The EDPS participated in the Hate Speech and Security Summit in Rome. The Summit was organised by the Italian Presidency of the G7 and was also attended by seven Bar Associations.
The initiative was aimed at developing a common strategy and reinforcing the importance of protecting human dignity and the right to privacy in the era of hate speech and fake news.
In his intervention, Giovanni Buttarelli stressed the importance of political will, a common framework and the wise use of new technologies.
“The fourth IPEN Workshop will take place in Vienna, Austria, the day after the ENISA Annual Privacy Forum. The GDPR will become fully applicable less than a year after the workshop, and it will make data protection by design and by default a legal obligation for data controllers. Several presentations will address conceptual issues of privacy engineering. Furthermore, there are already practical solutions for some data protection challenges available or emerging. The workshop will discuss practical showcases.”
“The May 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers recently adopted Opinions on data protection and the EU institutions, digital content and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), as well as many other EDPS activities.”
Opening speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Workshop: Data Protection within International Ogranizations organised by the International Organization for Migration and the European Data Protection Supervisor, Geneva, Switzerland, 11 May 2017
“On 18 May 2017, the EDPS is hosting a workshop on Data Driven Life in Brussels (see the agenda). This is the second workshop in the series organised by the EDPS advancing the global debate on the ethical dimension of the digital revolution.”
“The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents one of the EU’s greatest achievements in recent years, but without a complementary and effective legal tool to protect the fundamental right to private life, of which the confidentiality of our communications is a vital component, the EU privacy and data protection framework remains incomplete, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he published his Opinion on the ePrivacy Regulation.”
“Under the new Europol Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/794), the EDPS will take over responsibility from the JSB for the data protection supervision of Europol as from the beginning of May.”