Privacy, control and transparency for a secure information society2016-08-19
Within two years, companies and organisations are required to comply the new EU General Data Protection Regulation. From 21 – 26 August, an international and multidisciplinary Summer School will be held at Karlstad University with focus on the new EU regulation, and on privacy issues, such as for example related to how Big Data, Cloud services and autonomous systems will affect the processing and protection of personal data.
Simone Fischer Hübner and Lothar Fritsch
During this week, more then 80 researchers and research students from all over the world will gather at Karlstad University to attend the IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management.
- Privacy by Design and Default is one of the new legal requirements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, on which we will put extra focus during the week, says Simone Fischer Hübner, Professor in Computer Science at Karlstad University and General Chair for the Summer School.
Highest amount of participants
The Summer School connects research students with international researchers. It is the 11th time the Summer School is arranged during 23 years and now with the highest amount of participants attending.
- It is the third time for the Summer School to be located at Karlstad University which is an amazing opportunity for us, says Lothar Fritsch, docent in Computer Science at Karlstad University and Local Organising Chair for the Summer School. This means that top researchers within our research area will visit us. This gives us the opportunity to show them our environment and our research and at the same time it gives our researchers the chance to meet and listen to exciting, international researchers.
Internationally renowned speakers
Every day during the week there will be workshops, presentations by research students and lectures from internationally renowned profiles in the field of Privacy and Identity Management.
One of the invited speakers is Amelia Andersdotter, an expert of topics related to the internet, intellectual property, privacy and IT-policy. She represented Sweden in the European Parliament during 2011-2014 and she has also initiated dataskydd.net. Together with Anders Jensen-Urstad from dataskydd.net, Amelia will give a lecture on the topic Privacy and the Web – Are you doing what it takes?
An opportunity for research students
The research students who will participate will present their research to international researchers which gives them the opportunity to evolve their research and the working process. It is also a possibility for all the participants to expand their network and find future research partners and new research ideas.
- In my opinion, it is a great opportunity for any researcher from the Privacy and Security arena to attend such focused Summer School, says Nurul Momen, research student in Computer Science at Karlstad University. I would like to consider it a lucrative chance to enhance overall knowledge and to listen to the latest research directions of renowned groups. Additionally, I certainly appreciate the possibility to receive expert feedback regarding my work.
The Summer school is co-organised by IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) in co-operation with the Computer Science Department and HumanIT at Karlstad University, the EU H2020 Projects Privacy&Us and CREDENTIAL, and the Privacy Forum (Forum Privatheit) project