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"What comes after Cambridge Analytica? Setting New Rules for Consumer Protection" (Brussels)


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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"What comes after Cambridge Analytica? Setting New Rules for Consumer Protection"

Brussels, April 25, 2018


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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"

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What comes after Cambridge Analytica?
Setting New Rules for Consumer Protection

While 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?  

Especially 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.



  • Eyke Peveling, Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union


  • Dr. Michael Friedewald, Forum Privacy / Fraunhofer Institute for System- and Innovation Research ISI

Impulse talks

  • Prof. Dr. Jörn Lamla, Dr. Carsten Ochs, University of Kassel
    Contradiction or Paradox? Self-Determination in Data Economies
  • Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer, University of Duisburg-Essen:
    Privacy Protection: The consumers‘ dilemma!

Panel discussion

  • Wojtek Talko , Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Vĕra Jourová    
  • Joanna Lopatowska, EuroCommerce, Adviser, Consumer Policy & Digital
  • Dr. Carsten Ochs, Forum Privacy / University of Kassel 
  • Prof. Dr. Jörn Lamla, Forum Privacy / University of Kassel
  • Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer, Forum Privacy / University of Duisburg-Essen

Moderator: Hendrik Kafsack, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Michael Friedewald, Forum Privacy / Fraunhofer ISI

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