LSTS co-director, Prof. Dr. Gloria González Fuster will be speaking at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) public hearing on the “General Data Protection Regulation implementation, enforcement and lessons learned”, on 17 March 2022. The hearing will take place in Brussels and with remote participation.
The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) has proven to be a major breakthrough of the European legislation aimed at establishing a modern, robust and consistent data protection framework. While taking into account the IT developments, the explosion on new technologies, the globalisation of businesses, GDPR strengthens the individuals' right to personal data protection, reflecting the nature of data protection as a fundamental right in the European Union, in accordance with the Charter.
After almost four years of its application, the hearing aims at taking stock of the implementation and enforcement of GDPR, the challenges faced by different stakeholders in this regard and possible ways of improvement. The hearing is a follow up to the European Parliament Resolution of 25 March 2021 on the Commission evaluation report on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation two years after its application.
More information and the draft programme can be found here.