Aspects of surveillance in the EU and US

Date: 
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 to Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Venue: 
UM Campus Brussels, Avenue de l’Armée / Legerlaan 10, 1040 Brussels Belgium
Type: 
Academic Conference & Policy Meeting

Surveillance is one of the most disputed and debated policies of our time. Yet, an in-depth and more nuanced discussion is missing as to how surveillance affects various stakeholders and is perceived from different angles, both in the EU and the US. 
Surveillance authorities currently face several challenges, ranging from tackling the consequences of the recent Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks, the issue of an alleged lack of data sharing for security purposes (prevention, detection and investigation of serious crimes, including terrorism), reconciling the migrant crisis and the challenges it brings along with border protection concerns. On a broader scale, the entry into force of the Privacy Shield and the General Data Protection Regulation are on the agenda.

The event is co-organized by Maastricht University, CEPS and the LIBE Committe of the European Parliament. The event is subsidized by SWOL, the University Fund Limburg and SOURCE Societal Security Network.

SOURCE is co-organizing the Surveillance Policy Conference that takes place on the 26th September 2017 focusing on Surveillance, Security and Data Protection. The event will bring together a diverse group of high-level speakers to discuss the issues surrounding surveillance that have arisen in the EU and the US. It is be preceded by an academic event on the same topic for which you are welcome to take part in. Several perspectives will be extensively covered.
The Surveillance Policy Conference is aimed at policy makers interacting with legal professionals, academics, industry and NGO participants from the EU and the US. The event is organized in cooperation with the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament and participants will have the unique opportunity to engage with high-level experts and decision-makers from the EU and the US. The main aim is to establish a sound understanding of each other’s points of view through an open and constructive discussion in the various panels.

You can find the detailed agenda for this Conference at: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/atlantic-series-policy-conference

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