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Second Data Privacy Day at the University of Luxembourg

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Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Inspired by a successful premiere in 2018, the RESTENA Foundation and the University of Luxembourg hosted on 28 January the second edition of dataprivacyday.lu.

Despite difficult road conditions around 100 attendees enjoyed listening to a mix of talks illustrating various aspects of data privacy. The event was broadcasted live on the University's Twitter account, enabling interested parties to tune in from the outside. The videos (2 sessions) are available a the bottom of this article.

In his welcome speech, the rector of the University of Luxembourg, Prof. Dr Stéphane Pallage, stressed the importance of data protection.

In her talk “Implement Data Protection in Research: projects and administrative concerns” the Data Protection Officer of the University, Dr Sandrine Munoz, informed about data protection challenges researchers face in the area of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how to tackle it.

Vincent Wellens from NautaDutilh informed the audience about “10 legal mistakes in GDPR gap analysis and implementation” one could make and offered advice on how to avoid them.

Next up was Guillaume Jean Herbiet from DNS-Luxembourg explaining the audience which risks the traditional DNS system poses to privacy and discussing new methods to improve the situation including the resulting changes and risks for the user. Feel free to download his presentation "Privacy in the DNS: for better or worse".

Alain Herrmann from the CNPD gave his talk “Impact on data subjects rights and freedoms: Personal Data breach and Data Protection Impact Assessment” introducing a new risk based approach, for which the audience demonstrated a high interest.

Matthieu Farcot from Securitymadein.lu showed how the perception of privacy has changed during the last decades and outlined the resulting risk for individuals. 

Last but not least, Chris Pinchen from BEESECURE illustrated why everyone should care about keeping her or his data private using the example of dating platforms.

Finally, Christian Hutter, the University's Chief Information Security Officer thanked the audience and the speakers for this interesting morning.

The RESTENA Foundation and the University will continue their efforts in cybersecurity and data privacy awareness by organising similar events in the future and the audience was invited to stay tuned for the upcoming announcements.

Video of the event

First session

Second session