Jan Dhont, John Bowman

Jan Dhont, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Brussels)
John Bowman, Senior Principal, Promontory

Session A – 09:00am – 10:15am
GDPR:  Where are we now?
The impact of the GDPR continues to reverberate across the globe 18 months after it went live. This session will bring you up to date on recent developments. Topics covered will be:

  • Regulator guidelines
  • Member state laws
  • Implementation in practice
  • Enforcement

Session B – 10:45am – 12:00pm
GDPR:  What is happening across EU and across Borders
This second session will remain focused on GDPR and will take into account rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union and their impact on the free flow of personal data across borders. The latest updates will also be provided on Brexit and the influence of GDPR on the global privacy frameworks. Topics covered in this session will be:

  • Cross-border transfers
  • CJEU Rulings
  • Brexit
  • Influence on global laws

Session C – 1:30pm – 2:45 pm
New Issues for 2020 and Beyond
Outside of GDPR, the EU is developing a new ePrivacy Regulation while the Council of Europe’s Convention 108 has been subject to its first comprehensive overhaul since 1981. Additionally data ethics and AI are now attracting the interest of regulators and legislators. Topics covered in this session will be:

  • ePrivacy Regulation
  • Convention 108+
  • Data Ethics
  • AI in the EU

Session D – 3:15pm – 04:30pm
Practical exercises
The intensive day will close with practical exercises based on a case study and covering two of the more important practical elements that organisations need to deal with as part of their GDPR obligations:

  • Legitimate interest test
  • Data protection impact assessments


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Jan Dhont

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

John Bowman
John Bowman

Senior Principal