Wednesday, January 21st
7:30 – 8:30 am
Room A5E3, European Parliament
The Internet is a key driver of innovation, competitiveness, growth and social development, but trust in technology has been diminished by the Snowden revelations of the last 18 months. What has happened since to restore peoples’ confidence, what are governments and other stakeholders doing to drive necessary reforms and what role can the EU play to advance solutions for protecting citizens’ fundamental rights in an interconnected world?
Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs will lead an informal discussion on Privacy in the Digital Age. Smith has overseen numerous negotiations leading to competition law and intellectual property agreements with governments around the world and with companies across the IT sector. He has played a leading role within Microsoft and in the IT sector on government surveillance, privacy, intellectual property, immigration and computer science education policy issues.
General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs of Microsoft
MEP Eva Paunova (EPP, Bulgaria)
Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
MEP Victor Negrescu (S&D, Romania)
Former Digital Entrepreneur, Coordinator of S&D40, Substitute of the Committee on Legal Affairs
Make sure to register soon to ensure your attendance.
Coffee and bagels will be served.