23 January 2018


Cross-border data transfers: Effective protection and government access, in particular in the transatlantic context.

Organised by Brussels Privacy Hub and Privacy Salon

The Brussels Privacy Hub and the Privacy Salon will be hosting an exclusive launch event for the 11th edition of CPDP  on 23 January 2018. This year's launch will be an Evening Roundtable on "Cross-border Data Transfers" starting at 18.00, which will be followed by a cocktail.


The EU data protection regime claims that cross-border data transfers should not prejudice the level of protection individuals are entitled to. However, enforcing this claim in a cross-border context is not evident, especially since the EU data protection rules should also give effective remedies against governments of third countries, where EU jurisdiction is only indirect. This problem is widely recognised and in the last years the CJEU has set high standards in Schrems I, C-362/14 and Opinion 1/15 PNR Canada. The roundtable will address the latest developments and relevant court cases and discuss the contributions of the various actors, including Privacy Advocates, Data Protection Authorities, Companies and Governments.



Max Schrems, noyb.

Renate Nikolay, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Vĕra Jourová, DG JUST, European Commission

Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)



Omer Tene (IAPP)




Time: 18.00 followed by reception

Location: La Cave, Les Halles, Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Schaerbeek

Registration:  The event is free to attend, but due to limited capacity, pre-registration is required.

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