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EU Data Protection Policy in the Digital Environment | Medea Talks

September 23, 2016 @ 14:0016:00

Marju Lauristin. (c) Flickr user euranet_plus CC:BY-SA.
Marju Lauristin. (c) Flickr user euranet_plus CC:BY-SA.

What will we mean by privacy in the future?

Medea Talks with Marju Lauristin, Member of the European Parliament and professor emerita at Tartu University.

In this talk, Marju Lauristin will open the philosophical underpinnings of the EU data protection regulation. What is “private” data? And how do you balance individual data protection with public and commercial interests?

View Lauristin’s presentation in the video player embedded below (or on YouTube) and make sure to listen to the Medea Vox podcast episode 50 Years of Research, Teaching and Politics where Marjustin, among other things, talks about life as a scholar in Soviet times.

Place: Hörsal B1, Niagara, Malmö University

Free of charge, but please sign up!

Marju Lauristin is a member of EU’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). She has also been a so-called shadow rapporteur to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In 1990, she was the deputy speaker of the Estonian parliament and between 1992–1994 the first Minister of Social Affairs. She has since 1998 been a member of various European political organizations and is currently Vice-Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. Lauristin is professor emerita in social communication at Tartu University, Estonia.

The Q&A will be moderated by Andreas Jacobsson, docent in computer science at Malmö University.

This Medea Talk is organized in conjunction with the Transit Europe: Mobility, Communication & Governance conference in Malmö, September 22–23.


September 23, 2016
14:00 – 16:00


Medea, Malmö University


Medea @ Niagara
Nordenskiöldsgatan 1
Malmö, 211 19 Sweden
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