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Personal Data Protection - London, 17 April 2015

The EPIO held a public event on new EU proposals to protect the rights and freedoms of the individual in respect to the protection of personal data. The proposals would also ensure the exchange of personal data between competent authorities in the EU.

Existing legislation on personal data protection was adopted, by the EU, in 1995. However, this has a limited scope of application as it only applies to cross-border data processing and not to processing by the police and judiciary at purely national level.

Do we need tighter regulation to protect against threats from new technology?  

Prof Marju LAURISTIN, the MEP steering the draft directive through the European Parliament, led an expert panel at the event in London on April 17th.

The debate was moderated by Anne-Marie TOMCHAK, BBC Trending.



Timothy KIRKHOPE MEP, Shadow Rapporteur of Directive and Regulation
Emma CARR, Director, Big Brother Watch
Dr Orla LYNSKEY, Lecturer in IT Law and Competition Law, LSE
Hannah McCAUSLAND, Senior International Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office
Richard WARD, Government Relations at IBM

The hashtag for the event was: #debateDATA


Date: Friday, 17 April 2015
Time:  09.45-11.15 (doors open 09.15)
Venue: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU