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Your Privacy versus Our Security?

Your Privacy versus Our Security?

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About this Event

06 Jul 2007

Your Privacy versus Our Security?

About the Speech:

Peter Hustinx, EU Data Protection Supervisor will discuss the data protection and privacy in the context of security.

The privacy of personal data is eroded by two key trends: first, the intensification of exchange of personal data (e.g. in areas such as banking, travel, identity, DNA and criminal records) for security and law enforcement purposes; and second, increased Internet tracking for online services. Examples include the recent revelation that details of transnational banking exchanges via Swift were disclosed to US authorities; the current developments in intelligence as part of EU police and judicial cooperation; a breakdown in EU-US relations over air passenger record exchanges; and, in recent weeks, the non-security related controversy involving Google\'s tracking of users online browsing for marketing purposes. Data protection is central to the networked world in which we live.

This event is the first in a series of Data Protection meetings that the Institute will host over the coming months, and is of interest to policy and private sector stakeholders involved in security, banking & finance, travel, law, biometrics & information technology and communications.

About the Speaker:

Peter Hustinx has been reappointed as European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) for a second term of office and Giovanni Buttarelli was appointed Assistant Supervisor for the same five-year term, as of January 2009.

 

Theme: Foreign Policy and ESDP 

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