CPDP 2019 Data Protection and Democracy

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars


Platform Regulation:

Organised by Research Consortium Laws of Surveillance and Security, University of Helsinki Chair Tuomas Ojanen, University of Helsinki (FI)Moderator Bilyana Petkova, University of Maastricht (NL)Speakers Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law (US); Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, University of Southampton (UK); Karmen Turk, Partner at Triniti (EE); Kamel Ajji, Paris 2 Pantheon Assas University (FR); Steven Brill, NewsGuard Technologies (US); Florent Thouvenin, University of Zürich (CHT)

he rationale of the panel will be to analyze the emerging legislative and judicial responses to the evolving role of online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, other social media, blogging platforms, as well as online hosting portals and search engines). We discuss both European and American attempts to address the complex and very topical issue of intermediary regulation. The panel examines the topic in a comprehensive manner, covering terrain with recent legal developments in the U.S., in the EU Member States and at the level of the European Union and the Council of Europe.• Is there convergence or divergence in intermediary liability between Europe (States, the EU, Council of Europe system) and the United States?• Do we have to regulate disinformation and if so, how?• What conclusions can we draw on platform regulation from American and European case law?
Period30 Jan 2019
Event typeConference
LocationBrussels, Belgium
Degree of RecognitionInternational