Friday 24 January 2020
Grande Halle

Panel Description

Data about sex life and sexual orientation are being regularly processed online globally. These data, however, are perhaps the most special of all ‘special categories’ of personal data, as even when the interested individuals might have consented to such processing for certain purposes, they still expect – and in some cases critically need – strict protection against other (mis)uses and data flows. Above all, some individuals might be particularly vulnerable to misuse, for instance because of their gender identity. This panel will explore these issues, notably by asking the following questions:

  • Which are the key priorities and challenges for the private sector in this area?
  • How are the voices of individuals and communities taken into account?
  • Are legal frameworks and policies up to date with the significance of the issue?
  • Can global initiatives highlighting the importance of gender in thinking about privacy contribute to advance effective protection?

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