This edition of the CLARIN Café is organized by Paweł Kamocki and Vanessa Hannesschläger, chair and vice-chair of the CLARIN Legal and Ethical Issues Committee (CLIC).
- Date: 30 March 2021
- Time: 14:00 - 16:00 (CEST)
- Venue: CLARIN virtual Zoom meeting
- Twitter hashtag: #CLARINcafe
Various language resources often contain personal data, i.e. information that relate to living individuals. The processing of such information is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation, which entered into application on 25 May 2018. The rights of data subjects are one of the central elements of the GDPR; the Regulation provides for a number of such rights, ranging from information and access to the right of erasure (also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’). The underlying idea is to grant individuals control over the processing of their personal data.
The rights of the data subjects and related procedures to safeguard them should be implemented already at the conception phase of a project, and in any case before the data collection starts. This is particularly important if the data are to be shared according to the Open Science principles, e.g. within the European Open Science Cloud. Insufficient fulfillment of obligations related to data subject rights have already been sanctioned by over 50 fines across Europe (https://www.enforcementtracker.com).
The CLARIN Café will be devoted specifically to the rights of data subjects in the GDPR, and it will provide answers to the following questions, among others:
- What are the rights granted to data subjects by the GDPR?
- Are these rights limited when personal data are processed for the purposes of language research?
- How to handle data subjects’ requests related to the exercise of their rights?
- Who is responsible for handling such requests?
- Introduction to CLARIN and TRIPLE project (Francesca Frontini) (5 minutes)
- Introduction to the rights of data subjects in the GDPR (Paweł Kamocki) (5 minutes)
- Non-restraining rights of data subjects: information, access, rectification, and portability (Aleksei Kelli) (20 minutes)
- Restraining rights of data subjects: right to be forgotten, to object, and to restrict processing (Paweł Kamocki) (20 minutes)
- Rights of data subjects in academic practice (Esther Hoorn) (20 minutes)
- Discussion (animated by Vanessa Hannesschläger)
About the Presenters
Aleksei Kelli is Professor of Intellectual Property Law (the University of Tartu, Estonia). He is a member of the court of honour of the Estonian Bar Association and CLARIN ERIC Legal and Ethical Issues Committee.