This research seminar will analyse whether consent can be considered an adequate and meaningful safeguard when it comes to individuals giving access to their personal information, for the purposes of collection, retention or processing. The analysis aims to bring together insights offered, and issues raised by developments in information technology and legal analysis to investigate the ethical, legal, and technical issues. It will be undertaken with reference to the legal framework set up by the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, while also assessing the extent to which this framework complies with international and Council of Europe human rights standards. The aim is to encourage exploration of the issues by working through key questions with the audience.
This is the third in a series of events organised by the Law Society and the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre.
The HRBDT Project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, analyses the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of ‘big data’ and associated technologies from a human rights perspective. It explores, among other issues, ways in which transnational regulation of multiple states and businesses can be connected within a human rights framework that is used to dealing with single state responsibility.
This interdisciplinary project brings together practitioners, state, industry and United Nations officials, and academics to assess existing regulatory responses and whether reforms are needed in order to maximise effective human rights protection.
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