EICAR 2014

von Sören Danielowski

On the 17th and 18th November the 23rd EICAR conference was held in Frankfurt. Various topics were discussed, and six members of the Institute for Legal Informatics gave presentations about their current research projects.

Prof. Forgó gave a presentation about the MAPPING project (Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance). After a brief introduction of the Institute and its work, some quick facts about the project and the three main areas of research Internet Governance, Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) were presented. As the IRI will co-ordinate the research/activities in the focus area Privacy-Economy-Security, the presentation then focused on issues regarding this area. MAPPINGs approach is to bring together various stakeholders in order to get a joined-up understanding on current issues. Therefore, various experts had been invited to different MAPPING events in the last few months in order to discuss the status quo. Accordingly, a first overview on the outcome of those events was given. The presentation of the status quo was finally followed by a reality check, comparing the legal situation to what actually happens.

Iheanyi Samuel Nwanko (IRI) and his partner Elias Neri (Custodix) presented their project CHIC (Computational Horizons In Cancer) under the title “Providing a Network of Trust in Processing Health Data for Research”. CHIC is a legal data protection framework for processing and protecting (very) sensitive health data. The project supports research by providing medical data which is secured through pseudonymisation and anonymisation. Therefore the researchers are able to work with a huge amount of real medical data without a possibility to identify the persons behind the data. With one exception: In case of e.g. an incidental finding there is a need of informing the patient. In that case the doctor is able to get the information through a de-pseudonymsation ...

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