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1st European Data Protection Law Summer School: Getting to grips with the GDPR

Monday, 4 July, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 8 July, 2016 - 16:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Recht en Criminologie
Institute for European Studies
Strasbourg Room
Brussels Privacy Hub
Summer School

The Brussels Privacy Hub is organising the 1st European Data Protection Law Summer School, an innovative course onprivacy and personal data protection law at the heart of Europe. The programme will explore privacy legal and institutional challenges in the European Union, and provide participants with in-depth examination of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other EU data protection instruments - as well as global and, more specifically, transatlantic issues. With a clear multi-stakeholder dimension, it will introduce them to the multiple professional perspectives, human rights requirements and social aspects of EU-level privacy and data protection policy.  The course, will promote networking and provide participants with the opportunity to engage with the principal EU data protection institutions and actors. Teaching staff will consist of leading academics in European data protection law, public and private legal practitioners and policy makers from European institutions such as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).

Goals: Participants in the European Data Protection Law Summer School will:

  • acquire solid knowledge of the European data protection landscape, and in particular General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other key EU data protection legal instruments, covering key issues such as:
    • extraterritorial scope of the law
    • accountability,
    • data protection and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs),
    • the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO),
    • future challenges for Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) and the European data protection board;
  • understand the legal challenges of privacy from a European perspective, with special focus on transatlantic discussions;
  • gain first hand insights on the functioning of EU-level privacy and personal data protection law.  

Full details of the summer school programme and faculty will be available in due course. 

Dates: 4-8 July 2016

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. 

Registration: Participants can register for the course by completing the Registration Form.

NB: The number of places is limited to 25 places.
Registration fees are:

  Early bird Standard
Professionals 1000  1250 
Early career academic researchers  900  1150 
Civil society  800  1050 

The deadlines for registration are as follows:

  • Early bird registration: 31 May 2016. 
  • Standard registration:  17 June 2016.

Accommodation: The registration fee does not include accommodation.

Information about accommodation is provided below: 

Summer school organisers:

  • Professor Christopher Kuner, Summer School Co-Director
  • Professor Paul de Hert, Summer School Co-Director
  • Professor Gloria González Fuster, Programme Co-ordinator 
  • Amy Weatherburn, Summer School Assistant

Further information

Amy Weatherburn 
Brussels Privacy Hub, Law Science and Technology, 
Building B, 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel 
Pleinlaan 2 
B-1050 Brussels 
E: amy.weatherburn@vub.ac.be
W: www.brusselsprivacyhub.org

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