Personal Data in International Treaties and Agreements: Privacy Shield
Friday, the 6th of January, 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm
at Télécom ParisTech
In October 2015, a significant earthquake in the world of data exchange took place, with international consequences: the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement which until then allowed transfer of personal data collected from the European territory to the United States. The Court considered that the United States did not offer guarantees that sufficiently protected the persons whose data was being transferred.
Given the daily and current uses of digital technology in our lives, a new agreement was therefore expected as a successor to Safe Harbor. Devised in a relative emergency, it was officially drawn on July 12, 2016, under the name of « Privacy Shield ». The issue, for companies as for citizens, is to determine the stakes in the economic, legal and societal activities linked to the digital such as we know it today, and on a worldwide scale.
The Privacy Shield was therefore introduced, but barely six months after its adoption, it has become the subject of much debate. Many are the voices, from citizens to institutions, who question its reliability and its efficiency. At best, it is subject to strong reservations that have since been made public.
So, what is it, exactly? What mechanisms are in place? What are the possible shortcomings and what consequences would this imply for citizens, business and public authorities?
The Chair for Values and Policies of Personal Information invites you to listen and exchange ideas on the subject with prestigious guests.
All presentations will be in English. Registration is free but mandatory.
Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, Chairman of the Working Party Article 29 and Chairman of CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority). Ms. Falque-Pierrotin graduated in France from the HEC School of Business Management (“Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales”), the National Administration School (“Ecole Nationale d’Administration”) and the Multimedia Institute. She has been a member of the French Data Protection Authority (“Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés”) since January 2004 and became its Chair as of September 21, 2011.
Claude Moraes, Member of the European Parliament, Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP), and Chairman of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE). First elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Mr Moraes was the first Asian origin MEP. He was reelected in 2009 where he led the London list. Claude was previously Director of JCWI, the national migration and refugee charity and Chief Executive of the Immigrants’ Aid Trust. With a legal background, he has campaigned, written widely and provided regular media commentary on human rights and migration issues.
Paul F. Nemitz, Director for Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship in the Directorat-General for Justice of the European Commission. The Free movement of people in Europe, Data protection and Children’s rights are also key responsibilities of his Directorate. Before joining DG Justice, Paul Nemitz held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development Cooperation and in the Directorates General for Trade, Transport and Maritime Affairs. He obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he was a Fulbright grantee.
13:15 Opening and welcome words, by Christian Roux, Research and Innovation Director of Institut Mines-Télécom
– Speech by Mr Claude Moraes
– Speech by Mrs Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin
– Speech by Mr Paul Nemitz
14:30-15:30 Round table with our speakers, moderated by Laura Kayali, digital journalist from the media Contexte, European and French politics
15:30 Closing remarks by Claire Levallois-Barth, Research Chair founder and coordinator
• Location : Télécom ParisTech, 46 rue Barrault, Paris 13th [map]
• Date & Time : Friday, the 6th of January, 2017, from 1 pm to 4 pm
• Catering : a cocktail will be offered at 4 pm
• Language : all talks will be held in English