Call for Papers - Halfway Through the Digital Single Market Strategy: “Bedrock of Trust” or illusion? - Lille, France, 13/14 December 18

13 - 14 December 2018 - 13:30 - 12:30
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13 - 14 December 2018 - 13:30 - 12:30

Background: The Law Faculty of the University of Lille invites junior and senior researchers to participate in a conference held as part of the Horizon 2020 project “TRUESSEC.eu”, on the 13th and 14th December 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty. 

For 2 years, Truessec has brought together academics, practitioners, businesses, officials and citizens to debate on privacy and security issues, and wishes for this dialogue to carry on. The purpose of this conference is to disseminate our results and debate on current issues in the European Digital Single Market.

Conference Theme: more than halfway through the intended lifespan of the Digital Single Market Strategy, and after the achievement of several key milestones (GDPR, NIS Directive, ENISA Regulation Proposal…), how far are we from the “fair, open and secure digital environment” in the EU promised in 2015?

Worries about the erosion of privacy and the lack of security in the cyberspace have not been quelled in European minds and remain a barrier to the growth of the digital economy. Yet, for most areas of focus of the DSM policies, new instruments and orientations have been adopted, and their result are already felt. Now that new debates are ongoing regarding intellectual property rights and disinformation on the internet (“fake news”), it is time to review whether the current approach is actually fulfilling the expectations of the public. Submissions are welcome on any of the following topics: - Personal data protection in the post-GDPR era and privacy concerns - Cybersecurity policies in the EU, their implementation at state-level, the remaining technical and legal gaps.

Submissions on the following topics are welcome:

  • Personal data protection in the post-GDPR era and privacy concerns
  • Cybersecurity policies in the EU, their implementation at state-level, the remaining technical and legal gaps
  • The current or envisioned role of EU institutions and their doctrine (European Data Protection Board, ENISA, Data Protection Supervision…)
  • Economic aspects of privacy, security, and general digital trustworthiness (large and small enterprises, public institutions…)
  • Conflicts and issues involving European fundamental rights and values in the digital world - First-hand experiences in certification and labelling, practical issues, costs and benefits

How to apply?

Please submit a topic for presentation and corresponding abstract (400 words max.) by the 23 November.  Submissions and any questions regarding the conference can be sent to the following address: [email protected]