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GDPR at Year One

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.


GDPR at Year One

After a successful start, where do we go from here?


It’s been a year since the world’s most significant privacy law, Europe’s GDPR, went into force.

Politically, European authorities count it as a giant success, allowing them to position themselves as protecting Europeans’ privacy and setting a global standard to be followed. Consumers seem to love it. Companies, on the whole, seem able to live with it. On the other side of the Atlantic, the U.S. is beginning to wake up to the need to protect privacy in the online world. California has already passed what has been presented as a stronger version of Europe’s GDPR. A vigorous debate is taking place in Washington to draw up a Federal law.

Even so, the law has left many questions unanswered. Gaps in interpretation and implementation of data portability remain. How will the law adapt to the advent of Artificial Intelligence?  Why have so few enforcement actions been opened? When will codes of conduct by operationalized? Why have so few enforcement actions been opened? At this almost anniversary event, we will judge the successes and failures of the law – and attempt to provide preliminary answers to the many remaining questions it poses.

Registration & Coffee from 15.30 – Meeting from 16.00 to 18.00 – followed by a cocktail

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Speakers list
Claire Fernandez

European Digital Rights Network (EDRi)

Barbara Cosgrove

Chief Privacy Officer, Workday

Magdalena Goralczyk

Lead Privacy Counsel for Nokia

Paul Nemitz

Principal Adviser, DG JUST, European Commission