ATTENTION: Assignment desks; higher education, privacy, and technology reporters
WHAT: “Between Freedom and Security: The Future of Justice on the Internet,” a talk by Vera Jourová, European Union Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.
Commissioner Jourová is best known for her work on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework (now under review) and for introducing landmark legislation on EU data protection. In the EU, a heated discussion is taking place around the rule of law online, ranging from privacy and consumer protection to fighting online hate speech and terrorist propaganda. The European Commission is planning to issue proposals on how to address these problems. In her speech, Commissioner Jourová will outline the EU’s views on how to balance the opportunities of the internet, while tackling new risks and threats.
The talk is open to law students and faculty and interested journalists.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: UC Berkeley School of Law, Goldberg Room
DETAILS: Jourová is in the U.S. to meet with government officials, corporate representatives, and NGOs to begin the review of U.S. compliance with the Privacy Shield and to discuss other internet policy issues.
Jourová’s talk is sponsored by the law school’s Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, a multi-disciplinary research group that explores timely issues of technology law and policy.