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ENISA at the Cyber Law Research Centre conference on cybersecurity

Published on January 04, 2016

ENISA participated at the conference on cybersecurity organized by the Cyber Law Research Centre of the Law School of the University of Lisbon. ENISA was represented by its Head of Administration Mr Empadinhas.

ENISA’s Head of Administration Paulo Empadinhas gave the keynote address and participated at the panel discussion on "The Internet of Things vs. Privacy - A European vision development". ENISA’s Head of Administration gave an overview of the latest challenges in the area of cybersecurity as these unravel with the latest technological trends such as IoT. He spoke on how these can be tackled while maintaining a balance between privacy and the fundamental rights of citizens and at the same time support industry development and the EU economy through enabling factors such as cybersecurity. In this scope, Paulo Empadinhas commented: “the new agreements on the data protection regulation and the NIS directive are an important step, enhancing both the privacy of EU citizens and privacy and security in the EU industry, creating a trusted environment and the further advancement of the DSM”.

During the conference four major themes were looked into:

  • European cybersecurity policy
  • Human dignity
  • Protection of minors in cyberspace
  • Freedom of expression


Mr Empadinhas also congratulated the initiative by the Cyber Law Research Centre on the launch of the new journal on cybersecurity, which will help towards building a secure cyberspace in Europe.

Read the interview by ENISA’s Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht to the journal as soon as it becomes available here.

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