Regulating data: Opportunity or burden?

We discuss state of the art legal questions relating to the regulation of information, personal data and privacy, and the impacts on individuals, businesses and the public sector as well as how the idea of MyData fits together with the regulatory approaches.
30 Aug 2017
10:30 - 16:00 / Day 1: Tallinn

Regulating data: Opportunity or burden?

Privacy and Data Protection are fundamental rights. Recent legislation as well as jurisprudence in Europe have attempted to significantly strengthen the standing of individuals in a digitized world. These forms of regulation are impacting the collection and use of personal information both in the public sphere as well as for business. While some see such regulation as a heavy burden for business and innovation, others embrace modern regulatory instruments, the increased protection of informational fundamental rights or the harmonization of rules.

This workshop discusses state of the art legal questions relating to the regulation of information, personal data and privacy, and the impacts on individuals, businesses and the public sector as well as the idea of MyData as a model for ‘human centric’ management of personal data and the way it fits together with the regulatory approaches.

We invite papers and presentations that address the regulation of data and its processing, including but not limited to topics such as

  • GDPR and compliance
  • Personal data processing and consent
  • MyData Roles: controller, processor and the data subject?
  • Data Protection as a Fundamental Right
  • Sensitive personal data and health
  • Theoretical Privacy and impacts on Data Protection.

Information

Date & venue: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Tallinn University

Guidelines: Please send the title and an abstract of your presentation/paper for the workshop to academic-regulating@mydata.org by the 30th of May 2017. Accepted presenters will be notified shortly after and are expected to submit a (readable) draft paper by 4th of August 2017. The acceptance notifications will contain further instructions regarding final paper submissions.

Participation in the workshop is subject to an accepted abstract.

If you have questions on the workshop, please contact academic-regulating@mydata.org.

Workshop organizers

Jens Kremer, University of Helsinki
Anette Alen-Savikko, University of Helsinki

General information of the academic workshops of the conference can be found here.