Joint conference on big data, September 29

BEUC NEWS - 05.08.2016

BEUC, together with the European Data Protection Supervisor, is organising a conference on 'Big data: individual rights and smart enforcement' on September 29. The conference will include panels on online platforms, smart technologies and the Digital Single Market. Speakers include EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, Federal Trade Commissoner Terrell McSweeny, BEUC Director General Monique Goyens and European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli.

Technology continues to disrupt all aspects of our lives. Basic rights such as privacy, freedom of expression and non-discrimination are under unprecedented strain in the midst of this disruption. Big Data and the Internet of Things bring policy, regulatory and enforcement challenges that require a holistic approach to ensure that the rights and interests of individuals are safeguarded in the coming decades. 

This conference will bring together leading regulators and experts in the competition, data protection and consumer protection spheres to discuss key areas of economic and societal change, to promote closer dialogue and cooperation among regulatory and enforcement bodies and explore how to better respond to the challenges our society is facing.

Practical info
Date: September 29, 2016, 09:00-17:45
Venue: Berlaymont Building, European Commission
Registration: send an email to no later than Monday 12 September. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

You can find more information on the event programme on this .