14- Anticipating risks – how foresight can support data protection?

17 Juni 2022, 13:30
Press Room / Online

Existing enforcement model in the data protection field are mostly reactive. This reactivity to the occurrence of an issue can be helpful in correcting the immediate problem, but do not pose remedies to effects that already spread in the mass market. What is more, reacting to risks might lead to reinforce the idea that data protection stifle innovations.

The panel aims to explore the possibility of adding an ex-ante enforcement model to the already existing ex-post model through the use of foresight instruments in order to be better prepared for the upcoming risks and challenges that might arise from deployment of new technologies. How foresight and future studies can be used to building a new anticipatory approach in the data protection enforcement field?


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