On January 31st – parallel to the Munich Security Conference – the 9th OSE Symposium took place in the Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft, which has developed into an interdisciplinary event involving the Federal Ministry of Justice, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the Federal Office for Information Security, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior and the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision. The event focused on the challenges for German and European legislators posed by the current threat situation with regard to the security of information systems. As usual, specialized lawyers and IT experts met with representatives from business and politics to work out solutions.
RA Witte: “The meeting, which has been taking place since 2005 at the invitation of the OSE Organisation pro Software Escrow e.V., has developed from a niche in German software law into a European institution that looks far beyond its own borders. Precisely because the Internet is not a lawless space, international standards must be created that strike an appropriate balance between national security interests and the protection of privacy. The DRM systems used to control use from a copyright perspective must not be allowed to develop into monitoring tools. Since this danger is concrete, the associated legal questions can only be answered in an interdisciplinary manner, i.e. in the context of data protection and personal rights. This is what my law firm is committed to.”