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Data protection, cyber security and human rights

Balancing and managing policy responses, network operator responsibilities and risks.

This talk took place on Thursday 9th October 2014 as part of the IIC Annual Conference in Vienna.

  • Network operators find themselves at the centre of several conflated issues – post-Snowden revelations, data protection, cyber security and human rights. Comparing and contrasting the systems in place in various jurisdictions globally
  • Clarifying the responsibilities of the network operator in terms of data collection and data use
  • Navigating the national and super national layers of human rights and freedom of expression reporting. How do human rights principles apply to privacy breaches?
  • How might international regulation adapt to avoid counter-productive and legacy approaches to new digital problems with regards to privacy protection?
  • Defining ‘necessary’ and ‘proportionate’ responses - what is the balance between protecting consumers and obeying the rules of the state?

In the Chair

  • Richard Hooper CBE, Chairman, Broadband Stakeholder Group; Chairman, The Copyright Hub, UK


  • Dunja Mijatović, Representative on Freedom of the Media, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)


  • Hanni Fakhoury, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Dr Ian Levy OBE, Technical Director, GCHQ
  • Marco Pancini, Senior Policy Counsel, Google
  • Dr Klaus M. Steinmaurer MBA, General Counsel, T-Mobile Austria GmbH
  • Thursday, 09 October 2014

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