Learning To Live With Data Protection

Thursday, 25 October 2018

14:30 Welcome

Amardeo Sarma, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

14:35 Keynote:

The Surprises of the GDPR and the Lessons for the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

Paul Nemitz, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission

15:00 The Ups, Downs and Surprises Of GDPR So Far

Five months after GDPR came into force, this session reviews what’s been learnt so far and evaluates how all the stakeholders are faring. Despite the noise and speculation earlier this year and the tremors felt well beyond Europe, has corporate or civic awareness of the underpinning issues really changed?

Moderator: David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life

Jörg Hladjk, Jones Day

Georgios Kourogiorgas, Worldline Global - Merchant Services

Maarten Stultjens, iWelcome

15:50 Coffee

16:10 How Well Is GDPR Working?


This session questions whether European harmonization via the GDPR can be a driver rather than a barrier to business and thereby improve Europe’s progress to a Digital Single Market. The panelists will be asked to what extent and in which areas GDPR may become a benchmark for data protection regulation globally, and where it may conflict with existing and emerging global business practices, particularly in the context of applications, inter alia, based on new technologies.

Moderator: Wendy Grossman

Marc Sel, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Service

Finn Myrstad, Norwegian Consumer Council

Giles Watkins, International Association of Privacy Professionals

17:30 Concluding Remarks