The Greens - EFA

What's wrong with data protection?

A Greens/EFA hearing

Thursday, 31 January 2013, 09:00 - 12:30

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Rebecca Harms MEP, co-chair of the Greens/EFA group

Richard Stallman
, Free Software Foundation

 Panel I: Data protection and business – do they fit together?

Moderator: Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP, Greens/EFA, rapporteur for the data protection regulation


  • Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP, EPP, member of the LIBE Committee (tbc)
  • Claus-Dieter Ulmer, Chief Data Protection Officer, Deutsche Telekom
  • Fredrik Söderblom, CEO, AB StoredSafe, Sweden
  • Chris Pounder, Amberhawk Training Ltd., UK

Panel II: Consent works, but does it lead to informed decisions?

Moderator: Rui Tavares, MEP, Greens/EFA, member of the LIBE Committee


  • Rigo Wenning, Legal Counsel and Privacy Activity Lead, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • N.N., Data Protection Authority of Schleswig-Holstein (tbc)
  • Frederik Borgesius, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
  • Anna Fielder, Privacy International (tbc)

Panel III: Enforcement must be proportionate – will it?

Moderator: Eva Lichtenberger MEP, shadow rapporteur in the JURI Committee for the Greens/EFA group


  • N.N., European Digital Rights (EDRi) (tbc)
  • Max Schrems, Europe-vs-Facebook
  • Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, president of the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France (tbc)

Closing remarks
Jan Philipp Albrecht, MEP, Greens/EFA, rapporteur for the data protection regulation  

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