The European Data Protection Supervisor and European Data Protection Board hold their trainee conference on 11 July 2019 at 12:00 - 14:00 in room 01P100 of the Wilfried Martens Building in Brussels.
In the face of technological innovations that could transform the human body and mind, debates over the future of data protection and privacy are more important than ever. Bio-implants and body-integrated microchips have the potential to enhance and extend human capabilities, while the growth of the Internet of Things could link these devices with human beings as part of a global interconnected system. A primary issue around the debate on enhancement technologies relates to surveillance, control and profiling of individuals.
The European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, and the Assistant Supervisor, Wojciech Wiewiórowski, will give their views, alongside an expert panel discussing how these technical developments affect our conception of humanity and possible issues relating to privacy and data protection.