24 June 2019

The (In)Alienable Data Subject: The seductions of data ownership, control and trade in data protection law

This roundtable will explore critical questions surrounding personal ‘data ownership’ and data subject rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The panelists will address issues such as individuals’ consent ratio and limitations, the legal barriers to commercial flow of personal data under data protection law, the meaning of genuine ‘free’ consent, and how data subject rights described in the GDPR are being made, or should still be made, more effective under innovative perspectives (e.g. right to (non)-representation, data trusts, inalienability by default, etc.).

  • Paul Nemitz, European Commission (Chair)
  • Meg Leta Jones, Georgetown University
  • Vaclav Janecek, Oxford University
  • Sylvie Delacroix, University of Birmingham and Turing Institute
  • Valentina Pavel, Mozilla Fellow, Privacy International


Kindly hosted by the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union

Time:  18:00 - 20:00 including reception (registration from 17.30)

Venue: Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union, 65 Rue Bélliard, 1000, Brussels

Registration: The event is free to attend, but due to limited capacity, registration is required. Should you encounter difficulties with the online registration, please contact info@brusselsprivacyhub.eu. 


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