The EU’s role in regulating and interpreting privacy and data protection reveals a global reach and (some) imitation by other public and private actors around the world. At the same time, advanced law enforcement and security cooperation within the EU relies on extensive data sharing and interoperability beyond internal and external (smart) borders that are not necessarily aligned with individual privacy protections. This session will explore the law and practices of the EU across its borders, global borders and rights protection, in particular the right to privacy of the personal data of individuals in Europe and beyond.

Chair: Deirdre Curtin, Head of Department of Law, EUI