CPDP 2019

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About CPDP Conferences

CPDP is a non-profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. The platform was joined in the following years by the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique and the Fraunhofer Institut für System und Innovationsforschung and has now grown into a platform carried by 20 academic centers of excellence from the EU, the US and beyond. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world in Brussels, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. This unique multidisciplinary formula has served to make CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world.


How the adequacy mechanism works:
Progress in the EU's governance of cross-border data flows?

Wednesday 30 January 2019, h 16.00, Area 42 Grand

Organised by University of Turin and Nexa Center for Internet & Society

Chair: Ugo Pagallo, Moderator: Bojana Bellamy.
Speakers: Ralf Sauer (European Commission), Fumio Shimpo (Keio University), Jos Dumortier (TimeLex), Kristina Irion (University of Amsterdam).

universitàfuturaThe GDPR’s modernised 'adequacy' test in Art. 45 has sparked a hot debate among scholars and policy makers. The European Commission's communication from 2016 ‘Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalised World’ has shed some light into the procedure of adequacy assessments. It is still far from clear whether Art. 45 effectively guarantees the rights of individuals, or whether the mechanism can be interpreted in such a way, that it becomes more efficient. Whilst the European Commission has recognised Japan as having an adequate level of protection subject to several important restrictions, we may wonder whether the first application of the new catalogue of requirements in the GDPR's Art. 45 can represent a model for other countries. This panel promises a topical discussion in light of the pending Court of Justice’s rulings and post-Brexit data flow arrangements.

• What are the implications of the adequacy finding in relation to Japan for other countries?
• Is the adequacy regime the bottleneck or the procedure?
• How can the EU adequacy mechanism become more efficient so as to protect individuals' rights and support the global flow of personal data?
• Given the turn-around, how can the Commission re-assess all existing adequacy findings in the four years after the GDPR enters into force?


For further information: https://www.cpdpconferences.org/