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Privacy and Cyber Security on the Books and on the Ground | Transatlantic Conference

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) organised – in cooperation with New York University (NYU) – the first of a series of two conferences on »Privacy and Cyber Security on the Books and on the Ground« on 6 and 7 November 2017 in Berlin. 


Transatlantic Conference | Privacy and Cyber Security on the Books and on the Ground
6 to 7 November 2017
HIIG Casino | Französische Str. 9 | 10117 Berlin

Read further: edited volume


conference's edited volume (pdf)


The conferences address a pressing challenge in the transatlantic relationship: the tension between cyber security and data protection.

We will bring together cyber security, data protection and governance experts, lawyers and representatives from security agencies, businesses and politics in order to analyse the problems in this field, to deepen the understanding of different concepts, to develop approaches and strategies for solutions, while ensuring a more productive integration of the relatively independent discourses in the USA and Europe on this issue.

| Have a look at the conference’s edited volume (pdf)



Monday, 6 November 2017

01:00 p.m.Welcome Address: Ingolf Pernice (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; HIIG)
01:15 p.m.Introduction: U.S. and European Cyber Security and Privacy Politics and Strategies – The Challenges Ahead
Zachary K. Goldman (NYU Center on Law & Security)
Paul Nemitz (EU Commission)
01:45 p.m.Keynote: Cyber Security and Data Protection – Friends or Foes?
Michael Waidner (Technical University Darmstadt; Fraunhofer SIT)



02:30 p.m.Cyber Security: Public Responsibility and Fundamental Rights, or Shared Responsibility and Regulatory Challenge?
Théodore Christakis (University Grenoble Alpes; Centre for International Security & European Studies; Institut Universitaire de France)
Randal S. Milch (NYU Center on Law & Security and NYU Center for Cybersecurity)
04:00 p.m.Coffee Break
04:30 p.m.Law Enforcement, Intelligence and Jurisdiction: Approaches and Conflicting Interests
in a Transatlantic Perspective
Gail Kent (Facebook)
Thorsten Wetzling (stiftung neue verantwortung)
Mark Lange (Microsoft)
06:30 p.m.Dinner Speech: Transatlantic Cooperation in Cyber Security and Privacy Issues
Karsten Geier (German Foreign Office)


Tuesday, 7 November 2017


09:30 a.m.GDPR, Privacy Shield and the Framework Agreement
Kai von Lewinski (University of Passau)
Christian Djeffal (HIIG)
Zachary K. Goldman (NYU Center on Law & Security)
11:00 a.m.Coffee Break
11:30 a.m.Cyber Security and Privacy Protection as Global Challenges: What Role for the U.S./EU Partnership?
Sven Herpig (Transatlantic Cyber Forum, stiftung neue verantwortung)
Judith H. Germano (NYU Center for Cybersecurity)
Philipp S. Krüger (Fraunhofer SIT)
01:00 p.m.Lunch



02:30 p.m.Normative Instruments for Private and Secure Transatlantic Data Flows
Max von Grafenstein (HIIG)
Christopher Kuner (Brussels Privacy Hub, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Tyson Barker (The Aspen Institute Germany)
04:00 p.m.Coffee Break
04:30 p.m.Procedural, Institutional, Technical and Management Devices
Ira Rubinstein (NYU School of Law)
Klaus Lenssen (Cisco Germany)
Rotraud Gitter (German Federal Ministry of the Interior)
06:00 p.m.Conclusions & Outlook
Zachary K. Goldman (NYU Center on Law & Security)
Ingolf Pernice (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; HIIG)


Event date

06.11.2017 - 07.11.2017 ical | gcal


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin


Jörg Pohle, Dr.

Head of Research Program: Actors, Data and Infrastructures

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