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.

Law & Innovation Conference Budapest 27th May 2017 – Review

On 27th May I had the opportunity to take part and make a presentation on an excellent conference in Budapest about law and innovation. Here is a brief review about the event.
18921932_1967724866700594_1550909429437089004_nThe Law and Innovation Conference was organized by ArsBoni, a community of young Hungarian lawyers and law students whose website (http://arsboni.hu/) is about making legal issues understandable for non-lawyer readers by great articles. The event took place in Impact Hub Budapest, a modernized workshop venue.

In the morning, sponsors and the representatives of ArsBoni made presentations in the topic of law and innovation (challenges of IT security, innovative products and services for lawyers or the impact of lawtech on the access to legal knowledge) and in the afternoon young jurists and PhD students were presenting about their topic in 3 sections: Law & Innovation, Internet & Law and Fintech.

We heard lectures about cybersecurity (which was such a popular topic), the legal issues of sharing economy and the impact of ‘uberization’ on labor law, e-governance, questions of copyright in the age of e-books and cloud computing or legal questions of bitcoin.

My presentation was about the legal classification of terms of use on social media, which will be an important topic in the future on this blog, too. There was also a presentation about the main topic of the blog so we had the opportunity to hear the news of legal aspects of online data after death.

The full program is available on this link (only in Hungarian).

All of the presentation was well build-up and the whole event had a great vibe. It’s always a joyful experience to be among young scientist who not just thinking about law as a discipline or a profession but looking for new ways of approach in the 21st century.

Thumbs up for the organizers, all the presenters and guests.

(Photo credit: ArsBoni Facebook page)