Blockchain & Privacy Faculty of Law and Political Science – Amphitheater IV, May 13, 2022, Rennes.

Blockchain & Privacy
Faculty of Law and Political Science – Amphitheater IV, Friday May 13 at 9:30 a.m.
### Scientific leaders * [Brunessen Bertrand](professor of public law, Jean Monnet Chair, IODE UMR CNRS 6262 * [Sandrine Turgis]( Lecturer in public law, IODE UMR CNRS 6262 ### Presentation The Blockchain or “chain of blocks” is a distributed register: data and transactions are stored and managed in a decentralized way between all users. Fundamental for the strategy European digital technology, the blockchain raises fundamental legal issues, in particular from the point of view of the protection of rights, specifically the right to respect for private life and the protection of personal data, encompassed here under the idea of ​​”privacy”. This research is part of a very appropriate legal and institutional context for such an object of study, with regard to the expectations but also the concerns it arouses.The European institutions have made the digital transition one of the main pillars of recovery in a context marked by the Covid epidemic Meeting in extraordinary session in October 2020, the European Council insisted on the need to direct a g large part of the Digital Recovery Plan, in particular the development at European level of the next generation of digital technologies such as blockchain. The need to promote research in technologies is thus a priority of the digital strategy “Shaping Europe’s digital future” presented by the Commission in February 2020 and confirmed by the Council in June 2020. Technologies such as blockchain are at the heart of the desire to organize European resilience. The legal issues of blockchains are relayed by many institutions which also show, at the same time, all the legal uncertainties that this still new technology brings. This is all the more important as the use of this technology, now widely used for cryptocurrencies, is destined to become unavoidably generalized, from the notarial profession to the certification of diplomas via public services. It is therefore imperative to initiate an in-depth reflection on the legal issues of blockchains. The institutions are therefore calling for the mobilization of research to come up with new technical solutions to strengthen the encryption capacities of protocols and thus guarantee the protection of personal data, particularly in the case of open blockchains. In parallel with reflections on the technological developments necessary to comply with legal rules, reflection on the adaptation of the rules of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2016 is essential to take into account the new challenges posed by blockchains. The symposium project is part of a broader multidisciplinary scientific project led by IODE, the WIDE and CIDRE (INRIA) teams as well as GDD (LS2N) selected by the Labex CominLabs entitled PriCLeSS (Privacy-Conscious Legally -Sound blockchain Storage). ### Program Download [le programme]( ### Registration This symposium will be accessible remotely via Zoom and face-to-face. Registration is mandatory and must be made directly on [[ **Contact :** Sandra Blandin [[](](

This symposium will be held face-to-face and remotely on May 13, 2022.

Faculty of Law and Political Science – Amphitheater IV 9 rue Jean Macé 35000 Rennes Rennes Thabor – Saint-Hélier – Alphonse Guérin Ille-et-Vilaine

Start and end dates and times (year – month – day – hour):
2022-05-13T09:30:00 2022-05-13T16:30:00