Javier Plaza explains the new legal rights in the digital era at La Nau

Javier Plaza.
Javier Plaza.

Javier Plaza is an expert in data protection, artificial intelligence, Big Data and transparency. He will impart a conference entitled “Legal Rights in the Digital Society” on 3rd December at 7 p.m. in the Cultural Centre La Nau.

The conference will address the main rights that have in our society thanks to the digital era. Citizens have acquired the right to be forgotten. This means that they can eliminate, block or discontinue information that is considered correct but obsolete or not relevant, and therefore must be deleted from Internet search engines. In addition, each individual has the right to elaborate personal profiles and the Charter of Fundamental Rights recognised by the Organic Law on Protection of Personal Data.

The universities have also acquired certain rights such as using pieces of work which are protected by copyright, text data mining and AI and Big Data services. Javier Plaza will also explain that the development of AI and robots have also influenced the Law.

Javier Plaza is a senior professor of Civil Law and the data protection executive officer of the Universitat de València. He is also a member of the Committee of Wisemen of the Spanish Government and is one of the writers of the White Paper on artificial intelligence and Big Data. He is also the director of the “Aranzadi Magazine of Law and New Technologies” and the “Online Magazine of Valencian Civil Law”. Entrance is free until the capacity of the room is reached.

The conference is part of the film series “Derechos en movimiento” of the European School Lluís Vives organised for the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event is also organised by the Vice-principal for Culture, Amnesty International, the Society of History and Democratic Memory and the Chair of Scientific Dissemination.

The European School Lluís Vives is a European project promoted from the Office of the Vice-principal for Culture and Sport and managed by the General Foundation of the Universitat de València. It is a space for reflection as well as participative and critical debate on current issues. The school counts with the participation of other agents of the public administration and the civil society: Presidency of the Valencian Government, City Hall of Valencia, Valencian Department of Transparency, Valencian Department of Education, Research, Culture and Sport; Valencian Academy of the Language, Alfonso the Magnanimous Institute, the European School of Humanities and Caixa Popular.

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