Final conference of the PHAEDRA project

PhaedraOn 12 December 2014, the final conference under the PHAEDRA project will take place in Cracow (Poland). The theme is ‘Enforcing privacy: lessons from current implementations and perspectives for future’. The conference will be addressed to national data protection authorities, selected policy-makers, scientific world, NGOs and media. The goal of the conference is to present the final results of the project and to discuss the outcomes in the wider perspective of cooperation and coordination activities between Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), Privacy Commissioners, and Privacy Enforcement Authorities.

The opening session on ‘European and International cooperation in enforcing privacy – state of play’ will focus on topics such as existing legal frameworks for co-operation between DPAs, co-operation in the fields of best practices, accountability and enforcement, lessons from areas other than data protection, findings and recommendations for improving co-operation and co- ordination at the end of the project.

The second session on ‘Privacy enforcement in practice – International experiences in real life case handling’ will focus on how DPAs are dealing with barriers in privacy law enforcement. Presentations will be devoted to cases and applied solutions using existing instruments and forms of co-operation and co-ordination between the EU DPAs under the EU legal framework.

The third session on ‘European and International cooperation in enforcing privacy –expectations and solutions for a reinforced co-operation’ will focus on legislative and practical barriers to enforcing privacy. Panelists will try to recognise constraints (legal and non-legal) that DPAs face in the enforcement of privacy and data protection legislation – from the point of view of the regulators, as well as from the point of view of stakeholders (civil society, academia, media).

The two-year research project started in January 2013 and is co-funded by the European Union under its Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme. PHAEDRA is the acronym for “Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion bEtween Data PRotection Authorities”. The four partners include Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Trilateral Research & Consulting (UK), Universitat Jaume I (Spain) and the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (GIODO), the Polish data protection authority.

Participation in the final conference is free of charge. The working language will be English and simultaneous interpretation into Polish will be provided.

For registration and the agenda, please click here.

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