The Digital Divide: EU v. US over Data Protection with Max Schrems, Founder of Europe v. Facebook


Date: Feb 22, 2016

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Legal procedures initiated by Max Schrems, PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, to ensure that internet giants comply with European regulation on data protection led to the landmark “Safe Harbor” case at the European Court of Justice last fall. Schrems’ initiatives raise important questions about the differences between Americans and Europeans concerning the regulation of the internet, privacy rights, and the ability of consumers/citizens to ensure that their rights are respected by corporations and governments.

Speakers:
Max Schrems, PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, Founder of Europe v. Facebook
Julia Angwin, Senior Reporter at Propublica
Peter Micek, 
Global Policy and Legal Counsel at Access Now, Lecturer at SIPA

Moderators:
Anya Schiffrin, Director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at SIPA
Adam Tooze, 
Director of the European Institute, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Professor of History

Event sponsored by the European Institute and by SIPA’s International Media, Advocacy, and Communications Specialization at Columbia University, and made possible thanks to the support of the European Union’s “Getting to Know Europe” program.

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Date: Feb 22, 2016

Click here to RSVP.

Legal procedures initiated by Max Schrems, PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, to ensure that internet giants comply with European regulation on data protection led to the landmark “Safe Harbor” case at the European Court of Justice last fall. Schrems’ initiatives raise important questions about the differences between Americans and Europeans concerning the regulation of the internet, privacy rights, and the ability of consumers/citizens to ensure that their rights are respected by corporations and governments.

Speakers:
Max Schrems, PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, Founder of Europe v. Facebook
Julia Angwin, Senior Reporter at Propublica
Peter Micek, 
Global Policy and Legal Counsel at Access Now, Lecturer at SIPA

Moderators:
Anya Schiffrin, Director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at SIPA
Adam Tooze, 
Director of the European Institute, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Professor of History

Event sponsored by the European Institute and by SIPA’s International Media, Advocacy, and Communications Specialization at Columbia University, and made possible thanks to the support of the European Union’s “Getting to Know Europe” program.

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