BHO Legal organizes the Legal Session of the upcoming Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2014.
We are proud that the organizer of the Summit has tasked us again with the organisation of this session.
The Legal Session (Session 6) this year will be held on the 26th March 2014, the second day of the Summit, from 3.45 pm to around 5.30 pm.
It will take on one of the main topics of the overall Summit focussing on
Regulatory Framework for Personal Privacy Devices and other GNSS Legal Topics
Low-cost jammers or so-called “Personal Privacy Devices” (PPDs) may be easily purchased via the internet.
The easiest way to protect against the interference threat from such devices would to ban the use of PPDs by appropriate legislation.
However, the approach is currently different from country to country: While the use is PPDs in some countries is sanctioned by criminal law, in others no restrictions exist at all.
In this connection, also questions of privacy and personal data protection laws arise.
On this background, what is really the preferable approach to protect satellite navigation against interference from PPDs?
The panel provides information and discusses the regulatory situation of sale, ownership, and use of PPDs within Europe and worldwide.
In addition, current topics and latest legal developments, such as the new European GNSS Regulation, will be addressed.
Chairmen of the Legal Session are:
Dr. Ingo Baumann, Partner BHO Legal, Cologne, Germany
Dr. Oliver Heinrich, Partner BHO Legal, Cologne, Germany
The panelists are:
Mr Gerhard Berz, Focal Point for Navigation Infrastructure, Eurocontrol, Brussels, Belgium
Ms Maria Buzdugan, Legal Officer, EU Satellite Navigation Financial Management Unit, Galileo Programme, European Commission, Brussels
Mr Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department (SSD), Bureau des Radiocommunications (BR), International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland
Mr David Sobel, Senior Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Washington DC, USA
Mr Thomas Weber, Spectrum Management, European Communications Office (ECO), Copenhagen, Denmark
More information under: www.munich-satellite-navigation-summit.org