“The Protection of Privacy in Interconnected Digital Environments”

8 July 2019

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law is pleased to host the third conference organized in the framework of the ILA Committee on the Protection of Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law, chaired by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Burkhard Hess. After having tackled, in 2014, the shaping of a new understanding of the right to privacy and its impact on competing fundamental rights and having explored, in 2017, some of the most controversial issues lying at the intersection between private international and data protection law, this conference takes a step forward and explores emerging aspects in the protection of privacy in interconnected digital environments. Gathering international leading experts in this area of the law, the conference defines the current challenges and offers prospective solutions, illustrating the need for either significant adaptations of traditional concepts or the pursuit of innovative solutions.

14:00 Registration and welcome coffee

14:30 Welcoming remarks
Prof. Burkhard Hess (Director of the MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law)

First Session: Current Challenges and Predicaments

Chair: Prof. Thomas Pfeiffer (Director of the Institute for Comparative Law, the Conflict of Laws and International Business Law, Heidelberg University)

14:45 Interfaces between Privacy and Data Protection: Identity in the Web
Speaker: Prof. Gloria González Fuster (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

15:45 Cross-Border Injunctive Relief
Speaker: Prof. Burkhard Hess (Director of the MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law)

16:30 Coffee break

Second Session: Proposals and Resolutions

Chair: Prof. Linda Silberman (Clarence D. Ashley Professor of Law at NY University School of Law)

17:00 The 2018 IDI Resolution – ‘Injuries to Rights or Personality Through the Use of the Internet: Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, and Recognition of Foreign Judgments’
Speaker: Prof. Symeon Symeonides (Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, Willamette University College of Law)

18:00 Privacy in the Restatement on Conflict of Laws and in the ALI Principles
Speaker: Prof. Louise E. Teitz (Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Roger Williams Law School)

19:00 End of the conference

Venue:
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Conference room, 4th floor
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg

This conference is free of charge.

If you would like to participate please send an email to: events@mpi.lu