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The University of Southampton
Web Science Institute

GDPR and ePrivacy Day Event

10:00 - 16:00
25 May 2018
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Nuffield Theatre, Lecture Room 1077, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Event details

ICLIC and the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training invite you to a day of presentations and discussions about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation.

The future of EU Data Protection Law: what about the ePrivacy Regulation?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in the headlines for almost 2 years. It will be directly applicable in all EU Member States from 25 May 2018. Altough not a revolution, the GDPR is often described as a significant leap forward, having the potential to affect all industries. The GDPR, however, is only one pillar of the EU data protection framework. If the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, intended to replace the ePrivacy Directive, has received less attention, it certainly has the potential to affect many, if not all, industries as well. This is because it seeks to regulate the processing of electronic communications data (both metadata and content data) and includes comparable sanctions. Its provisions target natural and legal persons. In addition, both over-the-top and machine-to-machine communications would be covered. What is the exact scope of the ePrivacy Regulation? Is the ePrivacy Regulation fit for purpose? Is the principle of confidentiality of electronic communications robust enough? What could it entail for online platforms? What would be the implications of the ePrivacy Regulation for the marketing and advertising industry?

Join us for a full day of presentations and discussions that tackle these questions!


Keynote: Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament,
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Jennifer Baker, EU tech policy reporter

Daniel Westman

Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, University of Southampton

Federica Paci, University of Southampton

Richard Gomer, University of Southampton

Faranak Hardcastle, University of Southampton

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