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Big Data: Consolidating the EU Legal Framework in the Digital Economy

, 27 September 2018 – 28 September 2018

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Areas of law:

Data Protection


The ever-growing accumulation and use of digital data raises legal challenges for private and public entities as regards data ownership, the cross-border use and the protection of these data. The conference will look at the EU legal framework and its loopholes, and offer a platform for discussion on how to adapt the framework to the European data economy.

Key topics

  • Proposed EU Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data (COM (2017)495)
  • Distinction between personal and non-personal data and their legal regimes online
  • Accessibility and reuse of public and publicly funded data, data sharing, and use of data for public-interest purposes
  • Competition law aspects: data concentration and market power of online platforms
  • Intellectual property, databases, trade secrets and other commercially confidential information
  • Future EU strategy to encourage access to, fair use and sharing of Big Data
  • The proposed EU e-Privacy Regulation: consequences for Big Data

Who should attend?

EU and national civil servants, lawyers specialised in intellectual property, IT and data protection, in-house lawyers of entities collecting and selling data, data-based products and services and connected devices.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code (see details below)
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10 % before 27.08.2018
20 % before 27.07.2018

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
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40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

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