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IRIS2019, International Legal Informatics Symposium, is the biggest event on legal informatics (law and IT) in central Europe. It took place in February 2019 at the University of Salzburg, with University of Vienna as the main organiser. Already in its 22nd year, about 130 speakers presented the latest developments in their field, of which also the MARCONI consortium.

At the event, MARCONI presented its paper entitled “Legal Issues of User Engagement with Interactive Radio Stations”, focusing on data protection issues, authored by Erich Schweighofer and Felix Schmautzer. Radio stations face several hurdles if they want to efficiently engage an audience as large as possible and enable personalisation, while also supporting multiple communication platforms such as Twitter. Radio broadcasters are allowed to skim public media for the purpose of journalistic tasks. For processing additional information however, which will neither fall within the framework of weighing interests, consent from the data subject is the obvious choice. However, the provisions concerning consent, identification and withdrawal of consent must be carefully observed. The paper was well-received and was followed by a discussion that focused on the challenges of implementation .  

You are able to read the paper on this link.