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Published on Oct 27, 2014
Keynote at Data Days 2014 by Elisabeth Kotthaus, European Commission“Data, Power and Democracy in Europe”, recorded in Berlin, October 1st 2014.
About Elisabeth Kotthaus: Elisabeth Kotthaus is Political Reporter for Legal Affairs at the Representation of the European Commission in Berlin. There she covers justice and home affairs, the digital agenda and institutional issues. Before joining the representation of the European Commission in Berlin, Kotthaus held posts in the Directorate- General for Transport and Energy of the European Commission (trans-European networks and internal market for energy and gas), and in the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-Fraud, where she covered Anti- Fraud. Before joining the European Commission she was 8 years partner, first in a commercial law firm of about 300 lawyers, tax advisors and notaries providing counsel across seven offices in Germany as well as in Brussels, then in one of Germany's leading employment law boutiques. Her activities at the European Women Lawyers' Association (EWLA) as President since its foundation in 2001 until 2005 motivated her to change career and to join the European Commission in 2005. Kotthaus studied Law and Islamic Studies in Germany and Cairo (in Cairo supported by a grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)). She published in the areas of employment and transport law.
About Data Days 2014: DATA DAYS 2014 presents the subject of data from a holistic and controversial perspective. It provides companies, organisations and experts within the web community with the opportunity to debate current trends and challenges within the increasingly diverse data landscape. Speakers share their thoughts as to which technologies have the potential to significantly impact the world of data and society as a whole, how to use data more intelligently and how this will induce a decisive competitive advantage. Next to the numerous benefits data offers, Data Days 2014 highlight the ever more relevant aspects of privacy and how today’s and tomorrow’s applications will have to cater for the increasing demand for data protection. Under the slogan “AIR. WATER. EARTH. DATA.“ nugg.ad, a company of Deutsche Post DHL and Europe’s leading specialist in digital target group marketing and brand engagement measurement, hosted the DATA DAYS 2014 on October 1st and 2nd in Berlin.