Academy of European Law (ERA)

Summer Course on European Data Protection Law

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.
Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Sep. 9-13, 2019
Trier , Germany

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)
Visit to the European Court of Justice
Participants in the summer course will have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg (General Court) with a hearing in French.

Alternatively participants can choose a visit to the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD) in Luxembourg. Participants can choose between a visit to the CJEU or CNPD. The number of places is limited for practical reasons. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, EU and national civil servants seeking an introduction to European data protection law.

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