Is Big Data the right recipe for Europe?

Which legislation is needed to create possibilities and ensure security?

18 November 2014, 10.00 – 12.00, registration and welcome coffee from 09.30

Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels



 

From the perspective to fulfil the ambition to create a more competitive Europe, Big Data has been described as an important tool. The possibilities to combine large amount of data opens up new opportunities, but it also raises concerns.

The discussion concerns privacy issues. The question is which legislation is needed to prevent that the data goes from being anonymized, to contain enough information to make it possible to identify individuals. However, it also raises questions about Cybersecurity and if the citizens will trust business ability to protect the information.

 

09.30 – 10.00 Registration and welcome coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Moderator’s opening remarks

 

10.10 – 12.00 Is Big Data the right recipe for Europe? Which legislation is needed to create possibilities and ensure security?

 

Possible discussion points:

Speaker line-up

Timothy Kirkhope Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Maureen K. Ohlhausen Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission

Hans Graux ICT Lawyer and Founder, time.lex Law Offices

Nick Collier Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Thomson Reuters

Giuseppe Abbamonte Director, Media & Data Directorate, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Moderator: Ulrich Seldeslachts CEO, LSEC Leaders In Security