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Data Protection Forum

The current regulations on data protection and privacy constitute both a challenge and an opportunity for all public and private organizations. This Forum aims to bring together specialists in these matters and share knowledge and practical experiences

Cecilia Álvarez Rigaudias

Director.
Facebook Privacy Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Gabriel Lopez Serrano

Director.
Regulatory Affairs Director for Microsoft Ibérica. Member of the Academic Council of Fide.

Ricard Martinez Martinez

Director.
Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Valencia. Director of the Chair of Privacy and Digital Transformation at the University of Valencia. Member of the Academic Council of FIDE.

Alejandro Padin

Director.
Partner of the Commercial Law Department of Garrigues, responsible for the IT, Data Protection and Electronic Commerce area.

Jose Luis Piñar tricks

Director.
Doctor of Law. Professor of Administrative Law. Lawyer and Expert Consultant in Administrative Law and data protection. Member of the Academic Council of Fide.

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March 26 2020

Speakers:

  • Ricard Martinez Martinez, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Valencia. Director of the Chair of Privacy and Digital Transformation at the University of Valencia. Member of the Academic Council of Fide
  • Alejandro Padín, Partner of the Commercial Law Department of Garrigues, responsible for the IT, Data Protection and Electronic Commerce area

 

Moderator: Gabriel López Serrano, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Microsoft Ibérica. Member of the Academic Council of Fide

Summary:

Do privacy regulations imply any limit to the development of technological tools that can help alleviate, reduce or lessen the effects of the pandemic? These days we have heard voices that firmly affirm that yes, and that privacy regulations should be suspended, which is a luxury that we cannot afford when saving lives is at stake. On the contrary, privacy professionals and various supervisory authorities have said that privacy regulations are in no way an impediment to the use of technology for the prevention and mitigation of a serious health crisis such as the one we are experiencing.

Therefore, numerous questions are raised in both directions, but also detailed analyzes related to the legitimizing bases for the treatment in this situation, the need or not of consent for the treatment of health data and geolocation, the international scope of the emergency, the intervention of companies and public administrations in the exploitation of these tools, the need for general coordination so that the result is effective ...

All of this was the subject of analysis and subsequent debate during the session.

Related Items

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Ricard Martinez

Academic coordination: Victoria Dal Lago Demmi

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