14.10.2015: Workshop „Data Retention: The International Dimension“

October 14, 2015, 3 pm
The event will be held in English

Venue: Berlin House of Representatives, Niederkirchnerstraße 5, 10117 Berlin

Moderator: Dr. Alexander Dix, LL.M., Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Contributions by

  • Prof. Marc Rotenberg, Georgetown University Law Center, Electronic Information Privacy Center (EPIC, USA)
  • Steven Johnson, Senior Security and Technology Advisor, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Dr. Simon Rice, Group Manager (Technology), Information Commissioner’s Office United Kingdom
  • Sebastian Schweda, Institute of European Media Law (EMR)

The international landscape of data retention is highly confusing. The United States Congress recently adopted the „Freedom Act“ as new legal basis for the de-centralized collection of metadata. In Europe, the Court of Justice of the EU last year annulled the Data Retention Directive. As a result of this decision several EU Member States have abolished their national laws on data retention. Other Member States adopted new legal instruments on data retention, some of them going beyond the annulled Directive. The German Federal Government has tabled a draft data retention act.

The Workshop shall provide the participants with unfiltered information on recent developments. It is designed as a forum for information exchange and discussion. We propose to discuss the following questions:

  • International situation on data retention (country reports)
  • Data retention and international law
  • Court rulings on data retention
  • Efficiency of data retention for law enforcement and security
  • Will there be a new EU directive?

Please register by email to Karsten Neumann (gf@eaid-berlin.de)


  • Deirdre Curtin

    Can you confirm that the program starts at 3 pm? Is registration necessary? Is a program available? I am coming from abroad so would be good to know

  • Peter Schaar

    Yes, wie will Start at 3 p.m. Registration would be helpful.

    Regards Peter Schaar

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