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Wire Taps on Your Apps? ePrivacy and Security: Striking a Balance

05-06-2018

Wire Taps on Your Apps? ePrivacy and Security: Striking a Balance

Does the ePrivacy Regulation set a high standard for the confidentiality of electronic communications, or is it a far-reaching expansion of government surveillance authority? While the ePR is intended to protect the confidentiality of calls, emails, texts and chats, the ePR’s art. 11 provides a public interest exception (the “wiretap provisions”) that allows member states to pass laws giving government investigators access to these communications.

EURACTIV and Microsoft invite you to a lively debate to discuss how to connect the dots of ePrivacy Regulation, government surveillance, encryption and e-Evidence. Questions will include:
- How aligned is the ePR with other recent measures that touch on government access to communications data, such as the European Electronic Communications Code, new national surveillance laws and the e-Evidence package?
- When should intercept obligations apply to new technologies such as apps, smart speakers and game consoles?
- What are the lessons learned from recent ECJ decisions on surveillance?
- Are rules related to communications encryption necessary?

Supported by:

Bulgaria Presidency

Location

Microsoft Center
Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels

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Speakers

Daniel Dalton MEP, Member of IMCO Committee, European Parliament
Nuala O’Connor, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
Bogdan Mlachkov, Attaché on criminal matters, Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the European Union
Nikolaus Forgó, Professor of IT- and IP Law, Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law
Robert Stankey, Partner, Telecommunications, Media and Technology Law, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Moderator

Brian Maguire, Journalist, EURACTIV

Schedule

17:30 – 18:00 Registration and welcome drink
18:00 – 19:15 Debate and Q&A
19:15 – 20:30 Networking reception

Contact

Marta Jasinska
marta.jasinska@euractiv.com
+32 (0) 2 788 36 97

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