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Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon leads data protection and innovation panel in Brussels

Published: 26 January 2018Origin: Southampton Law School

On 24 January, at the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference in Brussels, Belgium, Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon organised and moderated a panel on data protection and innovation acceleration as part of the Data Pitch project. 
The panel comprised Malte Beyer-Katzenberger representing the  European Commission (DG-CNECT); Gwendal le Grand, representing the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL); Gary Lafever from Anonos (US); Bashara Hinnawi from Beta-i (Portugal) and Paul Francis from Max Planck Institute, Germany and Alison Knight (University of Southampton). 
The panel discussed issues around open data innovation - bringing together corporate and public sector organisations wanting to discover the untapped opportunity in their data, on the one hand, together with the skills of startups and SMEs exploring such data on the other and addressed the following questions:

  • How can we overcome legal and technical obstacles to unleash the full potential of closed datasets through data sharing in order to promote open innovation?
  • How does data protection and privacy laws impact upon closed data sharing practices?
  • To what extent are anonymisation and pseudonymisation solutions crucial in a closed environment and for open innovation acceleration?
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Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon leads the panel
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Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon leads the panel
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Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon leads the panel
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