Freedom AND Security | Conference Report Published by Europol

Freedom AND Security | Conference Report Published by Europol

Conference report / 28 Jan 2019

On 22 November 2018, Els De Busser spoke at a panel during the conference "Freedom AND Security: Killing the Zero Sum Process". A summary report of the entire conference was published by Europol on 28 January 2019, coinciding with Data Protection Day.

Lucas Kello is Associate Professor of International Relations, serves as Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford.

Duncan Hollis is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple Law School, Temple University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Bibi van den Berg is Professor of Cybersecurity Governance within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

The conference focused on looking beyond a zero-sum view of 'freedom vs. security', and instead talk about 'freedom and security'. Els De Busser joined the panel 'Data as the New Oil? Risks and Opportunity for Citizens and Law Enforcement' (covered on pp. 11-12 in the report):

“While security means being free from intentionally caused harm, safety means being free from unintentional accidents. For a conversation on the relationship between privacy and security to be complete, it needs to include considerations on safety.” - Els De Busser

The entire report can be downloaded as a PDF on the Europol website.