On 3 March, REPHRAIN conducted an online masterclass on the topic of Law & Regulation and Online Harms.
The masterclass was hosted by the members behind the REPHRAIN Policy and Regulation strand and the SURVEY project, each covering some of the challenges and strategies in their specialist area, per the below agenda (presentations linked below).
|10.00-10.30am||A global SURVEY on Regulatory Initiatives to Protect Citizens Online
The internet is an integral part of everyday life for most of us. Increasingly we do online more and more activities that were analogue not so long ago, such as communicating with relatives and friends, finding information, doing our shopping and groceries, viewing entertainment and more. However, as the internet continues to grow and transform our lives, often for the better, people are increasingly exposed to, and suffer from, multiple ‘online harms’ every day. These developments are quickly catching the attention of governments around the world, which have pursued different initiatives to tackle these harms based on their regulatory frameworks – and more recently started to propose legal reform in areas which are perceived as outdated or ineffective. The underpinning of governmental responses to these phenomena is the need to protect citizens online (PCO).This session will discuss the rationale of the SURVEY project (what we are doing and why), touching upon its main constituent elements, including:
EU GDPR vs UK GDPR: The Implications of Brexit for UK Data Protection Laws
To help researchers with this important task, this session will delve into several dimensions including:
|11.00-11.30am||Alongside but separate: Lessons from interdisciplinary research on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)
Jose Tomas Llanos
PET development is an interdisciplinary endeavour which requires the involvement of data scientists, software engineers, lawyers, interface designers and potentially many other members of vastly different fields. However, interdisciplinary collaboration does not occur magically by assembling a team of scholars with different backgrounds and compelling them to talk and work together. A discipline’s prior convictions on how to attain a project goal, and a diverging kind of reasoning between researchers of different fields can prevent effective communication, debate, and decision-making, ultimately undermining the project’s outcome. In extreme cases, scheduling issues may doom the project from the outset.Drawing on the experience of the Privacy-Aware Cloud Ecosystems (PACE) project, this session will address a number of challenges in interdisciplinary research, including:
Please direct any queries regarding this event to email@example.com – thank you to all for their contributions!