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CyFy 2019: Assessing the impact of GDPR

Dennis Broeders, Senior Fellow of The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at Leiden University will be the session chair.

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1 and a half years have passed since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented. But what has been implications of the same?

GDPR, to define it loosely, is a new set of regulations designed to give the citizens of the EU more control over their personal data. It further aims to simplify the regulatory environment for business. Under this, organisations must ensure that personal data must be gathered through legal means and those who collect are required to keep care of the rights of the data owners.

GDPR, which came into force on 25 May 2018 after it was approved by the European Parliament in 2016, applies to organisations operating within the EU and those who may be stationed outside but are in operation with customer or businesses in the union. The GDPR has created a new rights landscape for individuals, a more heavily regulated market for internet platforms, and new sovereign controls over the internet. Critics argue that the legislation may not have stood out to the challenges and have instead hurt the small enterprises.

Observer Research Foundation’s CyFy Conference 2019 will host a panel of experts ‘Assessing the Impact of GDPR’ during the third day of the event on Wednesday, October 16.

Dennis Broeders, Senior Fellow of The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at Leiden University – Institute of Security and Global Affairs will be the session chair. Broeders’ research and teaching focus on the interaction between security, technology and policy, with specific areas of interest in cybersecurity governance, internet governance, surveillance and Big Data and security studies.

Other panellists include, Pauline Reich, Senior Fellow with the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), RSIS; Anushka Kaushik, Research Fellow, Cyber Resilience Program, GLOBSEC; Henry Pearson, Cybersecurity Ambassador, UK; Malgorzata Krusiewicz, Independent Consultant and Advisor in international, Economic Relations; Rob Sherman, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook.

Newsd is the official Knowledge Partner for Observer Research Foundation’s CyFy Conference 2019 which will take place from October 14, 2019 to October 16, 2019. Follow Newsd on TwitterFacebook to get the latest from the conference.

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