Second PrivacyOS Conference

By EDRi · April 8, 2009

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Meetings between researchers from universities with representatives from
industry, data protection authorities, standardizers from W3C and ISO and
NGOs to discuss privacy challenges and develop privacy infrastructures
represent the idea behind the European Privacy Open Space. The second
PrivacyOS event was held in Berlin, 1-3 April at the same time as

As a PrivacyOS project partner, EDRI participated in conference with a
delegation of 4 persons representing its members: Andreas Krisch (Vibe!AT,
Austria), Leena Romppainen (Electronic Frontier Finland), Ralf Bendrath
(Netzwerk Neue Medien, Germany) and Filip Pospisil (Iuridicum Remedium,
Czech Republic). Other EDRI members, such as Metamorphosis (Macedonia) are
also partners in this project on their own. A huge number of presentations
were packed into the three day period, varying from eGovernment development
in Austria and Lithuania to UK database state and from Deep packet
inspection to eHealth. The presentations will be available from the
PrivacyOS web site in the near future.

On the Re:publica side, Stanford Law School professor, founder of
Creative Commons and author Lawrence Lessig gave a presentation about
copyright issues, illustrating his ideas and urging people to resist the
copyright extension being processed in the European Parliament.

Due to the events and presentations being on top of each other, it was
impossible to attend everything that was interesting, but PrivacyOS was
definitely worth going to for the wide variety of topics, forming contacts
and remixing ideas.


Re:publica (1-2.04.2009)

Reject the Term Extension Directive

Reject the Term Extension Directive

Every Vote Counts: the EU Copyright Term Extension Battle Heats Up (03.2009)

Data Retention Austria – Second Attempt – Presentation by Andreas Krisch

(contribution by Leena Romppainen- EDRi-member EFFi)