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Roundtable: fundamental digital rights – do we need a separate charter?

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

Based on the initiative demanding a European Union Charter of Digital Rights, this year’s roundtable focuses on the very necessity of such a proposal. For such a complex issue, an interdisciplinary examination is essential.

Speakers

Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Key Note
fmr. Chief Executive Officer, NZZ Media Group, Zürich Chair
Attorney-at-Law, IT-Law, Kanzlei Auer, Berlin Comment
IT Project Manager und Independent Researcher Comment
Professor of Internet Politics, Freie Universität Berlin Comment
Head, Austrian Data Protection Authority, Vienna Comment
Senior Partner, LGP - LANSKY, GANZGER & Partner Attorneys-at-Law GmbH, Vienna Comment
Future Law; Founder and Managing Director, Seinfeld Professionals, Vienna Comment

Dr. Alex 'Sandy' PENTLAND

Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

1981-1986 Lecturer and Research Scientist, Stanford University, Stanford; SRI - Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, CA
since 1986 Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1995-2000 Academic Head, MIT Media Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
since 2000 MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Director, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2007-2015 Co-Lead, Big Data, Privacy, Development, World Economic Forum, Cologny
since 2014 Chair, Advisory Board, AT&T Inc., Dallas, TX

Veit V. DENGLER

fmr. Chief Executive Officer, NZZ Media Group, Zürich

1989 Reporter-Researcher, TIME Magazine, New York
1987-1990 Reporter, TIME-LIFE News Service, Vienna
1993-1994 Assistant Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble, Procter & Gambler, Vienna
1997-2003 Associate principal,McKinsey & Company, Paris, Los Angeles, Vienna
2003-2005 Vice President for Marketing Strategy, Planning and Customer Insights, T-Mobile International, London
2005-2007 Sales Director, Home and Small Business division, Central Europe region, Dell Inc., Bratislava
2005-2009 General Manager, European Business Center Bratislava, Dell Inc., Bratislava
2007-2008 Sales Director, Small and Medium Business division, Central Europe region
2008-2010 General Manager and Director, Consumer division, Central and Eastern Europe region, Dell Inc., Bratislava
2010-2012 General Manager and Executive Director, Consumer, Small and Medium Business division, Central Eastern Europe region, Dell Inc., Bratislava
2012 Senior Vice President, International,Groupon International, Schaffhausen
since 2016 Council Member, Google Digital News Initiative – Innovation Fund, Paris
2013-2017 Chief Executive Office, NZZ-Mediengruppe, Zurich

Dipl.-Inform. Jürgen GEUTER

IT Project Manager und Independent Researcher

2000-2009 Studies, Computer Science; Philosophy, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
2009-2014 Researcher, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
since 2008 Independent Author; Researcher, Spiegel Online, Wired, Golem, Freitag and some more
since 2015 IT Project Manager, Boom Software GmbH, Bremen

Dr. Jeanette HOFMANN

Professor of Internet Politics, Freie Universität Berlin

1995-1999 Member, Project Group "Kulturraum Internet", Research Unit "Organization and Technology", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
2000-2007 Fellow and Program Leader, Internet Governance, Research Units "Innovation und Organisation" & "New Forms of Governance", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
2003-2004 Interim professor for Politics and Communication, Department of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen
2003-2006 Member, Collaborative Research Center 597 "Transformations of the State", Subproject "Regulation and Legitimation on the Internet", University of Bremen
2007-2010 Researcher, Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2010-2013 Expert member, Parliamentary Enquiry Commission Internet and Digital Society, German Bundestag, Berlin
2010-2013 Member, Research Unit "Cultural Sources of Newness", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
since 2012 Director, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin
since 2013 Head of the Project Group "The Internet Policy Field" WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
since 2014 Honorary Professor of Internet Politics, Central Institute of Further Education, Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin
since 2017 Professor of Internet Politics, Freie Universität Berlin

Mag. Dr. Andrea JELINEK

Head, Austrian Data Protection Authority, Vienna

1991-1992 Legal Advisor, General Secretary, Austrian Rector's Conference, Vienna
1993-2003 Head of Unit, Foreign and Asylum law, human rights, Department of Law, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Interior, Vienna
2003-2010 Head, Police in the 3rd district, Vienna
2010-2011 Head, Foreign Police, Vienna
2011-2013 Head, Police in the 3rd district, Vienna
since 2014 Head, Austrian Data Protection Authority, Vienna

Dr. Gabriel LANSKY

Senior Partner, LGP - LANSKY, GANZGER & Partner Attorneys-at-Law GmbH, Vienna

1976-1979 University Assistant, Institute for Roman Law and Ancient History of Law, University of Vienna
1985 Bar Examination, Vienna
1985-1990 Partner, Rudolf Müller & Partner Attorneys-at-Law, Vienna
1991 Established his own law firm, Vienna
1997 Member, Brussels Bar Association
2001 Merger with Law firm Dr. Elisabeth Steiner
2002 Merger with Law firm Dr. Gerald Ganzger
2004 Member, Budapest Bar Association

Mag. Sophie MARTINETZ

Future Law; Founder and Managing Director, Seinfeld Professionals, Vienna

2000 Graduation from law, University of Vienna
2000-2002 Executive Production Assistant, diverse film productions
2002-2004 In-House Lawyer, Bertelsmann/ Fremantle Media, Berlin; London
2004-2007 Media Finance, Barclays Corporate Banking, London
2007-2008 Head of Global Referal Unit, Barclays Corporate Banking, London
2008-2011 Head of Corporate Business Services, Bawag PSK, Vienna
since 2012 Founder; Managing Director, Seinfeld Professionals, Vienna
since 2016 Founder, Future Law, Vienna

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