Big Data: Consolidating the EU Legal Framework in the Digital Economy

Date: 27 September 2018

Time: 08:45

Duration: 2 days

Location: Brussels

Cost: 790€ / Early booking discounts available!

Organiser: Academy of European Law

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The ever-growing accumulation and use of digital data raises legal challenges for private and public entities as regards data ownership, the cross-border use and the protection of these data. The conference will look at the EU legal framework and its loopholes, and offer a platform for discussion on how to adapt the framework to the European data economy.

Key topics:

  • Free movement of data and the proposed EU Regulation on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union (COM (2017)495);
  • The distinction between personal and non-personal data and their respective EU legal regimes in the online environment;
  • A future EU framework for interoperability and standards, accessibility and reuse of public and publicly funded data, data sharing, and use of data for public-interest purposes;
  • Competition law aspects related to data concentration and market power of online platforms Intellectual property (including databases), trade secrets and other commercially confidential information in the era of big data;
  • Future EU strategy on access, fair use and sharing of Big Data;
  • Proposed EU e-Privacy Regulation: consequences for Big Data.

Who should attend?

EU and national civil servants, lawyers specialised in intellectual property, IT, and data protection laws, in-house lawyers of entities collecting and selling data, data-based products and services, and connected devices.

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