The Privacy Forum kindly invites you to an event on the future of consumer protection in an increasingly digitised world and the resulting challenges for society.
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 -
13.00 - 14.30 hrs
Light lunch from 12:15 - 13:00
at the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union, Rue Belliard 60-62, 1040 Brussels
"Forum Privacy and Self-Determined Living in the Digital World"
cordially invites you to the
What comes after Cambridge Analytica?
Setting New Rules for Consumer Protection
consumers repeatedly emphasize in surveys how important their privacy is to
them, they often freely disclose personal information on the Internet. How can
this apparently paradoxical behaviour be explained? And what has the Cambridge Analytica-Scandal
to do with it?
in the area of data driven industries, there is a systematic imbalance between
the possibilities of companies to set the rules and those of consumers to deal
with them: While large corporations like Google or Facebook employ top lawyers
and the best software and marketing specialists, consumers often know little
about technical processes, business models and the legal situation.
Cost-benefit considerations are therefore difficult for them.
Shortly before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective in May 2018 and at a time when the EU Commission accuses Facebook and Twitter of lacking consumer protection, the BMBF-funded research consortium <Forum Privatheit> invites you to discuss with representatives of politics and business how consumers can protect their privacy in times of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and which new rules have to be negotiated between the relevant players in politics, business and civil society.
Moderator: Hendrik Kafsack, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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