The Data Protection Package is one of the most intensely debated and lobbied dossiers in the 7th legislature. Thousands of amendments and hundreds of lobbyists have made it a difficult struggle for Parliament to reach the strong position it has now. Further, the recent NSA scandals and EU government surveillance have highlighted the global need for high level data protection standards.
At the same time, European Data Protection Authorities have warned against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations undermining European data protection standards under review. Hence there is a need to closely monitor these TTIP negotiations from a data protection perspective and debate the wider context of transatlantic data flows.
15:00 Welcome and introduction
Rebecca Harms MEP, co-Chair of the Greens/EFA group
15:15-16:45 Monitoring the TTIP negotiations from a Data Protection perspective
Moderator: Amelia Andersdotter MEP
16:45-18:15 Restoring trust in transatlantic data flows
Moderator: Eva Lichtenberger MEP
18:15-18:30 Concluding remarks:
Christian Engström MEP