A new era for data protection and e-privacy? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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A new era for data protection and e-privacy? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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On 25 May, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation enters into force. The regulation has been described as the most revolutionary change in data protection regulations in 20 years. Join us in discussing the GDPR’s implications for unlocking Europe’s digital economy with European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli.

The event is part of our What the Chiefs Say series. This exclusive series of events brings together small groups of our senior-level members to discuss topical issues with a key decision-maker. These roundtable conversations will feature influential figures from international institutions, parliaments, governments, business, NGOs and the media. In each 60-minute session, members will have a chance to put their questions to those who call the shots. The events are insightful and interactive, tackling the burning issues of the day.

Participation is by invitation only.


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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force on the 25 May 2018. The GDPR has been described as the most important change to data privacy regulations in 20 years, but does it boost or hinder Europe’s ability to fully embrace the potential of a digital economy?

Our ‘What the Chiefs Say’ debate with Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, offers our members insight into these questions, and the opportunity to better assess the effects of the EU’s new regulatory standards, not only for businesses and organisations in the EU but also around the world. Where does the GDPR put Europe in the global race for a digital economy?

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Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

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Dharmendra Kanani

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Spokesperson of Friends of Europe

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Giovanni Buttarelli
Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

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Giovanni Buttarelli is the current European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority whose primary objective is to ensure that European institutions and bodies respect the right to privacy and data protection when they process personal data and develop new policies. He was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council on 4 December 2014 for a term of five years, and he previously served as Assistant EDPS. Before joining the EDPS, he was Secretary General at the Italian Data Protection Authority as Cassation judge. He has extensive experience on data protection and related issues at both national and international level.

Dharmendra Kanani
Dharmendra Kanani

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Spokesperson of Friends of Europe

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Prior to joining Friends of Europe, Dharmendra Kanani was director of policy at the European Foundation Centre (EFC). He was the England director at the Big Lottery Fund, the largest independent funder in the UK and fourth largest in the world. Dharmendra has held senior positions in the public and voluntary sector and advisor to numerous ministerial policy initiatives across the UK.

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