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Big Data as Raw Material: Legal Constraints?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
english language

What are the risks and opportunities associated with the use of Big Data? How are we supposed to deal with the protection of data and fundamental rights in our information society and on the internet? Is it possible to regulate the internet, and if so, how? Is the communication which takes place via the internet undermining the legal system?

Speakers

Data Privacy Advocate, Toulouse Key Note
Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge; Senior Adviser, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna Chair

Caspar BOWDEN

Data Privacy Advocate, Toulouse

 Caspar Bowden is an independent advocate for information privacy rights, and public understanding of privacy research in computer science. He is a specialist in EU Data Protection, European and US surveillance law, PET research, identity management, and information ethics. He is author of 2013 EU Parliament inquiry briefing on the US FISA law, and co-authored the 2012 Note on privacy and Cloud computing (which anticipated the infringements to EU data sovereignty disclosed by Edward Snowden). For nine years he was Chief Privacy Adviser for Microsoft for forty countries, and previously co-founded and was first director of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (www.fipr.org). He was an expert adviser for UK Parliamentary legislation, and co-organized six public conferences on encryption, data retention, and interception policy. He has previous careers in financial engineering and risk management, and software engineering (systems, 3D games, applied cryptography), including work with Goldman Sachs, Microsoft Consulting Services, Acorn, Research Machines, and IBM. He founded the Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, is a fellow of the British Computer Society, and a member of the advisory bodies of several civil society associations.

BA, MSc Alexander KLIMBURG

Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge; Senior Adviser, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna

 Since joining the oiip in October 2006, Alexander Klimburg has acted as an advisor to a number of different governments and international organizations on various issues within cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), and EU Common and Foreign Security Policy (CFSP). Mr. Klimburg has partaken in international and intergovernmental discussions, has acted as an advisor to the Austrian delegation at the OSCE, and has been a member of various European and international policy and working groups. He regularly advises on national and European cybersecurity legislation. Before joining the Institute, Mr. Klimburg worked in IT-related consulting and finance in Europe and Asia. He holds a BA degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and received his MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London).