Discussion and Debate DAT23
Are You Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018?
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
You may already know that all non-EU companies will also have to comply with the GDPR if they have users residing in, or use data from people residing in, the EU member states. Are you aware of further implications of the law change? Personal data security and privacy in education technologies will no doubt become even more of a hot topic with the regulation commencement date looming. How will the GDPR affect learners and students in the EU? What does personal data and security encompass for e-learning providers? How will it affect non-EU e-learning providers with users in the EU? The panel in this session will debate issues related to the GDPR, which will come into force a few months after OEB.
Data Protection, Privacy and Ethics in Education. Are We Ready for GDPR?
Jen Persson is the Director of defenddigitalme, a civil liberties group founded in 2015 to campaign for safe, fair, and transparent children’s data in education. She is an independent member of the Department for Education National Pupil Database Steering Group in England. She is currently most involved in policy advocacy with government, educational institutions, industry, and child rights organisations, as we prepare for GDPR and the future growth of edTech. She worked previously in Open Knowledge and Digital Services in academia and higher education, after spending 10 years in the commercial sector in global business process transformation projects responsible for identifying people and systems' business needs, for interface design, data mapping, data cleansing, assigning security, as well as change management, communications, and employee training. Jen is an Against Borders for Children supporter and a multi-lingual, passionate Remainer.
Mike Olsen is CEO and Co-founder of Proctorio, an online proctoring company that uses machine learning and AI technology to validate student identities and activity in during computer based exams. Dubbed an “Artful Hacker” by PC Magazine and named one of “Arizona’s 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35” by the Arizona Republic, Mike is a leader in creating educational technology that protects student privacy while increasing the value of online degrees. As Lead Research Software Engineer for ASU Online, Mike helped develop one of the world’s premiere online educational systems. Having graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in Aerospace and Software Engineering, Mike has a reputation for disrupting old paradigms and increasing student success in digital classrooms.
LL.M. (University of Canterbury, NZ), Pinsent Masons Germany LLP, Germany
Kirsten advises German and international firms with a particular focus on the IT, E-Commerce
and High-Tech Industry sectors and primarily with regard to IT and data protection law matters.
She has considerable experience with respect to IT and outsourcing projects, data protection
agreements and cross-border data transfers, software licence agreements and software licence
audits, cloud computing/software-as-a-service agreements and other IT agreements including
disputes and renegotiations, as well as matters relating to e-commerce, advertising and