On 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. This law replaces current regulation and provides a unified approach for data protection and privacy across the whole of Europe, affecting both companies and citizens. With the new GDPR users will regain control over their personal data and companies will have to follow specific guidelines when storing, handling and using data.
What benefits does the new regulation bring to citizens? At this edition of Mobile Talks, attendees will be able to discover how the GDPR guarantees the privacy of online activities for those living in the European Union (EU) and how it protects them from the commercial interests of major companies that operate online.
The session will reflect on the explicit consent of users to use the data, as well as the purpose the data was collected for. The implementation of the new regulation will affect all companies, regardless of their size and area of activity, and will force them to rethink the way in which organizations throughout the EU handle data privacy.
Do not miss the next Mobile Talks session to explore the changes that companies will have to make in order to respond to the new regulation and discover its impact on business and society.
Javier is considered to be one of the most innovative strategists and thinkers on the sharing economy, open business models and P2P, citizen innovation and the network society. He is the author of the Pentagrowth report, the five levers of accelerated growth.
He has previously been a strategic planner in advertising, co-founder of the business incubator Digital Mood and @kubik multi-disciplinary space, and a lecturer on services marketing at Esade Business School. Co-author of the book “We Are Not Ants” (ed. Debate 21001) and Ouishare Advisor.
Itziar de Lecuona is a Doctor of Law and Bioethics from the University of Barcelona, a lecturer from the Department of Medicine, and deputy director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory of the University of Barcelona. She is both a member of the consolidated research group ‘Bioethics, Law and Society’ of the Generalitat (Catalan government) and of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics of the University of Barcelona. She is also the coordinator of the MA in Bioethics and Law and codirector of the MA in Food, Ethics and Law of the University of Barcelona. She is a member of Catalonia’s bioethics committee, of the research ethics committee of Barcelona’s Hospital Clínico and of the bioethics committee of the University of Barcelona. She takes part in various national and European R&D competitive projects. She is a member of the advisory council on the ethical, judicial and social matters of EITHealth, of the European Union and of the big data initiative COE Barcelona.
Jesus is a corporate lawyer and specializes in privacy and data protection. He has over 20 years of experience providing legal advice on corporate and strategic matters, such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and related integration processes, compliance, corporate governance, etc., as well as in operational business support. He has been responsible for privacy and data protection, and has been a member of corporate committees such as prevention of occupational risks, environment and quality. He has extensive experience in data protection and information security and for over five years he has been globally responsible for corporate data protection in a multinational group.
Sabina Guaylupo is a lawyer specializing in New Technology Law. Sabina counts with extensive experience in the field of privacy and data protection, as well as in the field of Intellectual Property, mainly in the sphere of software development and technology transfer. During the last 15 years, Sabina has been involved in various R&D projects financed by the European Commission, especially in the ICT sector, analyzing these projects’ compliance with the law and defining compliance procedures. She is a member of several tech initiatives and platforms such as PLANETIC, BDVA and DESCA, and is also a member of the Spanish Professional Association of Privacy (APEP).
Oleguer is the co-founder of Dribia Data Research, a data innovation consultancy company, where he also acts as leading Data Scientist. He is also the technical coordinator of DECODE, an European consortium aiming to allow citizen recover ownership of their personal data.
Oleguer holds a PhD focused on Network Science and human mobility from the University of Barcelona, with a stay at MIT working on urban shared mobility solutions, and a masters in computational physics for UPC. His research topics include Citizen Science, complex systems, mobility and synchronization. He has also team building experience background as field hockey athlete and coach at FCBarcelona.
Lluis Sanz graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He also holds a diploma in Public Administration from ESADE.
He is currently the Data Protection Delegate of Barcelona’s City Hall, where he developed most of his professional career in several positions relating to corporate information management, electronic administration and ‘smart cities’ over the last 30 years.
He was appointed spokesperson by the Catalan Parliament of the Catalan Data Protection Authority Advisory Council and coordinator of the workgroup in charge of implementing the General Register of Data Protection (RGPD) in Local Administrations between the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and the Spanish Data Protection Agency, and of various Administrative Commissions and Councils relating to information society, privacy and New Technologies.
Mara is a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher and a technology strategist. She is the CEO of Ideas for Change, a think tank and consultancy firm advising cities, businesses and institutions on innovation, open and collaborative strategies, civic tech, and exponential growth (see the frameworks @Pentagrowth and @The Bristol approach).
She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Fab Lab Barcelona where she coordinates Making Sense, a European project that seeks to empower citizens through personal digital manufacturing applied to the design of environmental sensors, and co-founder of SalusCoop, the first Spanish cooperative for citizens’ health data.
Mara co-directs the Master in Design for Emergent Futures at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. She earned a PhD in Computer Science from the Intel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable Connected Cities at University College London.