Prof. Konrad Lachmayer and Prof. Kai von Lewinski hosted an international conference on “Data Protection in Legal Comparison: Germany – Austria” at the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna. Speakers came from the fields of science, authorities and advocacy.
For the project “FREDI” Dipl. Jur. Annika Kieck (legal comparison Germany), Wiss. HK. Maximilian Gerhold [licencié en droit (Toulouse 1); legal comparison France] and Dirk Pohl [LL.B. (London) ; legal comparison England] took part in the event.
On the 28th of May 2018 the research center for legal questions of digitalization is hosting a lecture event for the effective date of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been casting its shadow ahead for two years. After the 25th of May 2018 it regulates European data protection law. Because of the rising number of information about changes in data privacy statements at the latest, these questions have reached the consumers.
The reactions on these legal changes from the side of the companies range from dangerous inactivity all the way to rushing into the subject without knowing further details. This surely is also due to the neutral and unspecific way in which these complex questions were imposed on the data processors. Considering the increasing digitalization, a business activity that does not involve processing personal data barely exists anymore. That means every consumer is going to be indirectly affected by these new rules. On top of that, there is a substantial effort of supervision coming up for the authorities.
With the help of representants of science and practice, the newly effective changes and their implementation will be critically discussed. Aside of all risks and uncertainties, practical solutions for the implementation of the legal situation are to be presented here.
“The 13th International For..Net Symposium views itself as a platform and driving force towards a value-oriented and safe use of the internet. It is directed at interested representants of science and economy, law and society. In cooperation with the research center for legal questions of digitalization processes.”