Data privacy pioneer and founder, Max Schrems to speak at EU Data Protection Summit

In 2011, Austrian law student, Max Schrems requested his personal data from Facebook as part of college research, and was shocked by the results.

Facebook had a record of his entire user history, from pages he’d ‘liked’ to private messages he’d sent. Even personal communications regarding a friend’s health, which Schrems had deleted, were still held on the social network’s servers.

Schrems made 22 complaints to the Irish Data Protection Commission, in which he claimed that Facebook was breaking European data protection laws, in fundamental violation of user privacy.

A prolonged battle with Facebook took him all the way to the European Court of Justice, where in 2015, a landmark legal victory triggered an international crisis, and saw the end of Safe Harbour, a data-transfer interface used by thousands of organisations.

Today, Schrems continues to fight for global privacy rights through (None of Your Business), a privacy lobbying group dedicated to ensuring regulators enforce the laws that are there to protect us. The goal is to uphold data privacy which Schrems considers “the most unenforced right” in Europe.

European Data Protection Summit

On June 3rd, European Data Protection Summit will see leading global authorities bring clarity to the critical issues in data protection and cyber security.

The summit will include keynote talks and live debate among security professionals and senior business leaders, providing information, updates and security solutions to a delegate base that is set to include over 800 Data Protection Officers (DPOs).

Besides engaging content and networking opportunities, attendees will have the chance to have their questions answered by the individuals at the forefront of the industry at this pivotal time in data protection.

You can hear Max speak at the event and get your specific questions answered across our full day of in-depth and interactive sessions from just £195 per delegate – or £265 for the Summit + DP Dinner.

Event details

European Data Protection Summit
When? June 3rd
Where? 133 Houndsditch, London

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PrivSec Conferences will bring together leading speakers and experts from privacy and security to deliver compelling content via solo presentations, panel discussions, debates, roundtables and workshops.

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