Data protection in the cloud(s)

30 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

Paris, France

Data protection in the cloud(s)

ERA conference to discuss latest developments in EU data protection law

In May this year (2014), the European Court of Justice ruled that search engines must remove the personal information of individuals from their search results if the request is reasonable. This ruling on the “right to be forgotten” comes while the reform of EU data protection legislation is still being negotiated. The ERA conference “Safeguarding the Right to Data Protection in the EU” to take place on 30-31 October 2014 in cooperation with the Cour the Cassation in Paris will discuss recent jurisprudence and analyse the challenges of data protection in cloud computing and social networking.

Safeguarding the Right to Data Protection in the EU

30-31 October 2014
Cour de Cassation, 5 Quai de l'Horloge, 75055 Paris

Professional journalists may participate free of charge.

With the European Parliament having backed the European Commission’s reform proposals it is now up to the Council to reach internal agreement before engaging in informal trilogues on the text. 
The data protection reform became necessary to keep pace with rapid technological developments that affect the way our data is collected and used. The data protection reform package includes two legislative proposals: a Regulation setting out a general EU framework for data protection and a Directive on protecting personal data processed for the purposes of prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of criminal offences and related judicial activities.

At the conference Niilo Jääskinen, Advocate General, European Court of Justice, who in his formal Opinion to the CJEU came to the conclusion that there is no right to be forgotten, will analyse recent jurisprudence. Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor, will speak on the role of data protection authorities.

Find more information about the conference here.

To register as a journalist please contact Julia Degen ( or +49 651 93737 807).
The Academy of European Law (ERA) promotes the good practice of European law by providing training and a forum for debate to all legal professionals. It is a public foundation, created in 1992 at the initiative of the European Parliament.