Breakfast Workshop - Digital Data Economy
25 January 2018 | Auckland (Callaghan Innovation)
On January 25th (7.30-9.00 am), EPIC and Callaghan Innovation hosted a breakfast talk on the European Digital Single Market and new Data Protection rules, exploring the opportunities and impacts for New Zealand businesses arising from Europe’s changing regulatory environment.
Data is the currency of today's digital economy and data protection is at the heart of the move to a digital single market. The European Data Protection Reform aims to build a strong basis to help Europe make better use of innovative digital services like big data and cloud computing.
Kiwi companies at the forefront of innovative digital product development are impacted by new regulations as they grow their global offer. Thus, Callaghan Innovation connected event participants with European technology and research specialist, and EPIC coordinator Dr Erich Prem, who presented on the European Digital Singale Market amd new data protection rules, and explored the opportunities and impacts for New Zealand businesses arising from Europe's changing regulatory environment. From the end of geoblocking to the right to explanation on algorithmic decision-making, new copyright framework and VAT rules, Dr Prem shared information about policies that will change the playing field for companies around the world, including EU companies' international partners and businesses exporting digital products to the region.
The main objective of this event was to educate New Zealand-based companies a the forefront of digital product development on how they could expect to be impacted by Europe's new regulations, including the DSM and GDPR.