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“Nearly there!?” – Challenges and Chances of the GDPR with 8 months to go until applicability

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Event date: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:30 am - 02:30 pm
Place: Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Weicker Building, Room B001 (ground floor)
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg


The EU General Data Protection Regulation, which provides new and updated rules for the protection of personal data that affect controllers, processors, data subjects and data protection authorities, will become applicable in May 2018.There are numerous issues including scope, rights, obligations, context with other instruments, international reach, enforcement, and others, that are still debated and for which it is far from clear what the applicability of the GDPR will mean in future. Currently, all Member States are adapting their national frameworks to prepare for this new situation when the EU legislation will have direct applicability but there are some areas with “opening clauses”, as well as the details concerning the national Data Protection Authority, that can be filled by national law. Luxembourg has just presented the bill changing its data protection act.

In view of the need to have scientific and practical guidance for the application of the GDPR, a researcher from the University of Luxembourg and FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz-Institute for Information Infrastructure are editing a Commentary on an article-by-article basis of the Regulation, as well as accompanying chapters concerning overarching data protection issues. Professors Cole and Boehm have gathered a team of more than 30 authors from across Europe and different backgrounds to ensure a broad view on the GDPR. In the context of this project – for which the book will be available in 2018 – a number of the experts will deal in this conference with some of the most contentious issues taking stock a few months before GDPR applicability.

Panelists will include the following:

Tobias Bräutigam, Bird & Bird Attorneys, Helsinki / Maja Brkan, Maastricht University / Diana Dimitrova, FIZ Karlsruhe / Carol Evrard, Stibbe Lawyers, Brussels / Dr. Andra Giurgiu, SnT, University of Luxembourg /Prof. Gloria González Fuster, Vrije Universiteit Brussel /Dr. Hielke Hijmans, independent legal advisor /Prof. Alessandro Mantelero, Polytechnic University of Turin / Prof. Tuomas Ojanen, University of Helsinki / Teresa Quintel, University of Luxembourg / Juraj Sajfert, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission / Christoph Sorge, Saarland University / Max Spielmann, Schiltz & Schiltz /Erik Valgaeren, Stibbe Lawyers, Brussels / Annelies Vandendriessche, University of Luxembourg / Dr. Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Institute for Information Law, Universiteit van Amsterdam

There will be drinks and a sandwich lunch offered in between panels. Therefore we need you to register.

More details on the programme, the panels and the panelists can be found on the attached pdf.

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