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The revelations on global telecommunications surveillance practices, increasingly sophisticated cybercrime techniques and reports on serious data breaches have marked the recent internet governance debate.

These developments jointly with continuous difficulties to enforce European data protection laws on a market primarily driven by economic and technological developments on a global scale, are amplifying the need to
interlink policy-making and legislation more closely with the underlying technology.

Considerations on privacy therefore will imperatively need to link to IT security. The MAPPING FP7 EU project has hosted a pan-European competition calling for innovative mobile apps to raise users’ privacy via IT security enhancements. This event will present and award the three winning solutions. It will be framed by various speeches shedding light upon the backgrounds and expected future developments of technology and data protection law in Europe and beyond.


Prof. Dr. Joseph. A. Cannataci
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy & MAPPING Coordinating Person

Univ. Prof. DDr.  Christoph Grabenwarter
Judge at the Austrian Constitutional Court & Institute for European and
International Law, University Vienna

Prof. Dr.  Sachar Paulus
Faculty of Computer Science, Mannheim School of Applied Sciences &
European Expert Group for IT Security (EICAR), Board Member

Jan Philipp Albrecht, MEP
Vice-Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
(LIBE), Rapporteur to the EP on the EU Data Protection Regulation

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó
Head of Institute for Legal Informatics/Member of Board of Directors of
L3S at Leibniz Universität Hannover & Scientific Coordinator of MAPPING
WP5 (Host & Moderator)