To mark International Data Protection Day (Jan. 28), YPFP Brussels is proud to host an event on data privacy. Data is front page news, as we seek to find a balance between personal protection and the use of that data to protect our societies. While some governments look to regulate the private sector, others call to protect our privacy as a central right. From regulatory debates to international scandals, the old privacy issue is younger than ever, as technology reaches further and impacts us all. Data privacy in the cyberspace is very closely linked to other issues such as intellectual property and patent protection.
As technology moves faster than regulation, users, policymakers and tech companies face huge challenges every day, making it very difficult to answer to one simple question: Are we safe in cyberspace?
From relations between the EU institutions and the private companies, to the practical and operational side of egovernment and cybersecurity, Mr. Mark Lange, Director EU Institutional Relations at Microsoft Europe, and Mr. Luukas Ilves, Counsellor for Digital Affairs at the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU, will help us try answering this and other questions regarding Data Protection from a foreign policy perspective: What are the legislative challenges for the EU and beyond? How do private companies and regulators negotiate a constantly changing tech landscape? How does an international company like Microsoft adapt to multiple different legal environments?
To discuss these and other questions and challenges, YPFP Brussels invites you to this open event, kindly hosted by Microsoft Europe. The event will be followed by a reception generously offered by Microsoft Europe.
Mark LANGE – Director EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft Europe
Luukas ILVES – Counsellor for Digital Affairs, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
NB – in the event of over-subscription, YPFP Members will be given preference for entry
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