When Worlds Collide.....

Room A - Thu 09:30


Cathal Ryan - Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Ireland

How will the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) help reconcile the competing values of innovation and data privacy in today's digital age?

GDPR is Europe’s response to the proliferation of data technology, an attempt to realign the balance between the fundamental right of the individual to data protection whilst recognising other freedoms enjoyed by EU Citizens.

This talk will focus upon these often competing interests and values, highlighting how they should be viewed as complementary rather than mutually exclusive and how the GDPR will provide a practical framework which will encourage and enable innovation and technological development whilst ensuring the protection of data privacy rights.