Data Protection, Vulnerable Groups and Citizen Science: Protecting everyone's rights

Created Feb. 24, 2022, 2:57 p.m.
Updated March 3, 2022, 11:24 a.m.

In the first half of this interesting webinar, four experts share their views on data protection and vulnerable groups:

  • Gianclaudio Malgieri, Associate Professor of Law and Technology at the EDHEC Business School and Co-Director of the Brussels Privacy Hub (VUB), gives a presentation that focused on explaining what the data subject is, which groups of people are considered as "vulnerable data subjects" depending on the scenario and the compelling need to protect vulnerable data subjects.
  • Anna Berti Suman, researcher at the European Commission JRC, talks about citizen sensing as a source of evidence in environmental justice litigation and as a tool for environmental mediation.
  • Aurelie Pols, independent consultant, shares her insights about vulnerability and protection of the data subjects, specifically kids. She also talks about the GDPR, as well as other data protection guidelines.
  • Marko Sijan, senior advisor specialist at the Croatian data protection authority, shares his views on the importance of informing data subjects so they are aware of how data controllers are processing their data and with what purpose, as well as how to exercise their rights.

In the second half of this webinar, three citizen science practitioners shared their experience working on projects with vulnerable groups:

  • Claire Murray, project officer at ECSA, gives a presentation about key aspects to create a successful citizen science project.
  • Maina Muniafu, Associate Professor at the United States International University-Africa and Chair at the CitSciAfrica Association, shares his insight on working with vulnerable groups and gave some recommendations on how to protect everyone's rights within the data collection process. 
  • Sindy Martínez, researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute, talks about how participatory science is a powerful tool to learn and take action.

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PublisherPanelfit consortium
Year of publication: 2022
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