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Trade and privacy: complicated bedfellows?

October 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), together with the Center for Digital Democracy in the US (CDD), the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) and European Digital rights (Edri) is organising an event titled: “Trade and privacy: complicated bedfellows?” on 12 October 2016 at the European Parliament. This event will be hosted by MEP Viviane Reding. It will include a presentation of the results of a study on the solidity of data protection safeguards in trade agreements and a debate on how to achieve data protection-proof free trade agreements.

Speakers include:

- MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht

- Kristina Irion, Ivir Institute

- Pascal Kerneis, ESF

- EU Digital Trade Negotiator (tbc)

- David Martin, BEUC

Modern digital markets rely on the processing of personal data, but regulations on how to protect these differ widely from country to country. A new generation of trade agreements increasingly allows unrestricted data transfers, including personal data, between countries. Researchers of the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) showed in a study that the EU does not sufficiently safeguard citizens’ personal data and privacy rights in its trade agreements.

Practical information

Date: 12 October 2016, 18:30-20:00
Venue: European Parliament
Registration: Please provide the following information: Name, First name, Date of birth, Nationality, ID type and number, Organisation to viviane.reding-office2@europarl.europa.eu.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.


October 12, 2016 6:30 pm
October 12, 2016 8:00 pm