UPCOMING EVENT

FUTURE MEDIA LOUNGE

NEW PRIVACY RULES AND THEIR IMPACT ON FUNDING A FREE AND INDEPENDENT PRESS IN EUROPE

  • 18:00-20:00, 5 September 2017.
  • Renaissance Hotel, Brussels

DESCRIPTION

The next Future Media Lounge will take place on Tuesday, 5 September 2017 from 18.00-20.00h. This session will examine the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications. Following the adoption of the new General Data Protection Regulation in May 2016, the Commission has moved forward with a new ambitious legislative project: a regulation that will set the future of privacy in the context of electronic communications. With this debate the Future Media Lounge will focus on the potential implications of the proposed e-privacy regulation on a free, independent, pluralistic and vibrant press across Europe. Its possible implications on the business model of press publishers and therefore the funding of trusted journalism will be debated as well as its potential impact on media diversity and access to journalistic content for European citizens. The session is co-organised with EDAA (the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance) and will therefore include a presentation of the cross-industry self-regulation initiative to enhance transparency, user choice and control over Online Behavioural Advertising.

About the Future Media Lounge

The Future Media Lounge is a spin-off of the Future Media Lab., a think tank initiative at the interface of media innovation and media policy. The Future Media Lounge format is a way to bring all relevant stakeholders — i.e. media professionals, journalists, technology companies, academics, politicians and consumers — together in an intimate environment to tackle a specific issue shaping the future media landscape. Since May 2015, the Future Media Lounge sessions are organized around one of the policy issues set out in the EU Digital Single Market Strategy. This is a recurring event that takes place in the European Parliament on a regular basis, usually every 6-8 weeks. This innovative format allows for:


  • In-depth discussions with policy makers on the cutting edge of media innovation and media policy topics that are kicked-off by experts in the field;
  • Knowledge exchange in an intimate environment with key leaders from media, journalism, technology companies and academics;
  • Networking between MEPs, European Commission officials, Member States representatives and key stakeholders from media, journalism, technology companies and academics

Since May 2015, the Future Media Lounge sessions are organised around one of the policy issues set out in the EU Digital Single Market Strategy. This is a recurring event that takes place in the European Parliament on a regular basis, usually every 6-8 weeks.

Moderation

This Future Media Lounge will be moderated by Karen Massin, CEO of Burson-Marsteller in Brussels.

Speakers

Supporting Organisations