Data protection pervades many aspects of life, but it is also of considerable importance for research. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation, which will enter into force in Spring 2018, intends to further strengthen data protection of individuals in the European Union. The regulation has important implications for research, including research in social sciences.

This conference provides a platform for representatives of research institutes in Luxembourg and in Europe to discuss various aspects of data protection, in particular in the light of the new regulation. The event will focus on importance of data for social science research as well as various aspects of accessing data for research, data linkage, and data storage. A case study of conducting surveys in social sciences will be discussed, focusing on the survey life cycle from access to (administrative data) for sampling purposes, through data collection and to data provision to researchers.

The conference will bring together researchers, data practitioners, lawyers, and representatives of the public and private sectors.

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