‘One continent, one law’ is a motto that has been connected to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to emphasize its key role for overcoming the fragmentation of the European Union (EU) data protection landscape. Nevertheless, and despite the Regulation’s direct applicability across all EU Member States, a multitude of national laws already co-exist with its provisions, and a few more are expected. These national laws specify the GDPR rules, operationalize them, and potentially modulate them. They might, in some cases, also appear to contradict the GDPR, be in friction with other national approaches, and/or trigger questions about the exact applicable rules in certain scenarios.
The series of events “Specifying the GDPR: Member States perspectives” initiates an overview of national perspectives relevant for GDPR implementation. It focuses on discussing in an open way, based on expert academic input, the most salient features of Member States realities from an EU perspective.
The next event will review developments in Germany, while continuing a general discussion on how to apprehend national developments across Member States.
Time: 12:00 - 14:00 (lunch between 12.00 and 12.30 is included.
Venue: U-Residence, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussel (Access also via Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050 Brussels)
Registration: The event is free to attend, but due to limited capacity, registration is required. Registrations will open soon here!