On the 25th of February, parts of the LOSS project team visited the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence where we participated in a workshop on current data protection challenges in Europe. The workshop was hosted by the EUI and Prof Martin Scheinin as well as the EUI InfoSoc working group.
The event started with an introduction of the LOSS project by Prof Juha Lavapuro (LOSS team Tampere) and was followed by presentations on the current state of the EU data protection reform by Maria-Grazia Porcedda (EUI) and Przemyslaw Palka (EUI) as well as the timely dimensions of the right to be forgotten in EU law by Prof Giovanni Sartor (EUI).
During the afternoon part of the workshop, Jens Kremer (LOSS team Helsinki) presented on private video recordings, dash cams and EU data protection law followed by Prof Tuomas Ojanen (LOSS team Helsinki) on electronic mass-surveillance post Digital Rights Ireland and Eliška Pírková on the freedom of expression in a digital age.
The workshop’s rich and fruitful debates were continued at a reception in Villa Schifanoia. LOSS would like to thank all participants and presenters for the high quality debates and presentations which made the workshop a great success. We are looking forward to continuing debates!