Keynote: The Impact of European GDPR on Research

Prof. Dr. Ingo Stengel ()

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany

With the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 14 April 2016, new rules have been established for the handling of personal data in the EU and partly beyond. With a transition period of 2 years, these rules took effect from 25th of May 2018. Compliance with theses rules is being monitored by the individual EU-countries.

Research projects very often use personal data or data that can be used to draw conclusions about individuals. This raises the question of how to deal with this new situation in research projects. Some of the requirements will be identified in this presentation. Possible approaches and the associated risks are identified and discussed. Finally, essential steps to be compliant with DSGVO in the context of own research projects, are recommended.

Prof. Dr. Ingo Stengel teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe in the field of Business Informatics. He looks back on teaching and research experience in six countries. In addition since 2015, he is Deputy Data Protection Officer at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe and is certified by TÜV-SÜD. His areas of expertise includes: Data Protection, IT Security and Networks and e-Business. He is the co-organizer of several conferences and acts as a reviewer for many international conferences, as well as renowned journals, such as Computer Security, etc.

Keynote: The Impact of European GDPR on Research
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