Workshop Balancing Cyber-Security and Privacy

úterý 24. březen 2020, 16:22

Workshop Balancing Cyber-Security and Privacy organised by Jean Monnet Network at Faculty of Law, Palacký University on February 27–28, 2020 at Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Over the two days of February 27th and 28th, 2020, Jean Monnet Network of Faculty of Law, Palacký University brought together experts and specialists from several European universities for a critical examination of legal regulation of cyber-security and privacy. The event combined expert panel presentations by specialists, with structured discussion sessions on the challenges and opportunities in the era of the digital age.

The two-day event comprised several sessions and discussions, conference participants were also invited to attend the conference dinner, hosted prior the first day of the workshop.

The opening session was addressed by by Assoc. Prof. et Assoc. Prof. JUDr. Naděžda Šišková, Ph.D., head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Law at Palacky University who declared the Conference officially open at the end of her statement on EU and Challenges of Modern Society.

The keynote speaker, JUDr. Soňa Matochová, Ph.D. then delivered a speech on the data protection, followed by Mgr. et Mgr. Ondřej Filipec, Ph.D., Tanel Kerikmäe, LL.M, LL.Lic, Ph.D and doc. RNDr. Daniel Olejár, PhD.

In her introductory address, JUDr. Soňa Matochová, Ph.D. gave a brief overview of the current legal regulation of data. She presented the principles of data protection regulation, explaining the methodology and rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) which contributes to the accomplishment of an area of freedom, security and justice and of an economic union, to economic and social progress, and to the strengthening of the economies within the EU internal market.

Mgr. et Mgr. Ondřej Filipec, Ph.D. informed about latest trends in the cybersecurity of healthcare and provided case study analysis dedicated to the Benešov hospital which was hit by Ryuk ransomware in December 2019. With the use of “Swiss Cheese” model used for analysis of IT incidents, Dr. Filipec developed framework for analysing organizational factors influencing effective response to the incidents.

Tanel Kerikmäe, LL.M, LL.Lic, Ph.D dedicated his presentation to the latest trends in IT development in Estonia and opened debate about several aspects on artificial intelligence (AI), especially in relation to accepting legal personality of the AI, copyrights related to the AI or taxation of the work produced by the AI. Dr. Kerikmäe provided interesting examples from the Estonian experience with their own national AI called „Kratt“.

Doc. RNDr. Daniel Olejár, PhD. emphasised the actual challenges within the IT area and highlighted problematic aspects of relationship between security, functionality and privacy. He stressed, that even small users might be valuable targets due to relatively sophisticated methods of attackers who are always few steps ahead.

In the afternoon sessions, each speaker was given 15 minutes to present, followed by 5-10 minutes for questions. Mária, T. Patakyová, JUDr., PhD. presented selected issues of private entities in the Cyber-security area, Matúš Mesarčík, JUDr., LLM delivered presentation on several aspects of privacy in the cyber-security context. Another speaker, Jozef Andraško, JUDr., PhD. provided interesting data about the cybersecurity incident notification, Petra Dražová, Mgr. dealt with criminal law aspects of the cybersecurity offenses and Mgr. Zlotán Gyurász dedicated his presentation to the uniqueness of internet of things devices.

The workshop was organised within the prestigious Jean Monnet Network project “European Union and the Challenges of Modern Society: Legal issues of digitalization, robotization, cyber security and prevention of hybrid threats“ coordinated and managed by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Law at the Palacký University Faculty of Law, headed by Assoc. Prof. Naděžda Šišková. The project deals with issues which are very important for everyday lives in the digital society and which are not covered by relevant literature. The international team consists of academics from five prominent European universities – the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Olomouc at UP, the University of Heidelberg, Tallinn University of Technology, Comenius University in Bratislava, and the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. 

In the next months, the project team will hold a series of lectures, round tables, workshops, and academic and student conferences in Tallinn, Prague, Kiev and Karlovy Vary.

Autoři: doc. JUDr. Blanka Vítová, Ph.D., LL.M., Mgr. et Mgr. Ondřej Filipec, Ph.D. - členové Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence při PF UP