01/25/2017 04:00 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.
Privacy + Data Security
Les Halles de Schaerbeek Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22 Brussels, Belgium 1030
Innovations in data processing as a result of developments such as Big Data and the Internet of Things undermine the effectiveness and legitimacy of the current as well as upcoming EU data protection regime. Due to social trends and technological developments, it is suggested that the principle of purpose limitation should be abandoned as a separate criterion. Instead, there can be a single test: whether there is a legitimate interest for the whole life cycle of personal data processing (collection, use, further use and destruction of data). Such a test could provide for a more effective data protection regime that will have more legitimacy than the assessment under the existing legal regime that is primarily based on the purposes for which data may be collected and further used. The discussion will revolve around the following questions:
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