LOSS Workshop and Panel Discussion: Surveillance, Privacy and Transatlantic Data Flows

The LOSS- Project organized a Workshop and a Panel Debate on comparative perspectives of Surveillance, Privacy and Transatlantic Data Flows at the University of Helsinki on the 24th of November 2015.

The day was a great success. It brought together well over 50 participants who were a representative sample of academia, decision-makers, law enforcement professionals, technology developers, private sector and NGOs. The participants reflected the close links LOSS has with a number of key stakeholders, as well as proved that the LOSS project is not only capable of providing a flow of information from its research activities to relevant stakeholders but also greatly benefits from their input and feedback for its own work.

One of the many aspects discussed in the Workshop was the recent CJEU Decision on the EU-US Safe-Harbor Agreement. Federico Fabbrini, Bilyana Petkova, Tuomas Ojanen, Samuli Miettinen, Tobias Bräutigam, and Niklas Vainio were presenting ideas and research and discussed them with the participants.

In the afternoon, the workshop concluded with a panel discussion posing the question: What data protection laws do we need in the 21st century? The panel included a variety of experts in the field namely, Leena Kuusniemi, Senior Legal Counsel, Rovio Entertainment Ltd, Iiris Keino, Associate, Dittmar & Indrenius, Jyrki Kasvi, MP, Bilyana Petkova, EUI, Juha Lavapuro, University of Tampere, Olli-Pekka Rantala, Ministry of Transport and Communication, and Jens Kremer, University of Helsinki.

We thank all the presenters, panellists and participants for their contribution to making this a successful event!

The workshop and panel on 24 November was the third and final event organized by the LOSS-project in 2015. The first year of the LOSS project has been very fruitful and rewarding. In 2016, at least two international seminars or workshops are scheduled to take place. Check out this website for information about the LOSS-project’s forthcoming seminars and other activities.

We wish all partners and stakeholders all the best and look forward to your input and feedback in in the future, too! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!

See the Program.


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