A symposium on privacy issues will take place at NUI Galway in March.
The NUI Galway School of Law will host the event, which will look at the increasing importance of privacy as more and more daily interactions and long-term records are stored digitally and on the Internet.
Entitled “Privacy from Birth to Death and Beyond: European and American Perspectives”, the event will deal with topics including the upcoming European Court of Justice ruling on the so-called “Right to be Forgotten” and the development of privacy regulation in the United States of America.
The protection of children’s privacy online will also be on the agenda, alongside privacy rights after death and the practical issues that face practitioners working with these rapidly developing problems.
The symposium is being jointly organised by the LL.M. in Public Law and the LL.M. in Law, Technology and Governance.
“The rise in popularity of social networking, image and video sharing sites mean that the regulation of privacy is becoming increasingly complex and challenging, and anyone working on these issues needs to keep abreast of new developments,” said Rónán Kennedy, Director of the LL.M. in Law, Technology and Governance, at NUI Galway.
Speakers will include Mr José María Baño, Instituto de Empresa and José María Baño León Abogados, Madrid; Professor Joshua Fairfield of the Washington and Lee University Law School; Dr Sharon McLaughlin, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Mr Paul Lambert, Merrion Legal Solicitors and Mr Damien McCallig, School of Law, NUI Galway.
Further details and registration information are available at http://www.conference.ie and Continuing Professional Development certificates will be provided.