26 Feb

The GDPR and International Organisations: Issues of EU Law and Public International Law - ONLINE

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has implications for the work of international organisations, which raises fundamental questions about the relationship between EU law and public international law. Bringing together data protection experts and prominent experts from the worlds of both EU law and international law, this workshop will examine legal issues concerning the impact of the GDPR on international organisations.


This conference is co-organised by:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels Privacy Hub)
Maastricht University (European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity, Maastricht Centre for European Law)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Institute for European Law).

26 February 2021, 14.00 - 17.30 hrs CET

14.00 hrs  Opening session: A dialogue between EU law and international law

Welcome and brief introduction of the topic by Prof. Christopher Kuner and Prof. Herke Kranenborg
Opening remarks by Peter Hustinx, former European Data Protection Supervisor

14.30 hrs  Legal issues: what rules apply?
                 Moderator: Prof. Marise Cremona, European University Institute

Prof. Bruno de Witte, Maastricht University
Prof. Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki
Prof. Geert van Calster, K.U. Leuven
Prof. Gloria Gonzalez Fuster, VUB

16.00 hrs  Practical issues: the way forward
                 Moderator: Dr. Jörg Polakiewicz, Council of Europe

Anna Buchta, EDPS
Caroline Goemans-Dorny, INTERPOL
Bruno Gencarelli, European Commission (DG JUST)
Dr. Matthias Schmidl, Austrian DPA
Christina Vasala Kokkinaki, UN International Organization for Migration (IOM)

17.20 hrs  Closing remarks by Prof. Christopher Kuner and Prof. Herke Kranenborg

17.30 hrs  End of the programme

Discussions are subject to the Chatham House Rule and panellists speak in their personal capacity.

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