Data protection is an asset, not a burden

Technological progress and globalisation have changed the way our data is collected and used. In January, the European Commission proposed a reform of the EU’s 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy.

On invitation of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Ludwig von Mises Institute Europe, Alexander Alvaro MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Anthony Whelan, Head of the Cabinet of Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for Digital Agenda and Vice-President of the European Commission, Michael Backes, Professor for Information Security and Cryptography at the Department of Computer Science of Saarland University and Peter J. Bisa, Executive Director of TACTUM Agency for Technology, Technology Marketing and Consulting came together at the European Parliament to present their views on the proposal.

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