IAB Europe awards MEP Sean Kelly for standing up for data privacy rights


Sean Kelly, Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, has been selected to receive the prestigious IAB Europe Award for Leadership and Excellence for his approach to dealing with privacy concerns over shortcomings in the European Commission’s data protection proposal.

IAB Europe represents more than 5,500 online advertising media, research and analytics organisations.

Kelly, who serves as the EU’s Industry Committee Rapporteur for the General Data Protection Regulation, gave a keynote to 500 internet industry delegates in Barcelona this morning at the 7th annual Interact conference on the proposed data regulation on businesses in Europe – the largest reform of data privacy law in two decades.

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