Con­fer­ence: Com­put­ers, Pri­va­cy and Data Pro­tec­tion (CPDP)

From Jan­u­ary 24th to 26th 2018, the eleventh edi­tion of the inter­na­tion­al CPDP con­fer­ence took place in Brus­sels. iRights.Lab’s Eike Gräf was among the speak­ers and also received the Young Schol­ar Award from the Euro­pean Data Pro­tec­tion Law Review.

The annu­al CPDP con­fer­ence unites researchers from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines, reg­u­la­tors and insti­tu­tions as well as a wide range of actors from the pri­vate sec­tor in order to debate cur­rent devel­op­ments, approach­es and chal­lenges in the realms of data pro­tec­tion and pri­va­cy. This year’s motto was the “Inter­net of Bod­ies”.

Eike Gräf, pol­i­cy advi­sor at the think tank iRights.Lab, pre­sent­ed his work on the rela­tion­ship between auto­mat­ed pro­fil­ing and demo­c­ra­t­ic free­dom at the con­fer­ence, for which he received the Young Schol­ar Award of the Euro­pean Data Pro­tec­tion Law Review (EDPL). In his recent con­tri­bu­tion to the jour­nal, he uses the neo-repub­li­can con­cep­tion of free­dom as non-dom­i­na­tion to devel­op require­ments that pro­fil­ing process­es need to respect in order to safe­guard the free­dom of the per­sons that are sub­ject­ed to the pro­fil­ing. The arti­cle pro­pos­es clear cri­te­ria that help to estab­lish whether a person’s free­dom is being cur­tailed or not, even in com­plex and nuanced set­tings.

The talk was a part of the “Young Schol­ars Award”-panel, which is host­ed annu­al­ly by the EDPL jour­nal in order to pro­mote the work of three young researchers and to give them a plat­form to dis­cuss their research with an expert pub­lic. The panel took place on Jan­u­ary 25th at 16:00h.

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