Date: 28th October 2013, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Ken Mason Suite, School of Law


In January 2012, the European Commission proposed a Regulation towards amending the Data Protection directive, already seventeen years old. The aim was to strengthen people’s privacy rights, with the right to forget in the centre of discussions and also, to strengthen the European digital economy. Transparency and accountability are also important features of the proposed amendments. The  presentation will describe the basic rules to be implemented, with a focus on the right to forget which has already formed a formidable debate, between the EU and the US and portrays the difficulty of  compromising freedom of speech and privacy issues in both jurisdictions.


Maria Bottis, assistant professor, Information law, Ionian University (Corfu, Greece). She holds a law Degree (with honors) from Athens Law School, a LL.M degree (Cambridge Law School, UK, 1991), a LL.M degree (Yale Law School, 1992) and a Ph.D on medical information law (University of Athens). She was appointed a Faculty Fellow at Harvard University, Center for Ethics and the Professions (2000-2001). She is an elected member of the board of the International Society for Ethics and Technology and author of many books and international publications on data protection, digital divide, library ethics, privacy medical/health law and intellectual property.  Maria will be visiting us to present her work in this area and will be happy to meet with colleagues interested in discussing research ideas and the possibility of collaborating in EU research projects and grants in this area from the 28th to the 30th October.

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MI Seminar: Amending the data protection Directive – a journey for privacy and liberty
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