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Internet Privacy. Rights and Responsibilities, what Future?


The workshop "Internet Privacy | Rights and Responsibilities, what Future?" will take place on 28 October at Fórum Picoas in Lisbon to promote national reflection and debate at a multi-sectoral level on the future of Internet Governance. The event is organized by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in collaboration with the PT Foundation, in the scope of the Forum for the Information Society - Internet Governance (FSI - GI).

In focus will be Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, on the "conditions applicable to the consent of children in relation to information society services", which defines as lawful the processing of personal data arising from the direct offering of information society services to children at least 16 years of age, and parental consent is required for children under this age.

This interactive session, open to civil society, aims to address and debate a set of ideas to support policy decision, as well as initiatives and tools for dissemination and awareness of good practices for data protection and safe and informed use of the Internet. Representatives from various sectors, organizations, and communities will be present for the discussion of these themes. João Pedro Damas (Youth Ambassador for Children Internet Safety), Rita Cameira Brito (Youth Network for Equality), Sandra Ferreira (Microsoft), João Marques (National Commission for Data Protection), Pedro Gonçalves (PT Foundation), Helena Marujo, (ISCSP - Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas), Fernanda Santos (DECO), Maria José Castello Branco (National Commission for the Promotion of the Rights and Protection of Children and Young People), Manuel Silva Pereira, (Center for Legal Investigation of Cyberspace) and Hugo Séneca (Exame Informática) are the names of the specialists invited to this Round Table.

O program and registration are available hereon the Safe Internet and on and on Facebook. Those interested should register online (free of charge).

In December the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, hosts the Internet Governance Forum (IGF2016). Under the motto "Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth" governments, technical and academic communities, civil society (including Non-Governmental Organizations) and companies meet to discuss public policies for the use and evolution of the Internet.

Portugal will be present at the World Forum, in the workshop on privacy and data protection "Is children's data THEIRS, MINE or there to be MINED?". The Lisbon session thus aims to gather the ideas of Portuguese experts to support Portugal's participation in the IGF 2016.