On 8 February, EIF and EIF Chair Pilar del Castillo MEP hosted a debate to discuss the best approach to enable data flows within EU in order to future-proof the EU Digital Single Market.
In her opening remarks, Ms del Castillo stressed the new opportunities presented by the growth of the data economy and the importance of what needs to be done to realize its full potential for Europe.
Krzysztof Szubert, Plenipotentiary Minister of Digital Affairs for International Affairs (Poland), likewise addressed the importance of the free flow of data for the creation of the Digital Single Market, and cited as one of the biggest challenges striking the right balance between data flows and data privacy.
Pearse O'Donohue, acting Director for Future Networks at DG CONNECT, presented the European Commission’s view on the free data flow in the EU and noted the current public consultation on the Commission’s Communication and working document on the European data economy
Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), spoke about the economic consequences of failing to ensure the free data movement in Europe.
Archie Ravishankar, CEO of Cogni, presented the view of the start-up community.
Dr. Klaus Mittelbach, CEO of ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association), spoke on behalf of the manufacturing industry on the importance of the free movement of data.
In this #EIFAsks video, representatives of the European Commission, two Member States and the start-up community share their views on the new Commission communication and what needs to be done to enable the data economy in Europe
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Free movement of data in the EU
Data protection and transatlantic data flows: “The Privacy Shield – where do we stand?”
Data Flows: economic and trade impacts
The Reform of European Data Protection Legislation
Data Privacy Rights and Enforcement – A Comparison of Developments on Both Sides of the Atlantic
Transatlantic week in Washington D.C.
Data Protection: a matter of digital security
Socio-Political Aspects of the Digital World in 2025: Towards a European identity platform
Free movement of data in the EU
Does the Privacy Shield solve Europe’s problem?
#EIFAsks: Does the Privacy Shield solve Europe’s problem?
The New World of Trade
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the Web for rethinking Big Data to Rich Data
Feedback from the EIF Study Visits in the Asia Pacific Region ‘Examining Asia’s dynamic digital development’ April 2013
EIF Asia Study Trip: Examining Asia’s dynamic digital development
EIF Debate on Data Protection: Let's make the rules that Europe can be a leader
EIF debate on the reform of European data protection legislation
Reinventing data protection without reinventing it
Socio-political Aspects of the Digital World in 2025: towards a European Identity Platform
Giles Derrington, Head of Policy at techUK, on data flows
Stephen Hurley, Head of Brexit Planning at BT Group, on data flows
Joakim Reiter, Group External Affairs Director at Vodafone, data flows
Daniel Dalton MEP and EIF Member, on data flows
Pilar del Castillo MEP and EIF Chair, on data flows
#EIFAsks: Can the ePrivacy directive strike the right balance between privacy protection & innovation?
Axel Voss MEP on ePrivacy
Michal Boni MEP opens EIF debate on ePrivacy
Dr. Claus Dieter Ulmer, Deutsche Telekom, on ePrivacy
Wojciech Wiewiórowski EDPS on ePrivacy
Cornelia Kutterer, Microsoft, on ePrivacy
David Martin BEUC on ePrivacy
Cristina Vela ETNO on ePrivacy
John Frank, Microsoft, on Economic Benefits of Transatlantic Data Flow
Renate Nikolay, Cabinet of Commissioner Jourova, on Privacy Shield
Daniel Fesler, Baker McKenzie, on EU-US Data Exchange
Angelika Niebler MEP opens debate on the Transatlantic Data Flows & Privacy Shield
Pilar del Castillo MEP on Data Flows
John Doxaras (Warply) on Data Business
Magnus Rentzhog (National Board of Trade) on Data Flows
Harsha Singh (ICTSD) on Data Flows
Pilar del Castillo MEP on transatlantic data flows
Joshua Meltzer, Brookings Institution, on transatlantic data flows
Rene Summer, Ericsson, on transatlantic data flows
Marco Düerkop, DG TRADE, on transatlantic data flows
Richard Ward on Data Protection
Ilias Chantzos (Symantec) on Data Protection
Kati Levoranta (Rovio) on Data Protection
Mikko Niva (Nokia) on Data Protection
Pilar del Castillo opens EIF debate on Free movement of data in the EU7:28
Krzysztof Szubert, Ministry of Digital Affairs (Poland), on Free movement of data in the EU3:18
Pearse O'Donohue, European Commission, on Free movement of data in the EU4:23
Hosuk Lee Makiyama, ECIPE, on Free movement of data in the EU3:23
Archie Ravishankar, Cogni, on Free movement of data in the EU2:21
Dr. Klaus Mittelbach, ZVEI, on Free movement of data in the EU11:21
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