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Specifying the GDPR on Germany

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‘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” aims at offering 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.

  • Gloria González Fuster (Research Professor at VUB) Chair
  • Orla Lynskey (Associate Professor of Law at London School of Economics, General rapporteur on Data Protection at the FIDE 2020 Congress) 

  • Andreas Wiebe (Professor at Georg-August-University of Göttingen)

For further resources related to this event, please visit the Specifying the GDPR Resources Page.

For more information on the event series, see here. For registration, see here.