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Symposium „The Cultures of Privacy and Data Protection in the EU and the U.S.“


In Kooperation mit der Forschungsstelle Datenschutz der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main und dem Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, lädt die Stiftung Datenschutz am 9. März 2016 zu einem internationalen Symposium ein. Auf diesem Symposium sollen Perspektiven auf Privatheit und Datenschutz sowie Anforderungen an Politik und Wirtschaft diskutiert werden. Zu den internationalen Referenten gehören u.a. Marc Rotenberg (EPIC / Georgetown University Law Center), Henry Farell (George Washington University) und William Gilles (Université Paris 1).

Wednesday, 9 March 2016
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Goethe University Frankfurt,
Campus Westend (Renate-von-Metzler-Saal) 

Conference language: English
Number of participants: approx. 100-150
Presenter: Scot Stevenson, dpa

When we speak of „data protection“, what we mainly mean is the protection of individuals´ privacy. But what does “privacy” or “the right to informational self-determination” actually stand for in various European countries and in the U.S. (where tremendous amounts of European’s personal data are stored and processed) ? Do we protect the same values and resources when we protect individual privacy ? Or are there significant differences in the cultures defining what is or ought to be “private” information ? What value is attached to the right to control one's own personal data in the individual EU member states and the U.S. ? How do we balance the individual's right to privacy with the sovereign authorities of the state? These are questions to be discussed when the EU General Data Protection Regulation is finalised, especially as one of the regulation's objectives is the EU-wide harmonisation of data protection legislation.

Free Admission – Registrations by 1 March 2016: event@stiftungdatenschutz.org

Weiterführende Informationen:

Website der Stiftung Datenschutz

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