Cyber Law Conference Budapest 30th November 2017 – Review

On 30th November 2017 the Infocommunication Law Department of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church Faculty of Law organized a great conference on Budapest about the hot topics of cyber law. I had the opportunity to not just take part but make a lecture about the news of the codification about social media.

My lecture was about the challenges that the legislation have to face to when it starts to think about the legislation for social media. I took a look at the specialty of this new generation of media and showed the legal systems where we can find specific acts in connection with the topic of social media. In this part, I presented the legal system of the United States and the acts about the legal aspects of online data after death. I also spoke about the Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (see below) and how Germany step up against hate speech on Facebook, Twitter and co. At the end of my lecture I talked about the draft of the Hungarian data protection act, which contains provisions about the enforcement of personal rights after the affected persons death.

We can also hear great presentations in the first section about the role of algorithms in online content consumption, the information policy of states against social media, the connection between algorithms and competition law or the legal questions about the streaming of court hearings.

At the end of the first section, the audience had the opportunity to ask questions from the lecturers, so we started an exciting professional discussion about the lecture we have just heard.

The second section was about related legal issues, like the legal framework for intelligent networks and systems in energy, online systems for hearing or unfair online commercial practice.

I really enjoyed the whole programme, and hope for more professionally organized conference about these very current topics.

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