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Events

Upcoming events

24 April 2017  •  GDPR Workshop Series: Health and Well-being Apps – Problematic Legal Issues

The phenomena of 'appification' has, amongst other areas, made major inroads into the area of health and well being. Such a development has manifested itself with the availability of a wide range of apps of varying application and quality. Within this range one can discern a broad spectrum ranging from apps that perform important functions associated with traditional medical devices to more frivolous activities loosely associated with the concept of well being. Within such a spectrum it may often be difficult to draw a line distinguishing activities that are genuinely 'medical' in nature from those that are not.

Each of these types of 'app' pose varying legal issues ranging on the one hand from questions associated to privacy and data protection to issues of liability related to the potential of such apps to be used as a medical device. This session aims to explore the most salient of these issues, and in doing so, attempt to highlight why the development and use of such apps remains fraught with difficulties.

This presentation, which represents a co-operation between the Brussels Privacy Hub and International law firm Bird will explore these issues taking into account recent evolutions in the regulatory landscape of the EU, including most importantly the effect of the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation and other key initiatives.

The programme is now available.

The workshop will be held from 12:30 - 14:30 at the Institute of European Studies. Lunch will be included. 

The event is free to attend but capacity is limited, so registration is required. For more information please contact 

info(_AT_)brusselsprivacyhub.org?subject=GDPR%20Workshop%20-%20Implications%20of%20research

 

5 May 2017  •  Lunchtime lecture: Data ownership: A data protection perspective

The notion of data ownership is surfacing more and more frequently in discussions about data policies, in particular at European level. As different types of knowledge production, the economy, and even our societies as such are increasingly portrayed as being 'data-driven', the issue of who can decide what happens to data (and with data) has become critical.  

This event will explore data ownership from the perspective of European personal data protection. It will consider questions such as: Are data subject rights a manifestation of any 'ownership' of personal data? How can such rights be reconciled with other concomitant types of 'ownerships', if any? Does the understanding of this notion vary in other legal frameworks? And what are the fundamental rights implications of these discussions? 

The programme is now available.

The workshop will be held from 12:00 - 14:00 at the Institute of European Studies. Lunch will be included. 

The event is free to attend but capacity is limited, so registration is required. For more information please contact 

info(_AT_)brusselsprivacyhub.org?subject=GDPR%20Workshop%20-%20Implications%20of%20research

19 May 2017 - Lunchtime lecture: The Right to Data Portability

The right to data portability is listed among the most important novelties within the GDPR, both in terms of new control rights granted to data subjects and in terms of its intersection between data protection and other fields of law (for example, competition law, intellectual property, consumer protection, etc.). Despite of its internet social media origins, that perhaps continue to shape its public perception, the right to data portability, particularly if interpreted in an expansive manner, may find application in numerous fields and industries involved in personal data processing. Its exact content is, therefore, of crucial importance. This lunchtime seminar is aimed at highlighting the raison d’ etre of this new right to data portability, its potential scope, as well as its relationship to other individual rights within the GDPR. 

The programme is now available.

The workshop will be held from 12:30 - 14:30 at the Institute of European Studies. Lunch will be included. 

The event is free to attend but capacity is limited, so registration is required. For more information please contact 

info(_AT_)brusselsprivacyhub.org?subject=GDPR%20Workshop%20-%20Implications%20of%20research

 

30 May 2017  •  Lunchtime lecture: The Potential for Impact Assessments in eHealth and mHealth Projects

The use of Impact assessments has gradually become more common in areas of technological innovation or novel practices where questions of privacy arise. This trend will likely take further root given the requirement set forth by article 35 of the General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR). This article requires that data controllers conduct an impact assessment in a number of instances, including where the rights and freedoms of data subjects are at risk. As this BPH presentation will discuss, the nature of such an impact assessment and the situations in which it is required make it ideal for use in projects related to eHealth and mHealth. Such projects frequently make use of large amounts of sensitive data and raise risks in terms of a number of important rights, including but not limited to rights linked to data protection. The broad nature of the impact assessment invoked in article 35 GDPR is suitable for not only considering questions linked to data protection and privacy but also issues related to stigmatisation, discrimination and other ethical issues that are often linked to health care projects. This presentation will discuss the potential use of impact assessments in such instances and discuss the benefits they can bring. It will also discuss the challenges that such a requirement will possess.

The programme is now available.

The workshop will be held from 12:00 - 14:00 at the Institute of European Studies. Lunch will be included. 

The event is free to attend but capacity is limited, so registration is required. For more information please contact 

info(_AT_)brusselsprivacyhub.org?subject=GDPR%20Workshop%20-%20Implications%20of%20research

28 June 2017 - Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy: Book Launch & Evening Debate

Presented by by the Centre for Direct Democracy Studies, University of Białystok;  Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and the Centre for Commercial Law, Bond University in cooperation with Brussels Privacy Hub and Intersentia

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Venue:  Muntpunt, Place de la Monnaie 6, Bruxelles 1000

You are invited to join the launch of 'Trans-Atlantic data privacy relations as a challenge for democracy’ book, edited by Dan Svantesson and Dariusz Kloza (Intersentia, 2017). Inspired by the Snowden affaire and the fall of Safe Harbor, the book explores a wider picture of data privacy protection in relations between Europe and Americas as a challenge for democracy, the rule of law (Rechtsstaat) and fundamental rights. The book launch will take shape of panel discussions amongst its many authors as well as invited experts. It will look into these relations through the lens of the human rights protection and the role of the new data privacy law in the European Union. Michal Boni MEP will join with a keynote on the future of trans-Atlantic data privacy relations from the European Parliament’s viewpoint.

The event is free to attend but capacity is limited, so registration is required. For more information please contact 

info(_AT_)brusselsprivacyhub.org?subject=GDPR%20Workshop%20-%20Implications%20of%20research

See the Events Archive for previous events.

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