The Business Perspective on Privacy/Data Protection Legislation
hosted by Christoph Luykx (Intel) & Rosa Barcelo (DG Connect - EC)
panel Frederico Etro, Universitá Ca’ Foscari (IT), Chris Sherwood, Yahoo (BE), Rene Summer, Ericsson (SE)
The panel aims to provide an overview of the main issues on the horizon for ICT firms, in particularly given the evolving data protection/privacy landscape, market innovations and growing complexities. The goal is to get a perspective of a couple of companies on how policies and legislation under discussion would affect their business and the digital economy.
16.45 Data Protection Legislation and Start-Up Companies
hosted by Erik Valgaeren (Stibbe) and Frances Robinson (Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal)
panel Pierre-Francois Chiron, Make Me Reach (FR), Bart Becks, Sonic Angel (BE), Yves Baudechon, Social Lab Group (BE), Pepijn Palmans, Kangaroot (BE), Harri Koponen, Rovio (FI)
The European internet start-up economy is growing fast. Businesses are starting and growing across the European Union led by creative, driven people. More often than not, however, innovation relies on the processing of personal data. While there is no doubt that it is inspiring to see this level of impact in Europe, innovation needs the right regulatory environment in order to thrive. This panel seeks to dissect the apparent contradiction between the perception of bureaucratic burden and an increasingly citizen focused data protection framework and the need for innovation-friendly regulation.
18.00 Award Ceremony: CPDP Multidisciplinary Privacy Research Award 2013
18.15 2013 International Champion of Freedom Award, and Cocktail offered by EPIC (till 20.00)
CPDP2013 Panels at Petite Halle
8.45 Mobile devices and applications: risks, challenges, opportunities, and future trends
hosted by Cédric Burton (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLLP) & Ana Brian Nougrères (Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay)
panel Tobias Bräutigam, Nokia, Carl-Christian Buhr, DG CONNECT, Frank Dumortier, University of Namur – CRIDS (BE), Gwendal Le Grand, CNIL (FR), Pat Walshe, GSMA (UK), Speaker from a telecommunication company
The panel will focus on the key privacy and data protection issues related to the use of mobile devices and applications. It will bring together experts from academia, regulator and the private sector and will allow them to debate freely on this issue. It will address the challenges, risks and opportunities raised by mobile devices and applications, and explore the latest legal developments in that field as well as the likely future trends, including the expected opinion of the Article 29 Working Party on mobile applications and the impact of the draft EU data protection regulation on that sector.
10.15 Coffee break
10.30 EU fight against botnets: a honeypot for personal data? (till 13.00)
co-organised by JRC-Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen and CPDP
hosted by Laurent Beslay, European Commission, JRC – Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (EC) and Marco Gercke, Director of the Institute for Cybercrime Law
panel Alberto Escudero-Pascual, IT46.se (IT), Eric Freyssinet, Cybercrime Division of Gendarmerie Nationale (FR), Corrado Leita, Symantec, Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, ACDC EU project Microsoft (FR), Pasquale Stirparo, JRC-Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (EU)
How to offer legally admissible evidence for taking down botnets and being in compliance with the EU data protection regulatory framework which imposes stringent safeguards on the confidentiality of personal communications and their related traffic data? Through an interactive discussion between the speakers and the participants, innovative solutions for detecting, measuring, analysing, mitigating and eliminating botnets taking into account the principle of privacy by design will be presented and debated.
14.00 Onlife Manifesto - Being Human and Making Society in the Digital Age: Privacy in Light of Hannah Arendt
co-organised by DG Connect, CRIDS and CPDP
hosted by Luciano Floridi, University of Hertfordshire & University of Oxford (UK) & Michael Friedewald, Fraunhofer ISI (DE)
panel Nicole Dewandre, DG CONNECT (EU), Charles Ess, University of Oslo (NO), Luciano Floridi, University of Hertfordshire & University of Oxford (UK), Claire Lobet-Maris, University of Namur – CRIDS (BE)
For Hannah Arendt, politics emerge from the plurality and the public space is the space lying between us, where each of us can experience freedom. “While all aspects of the human condition are somehow related to politics, this plurality is specifically the condition – not only the conditio sine qua non, but the conditio per quam – of all political life” (The Human Condition).
This panel will focus on what matters for the public space, and in particular:
- the questions raised by the computing era and the current regulation of privacy;
- the means needed to reinvigorate the sense of plurality;
- the responses of the “Onlife Manifesto” produced by an interdisciplinary group of experts.
The speakers are members of a scientific group leading a conceptual work called the “Onlife Initiative”. This initiative is part of the Digital Futures project, initiated by the DG Connect: Nicole Dewandre – DG Connect – European Commission (EU).
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Surveillance and Criminal Law
co-organised by EU PF7 project IRISS and CPDP
hosted by Antonella Galetta (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) & Gary T. Marx (MIT)
panel Rachel Robinson, Liberty, (UK), Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC (BE), John Vervaele, University of Utrecht (NL), Didier Wallaert, DLA Piper (BE)
This panel will look at how surveillance systems are operated in our everyday life and for law enforcement purposes. In particular, it will focus on the presumption of innocence and the impact of surveillance on fundamental rights. It will deal with these issues broadly as well as looking at the most specific contexts of the use and deployment of surveillance measures in pre-trial and post-trial contexts. Specific surveillance technologies and practices will be examined, such as CCTVs and electronic monitoring systems. These issues will be dealt in a comparative perspective considering the European and US experiences.
The main topics of discussion will be:
- What are the effects of surveillance on the presumption of innocence?
- How are the impacts of surveillance on the presumption of innocence countered by legislation and case law?
- How are surveillance systems deployed in prisons and within the criminal justice system?
- How is surveillance operated beyond regimes of custody?
16.45 Surveillance, Democracy and the State (till 18.00)
co-organised by EU PF7 project IRISS and CPDP
hosted by Reinhard Kreissl (IRKS) & Chiara Fonio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
panel Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy Ltd (AUS), Ben Hayes, Statewatch (UK), Clive Norris, University of Sheffield (UK), Rowena Rodrigues, Trilateral Research and Consulting (UK)
Surveillance and democracy are intimately intertwined. Every modern polity has developed an elaborate system for identifying constituencies and monitoring and controlling the population. Modern surveillance practices as a means of governance are introduced with a double justification. On one hand a surveillance regime is required for the distribution of entitlements such as social welfare payments, providing the data for social planning and the allocation of resources. On the other hand, large-scale surveillance is supposed to help identify predators, criminals and terrorists. As well as this, the private sector plays an increasing role, both as a complicit in state surveillance, and by forming its own nucleus of surveillance.
The panel will address the following issues in particular:
- The non-reciprocal nature of visibility in contemporary “democratic” surveillance societies. Should the surveillers be as transparent as the citizens they surveil?
- Is the democratisation of surveillance technologies possible? If yes, to what extent?
- Why are the legitimacy and the social cost of surveillance technologies so often overlooked?
- Do modern surveillance technologies require a new way of ethical thinking?
CPDP2013 at La Cave
10.15 Coffee break
10.30 Anti-Discrimination by Design in Social Data Mining
co-organised by the EU PF7 project MODAP and CPDP
hosted by Dino Pedreschi (University of Pisa) & Rosamunde Van Brakel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
panel Raphaël Gellert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE), Stan Matwin, Dalhousie University (CA), Salvatore Ruggieri, University of Pisa (IT), Tal Zarsky, Falculty of Law, University of Haifa (IL)
Social data are at the heart of the idea of a knowledge society, where decisions can be taken on the basis of knowledge in these data. Mining technologies enable the extraction of profiles useful to screen people when searching for those with a certain behavior. Profiles are useful in many contexts, from criminal investigation to marketing, from genetic screening to website personalisation. Profiles can help the categorisation of people on the basis of their personal and intimate information. Unfortunately, this categorisation may lead to unfair discrimination against protected groups. It is obvious that discrimination jeopardises trust therefore inscribing non-discrimination into the knowledge discovery technology by design is becoming indispensable.
11.45 Engineering privacy-aware systems and services
co-organised by the EU PF7 project NESSOS and CPDP
hosted by Fabio Martinelli (CNR Pisa) & Daniel Le Metayer (INRIA)
panel Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (CA), Jorge Cuellar, Siemens (DE), Fabio Martinelli, CNR-Pisa (IT), Ruben Rios, Univerity of Malaga (ES)
This panel aims to examine the concept of privacy by design from several perspectives. Indeed, most current engineering approaches consider security only on a technological level, failing to capture the high-level requirements of trust or privacy. We discuss privacy enhancing mechanisms for future internet services, in particular for mobile devices.
14.00 Privacy by Design in Big Data and Social Data Mining
co-organised by the EU PF7 project MODAP and CPDP
hosted by Fosca Giannotti (University of Pisa)
panel Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria (IT), Roberto Lattanzi, Italian Data Protection Authority (IT), Manolis Terrovitis, Institute for the Management of Information Systems (GR), Tal Zarsky, Falculty of Law, University of Haifa (IL)
One of the most fascinating challenges of our time is understanding the complexity of the global interconnected society. The big data, originating from the digital breadcrumbs of human activities, promise to let us scrutinise the ground truth of individual and collective behavior. However, the big data revolution is in its infancy, and there are many barriers to set the power of big data free for social mining, so that scientists, and in prospect everybody, can access the knowledge opportunities. One of the most important barriers is the right of each individual to their own privacy, i.e., the right to protect the own personal sphere against privacy violations due to uncontrolled intrusions. The key point is: how can the right to access the collective knowledge and the right to individual privacy co-exist?
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Academic Papers Session (till 18.00)
hosted by Jean-Pierre Nordvik (JRC)
Session 1: Empirical research and case: privacy attitudes, concerns and responses • Papers
- The cost of using Facebook: Assigning value to different aspects of privacy protection on social network sites, Wouter Steijn (Tilburg University, NL)
- “All my mates have got it, so it must be okay”: Constructing a Richer Understanding of Privacy Concerns, Anthony Morton (University College London, UK)
- The Rise of African SIM Registration: Mobility, Identity, Surveillance & Resistance, Kevin Donovan (University of Cape Town, RSA) and Aaron Martin (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
- Personal Data Protection in Malaysia; Different Principles. Different Approaches, Noriswadi Ismail (Quotient Consulting, Malaysia)
Session 2: Data protection concepts, regulation, and reform • Papers
- The proposed data protection regulation and international data transfer in cloud transformations: a kaleidoscopic view, Iheanyi Nwankwo, Corrales Marcelo and Nikolaus Forgó (Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE)
- Forgetting about consent. Why the focus should be on “suitable safeguards” in data protection law, Gabriela Zanfir (University of Craiova, RO)
- Realizing the Complexity of Data Protection, Marion Albers (Hamburg University, DE)
CPDP2013 side events second day
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