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ERA: Summer Course on European Data Protection Law


09 Sep 2019 to 13 Sep 2019





Event Description


The aim of this summer course is to give participants all the necessary tools for successful implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in their daily practice. It will provide them with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of European data protection law through interactive study of both relevant legislation and case law. The course will combine presentations and practical workshop activities, all led by high-level experts in the field.

Key topics

  • The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR): (extra-)territorial, personal and material scope, key features
  • Protection of citizens’ digital rights and available remedies in practice
  • How to build a compliance strategy on personal data protection?
  • What is the role of Data Protection Officers (DPOs)?
  • Data protection authorities’ tools for consistent GDPR implementation: One-Stop-Shop, consistency mechanism, enforcement powers and harmonisation of sanctions, role of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)
  • The EU toolkit for international data transfers
  • Social media, big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Language: English

Organiser: ERA (Dr Magdalena Kedzior)

Event number: 419B13




Diana Alonso Blas, Head of Data Protection Service, Eurojust, The Hague*

Athena Bourka, Expert in Network and Information Security, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), Athens

Julien Debussche, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird, Brussels

Daniel Drewer, Head of Data Protection Office, Europol, The Hague

Zoe Kardasiadou, Legal Officer, European Data Protection Board, Brussels

Peter Kimpian, Data Protection Unit, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Tine Larsen, President, National Commission for Data Protection, Luxembourg*

Alessandro Mantelero, Associate Professor of Law, SmartData@PoliTO Center, Polytechnic University of Turin; Rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Simon McGarr, Solicitor, McGarr Solicitors, Legal Adviser to Digital Rights Ireland, Dublin

Georgia Skouma, Legal Director, Privacy – ICT Law, Deloitte, Brussels

Paul Van den Bulck, Partner, AKD, Brussels

* To be confirmed



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