For the second consecutive year, I participated in “The Eleventh International Conference on Evolving Internet - INTERNET 2019”, organised by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA) which was held in Rome from June 30th to July 4th 2019.

Furthermore, my participation was also as the chair of the special track “RAIEDP: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Data Protection” together with my colleague Filippo Bianchini (co-chair). I presented the contribution entitled “The Meaning of ‘Accountability’, ‘Responsibility’ and ‘Liability’ in the GDPR: Proposal for an Ontology”.

Participating in international conferences inevitably involves dedication and effort, especially about the contents to propose. If your content is valid, you are invited to attend the conference to present and discuss the topic of the study. It is a considerable commitment.

It is an in-depth study of the terms ‘Accountability,’ ‘Responsibility’ and ‘Liability’ used in the EU Regulation 2016/679 and at the same time the assessment of how the same words can be useful for an ontology of the GDPR.

The nodal point relates to the differences between common law and civil law jurisdictions, given that the three terms mentioned take on different meanings and different systematic legal framework.

I described this aspect in the book entitled “GDPR & privacy: consapevolezza e opportunità. Analisi ragionata della protezione dei dati personali tra etica e cybersecurity” and in the interview given to Key4biz.

I studied the aspects mentioned above in English with a different approach than those described in Italian also in consideration of the ontology proposal open to an international debate.

The outcome of my participation in this conference was the recognition of a Best Paper Award as published on the conference website.

The paper is under review for an extended version to be published in the IARIA journal.