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ERA: Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law 2018 - Focus on the GDPR in a commercial context


19 Apr 2018 to 20 Apr 2018





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10% discount until 19 March 2018Objective

The conference aims to provide legal practitioners and data protection specialists with the necessary guidance on how to combine data subject rights provided by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the demands of the contemporary economy. It will offer an opportunity to discuss with key legal experts the challenges and issues at stake.

Safeguarding accountability by means of Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), including the context of profiling and individual decision-making, will also be addressed.

Key topics

  • The right to data protection and the demands of the digital economy
  • How business (telecoms, IoT) can cope with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) principles: challenges and best practices
  • Legal grounds for personal data processing according to the GDPR, new requirements for data subjects’ valid consent, legal bases for sensitive data processing
  • How to safeguard accountability under the GDPR: Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and other new tools and methods
  • New data subject rights in the digital economy, including automated individual decision-making and profiling 

Thomas Bouvé, Director General Policy, EMEA, Business Software Alliance (BSA), Brussels

Prof Paul De Hert, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Piotr Drobek, Deputy Director, Department of Social Education and International Cooperation, Office of the Polish DPA, Warsaw

Stefano Fratta, Big Data & BI Legal Director, Telefonica CCDO*, Madrid

Lise Fuhr, Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association,* Brussels

Orla Lynskey, Assistant Professor of Law, London School of Economics 

David Martin Ruiz, Senior Legal Officer, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Brussels

Karolina Mojzesowicz, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels

Diego Naranjo, European Digital Rights, Senior Advisor, Brussels

Mario Oetheimer, Head of Sector, Information Society, Privacy and Data Protection, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Vienna

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Assistant Supervisor, European Data Protection Supervisor, Brussels

Ulrich Wuermeling, Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP, Frankfurt/ London; Visiting Professor Queen Mary University of London

Language: English

Organiser: Magdalena Kędzior

Event number: 418R21

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