Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Digital Dublin: Talk by Jan Philipp Albrecht

TCube, 32-34 Castle Street, Dublin 2

The Green Party are privileged to welcome MEP for northern Germany, Jan Philipp Albrecht (@JanAlbrecht), to Dublin for one night only.

In March 2014, the European Parliament voted to approve legislation that could have a profound impact on the way Internet companies use European citizens’ personal data. The General Data Protection Regulation, which is yet to be approved by the Council of Ministers, would put in place common data privacy standards across the EU.

In the context of ongoing debates over surveillance and personal data, Jan Philipp Albrecht will discuss the EU’s response to some of the most significant challenges of the digital age.

Jan Philipp Albrecht has been the European Parliament’s chief negotiator for the General Data Protection Regulation since April 2012. He has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009, when he was elected from the German Green Party. Mr. Albrecht studied law in Bremen, Brussels and Berlin and worked for the Walter-Hallstein Institut in Berlin.

He graduated in ICT-law at the Universities of Hanover and Oslo in 2009, specialising in civil rights, data protection and democracy.