Software copyright and data privacy: brakes or accelerators for the digitalization?
The digital journey is fueled by software and data. While system developers are enthusiastic about the potentials and ask for as much flexibility and agility as possible to create new processes and solutions, data protection officers and license compliance managers feel quite uncomfortable these days. The reason: Protection laws such as copyright law and data privacy law are to be fulfilled - even in times of digitalization. How can license compliance be achieved, when open source components are built in almost every software? How do cloud services comply with copyright law? Will big software vendors kill the initiatives of digitalization by auditing and suing incompliant software users? And what about the rights of the individuals to keep control over their personal data? Will the new European privacy regulation (EU General Data Privacy Regulation) bring along strategic disadvantages for European developers and IT services providers or will it be just the opposite? All these questions are currently under discussion. In the presentation apply a 360° view on software and data, examine the principles of copyright and data privacy and analyse probable consequences.
Lecture at NEMO2017
Date/Time: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 14:30