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2nd European Data Protection Law Summer School: The GDPR is Now

The Brussels Privacy Hub is proud to announce the 2nd European Data Protection Law Summer School, which will take place between 26 - 30 June 2017.

The Brussels Privacy Hub is proud to announce the 2nd European Data Protection Law Summer School, which will take place between 26 - 30 June 2017. Building on the success of the inaugural 2016 session, and under the title ‘The GDPR is Now’, the 2nd European Data Protection Law Summer School will equip participants to deal with the many challenges that lie ahead when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force in May 2018. This practical dimension will be combined with a more general exploration of the evolving global and European privacy landscape, with a particular emphasis on transatlantic issues, and current policy debates (including the ongoing review of the EU E-Privacy Directive).

The Brussels Privacy Hub’s European Data Protection Law Summer School has a marked multi-stakeholder character, and allows participants to network with the principal EU data protection institutions and actors in Brussels. Teaching staff will consist of leading academics in EU data protection law, public and private legal practitioners, and representatives of key EU institutions.


Participants in the European Data Protection Law Summer School:

  • acquired solid knowledge of the EU data protection landscape, and in particular EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other key EU data protection legal instruments, covering key issues such as:
    • obligations of data controllers and data processors (including accountability) 
    • data subject rights,
    • data protection and privacy impact assessments (DPIAs),
    • data breach notifications,
    • Data Protection Officers (DPOs),
    • the role of Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB);
  • understand the legal challenges of privacy from a European perspective, with special focus on transatlantic discussions;
  • gained first hand insights into the functioning of EU-level privacy and personal data protection law.

Confirmed lecturers:

  • Cecilia Alvarez (Pfizer)
  • Cedric Burton (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)
  • Christopher Docksey (EDPS)
  • Paul de Hert (Brussels Privacy Hub/LSTS/VUB)
  • Gloria González Fuster (LSTS/VUB)
  • Graham Greenleaf (UNSW) 
  • Hielke Hijmans (VUB/EDPS) 
  • Meg Leta Jones (Georgetown University)
  • Christopher Kuner (Brussels Privacy Hub/VUB)
  • Caroline Louveaux (Mastercard) 
  • Massimo Marelli (International Committee of the Red Cross Data Protetion Office)
  • Paul Nemitz (European Commission)
  • Juraj Sajfert (European Commission)
  • Heidi Waem (NautaDutilh)

Date: 26-30 June 2017

Location: Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Pleinlaan 5, B-1050, Brussels.

Language: English.

Target audience: The summer school is aimed at legal practitioners, public and private sector data protection professionals - including compliance officers, data protection officers, data policy officers - civil society professionals, early career academic researchers, and others who work in the areas of privacy and data protection law. Prior familiarity with the field is required.

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance indicating that they have attended the full programme.


26 Jun 2017 @ 12:00 am

30 Jun 2017 @ 12:01 am

Duration: 4 days


Institute of European Studies

5 Boulevard de la Plaine

1050 Ixelles


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Brussels Privacy Hub

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