October 27th Event: EU Law, Institutions and Policymaking

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FPF and Goethe-Institut are pleased to present an intensive education program titled:

Understanding EU Law, Institutions and Policymaking:
An Advanced Legal Colloquium for Privacy Leaders
Special Focus: Germany, France and Benelux

The goal of this program is to provide privacy experts with a deeper understanding of the broader legal environment in Europe. Who can bring an action, which courts are involved, how do the various national and Europe wide systems interact? We will seek to understand the issues and challenges of privacy law in the EU context. The program will not focus on the specifics of the GDPR, but rather the broader context of EU law, politics and policy that will help privacy and policy leaders of US multi-nationals better understand our partners across the Atlantic.

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To view written materials for each session, click here: Materials

Agenda


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 – 9:05 a.m.

Welcome

  • Sylvia Blume, Cultural Programs Curator, Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum

9:05 – 10:00 a.m.

Session 1: European Law and Institutions

The structure, relationships, jurisprudence, role and jurisdiction of  European institutions vs member states.

Professor Nico van Eijk, University of Amsterdam


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Session 2: Political Decision Making

The role of civil society, political parties and civil movements, lobbying and issue advocacy in the political decision making process.

Andrea Glorioso, Counselor (ICT & Digital Economy), Delegation of the European Union to the USA


11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break


11:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Session 3: The Benelux Region

A discussion on legal institutions and political culture

Professor Nico van Eijk, University of Amsterdam


12:00 – 12:10 p.m.

Highlight: Focus on Spain, Catalonia and Basque Country

Understanding Courts and Data protection enforcement within Spain

Laura Vivet, Collaborator Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona


12:10 – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 4: Focus on France and Germany

Understanding Courts, Policy and Legal Culture

  • Professor Vivian Grosswald Curran, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Professor Russell Miller, Washington and Lee University School of Law

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Session 5: Focus on Germany

Data Protection Enforcement within the German Legal System

Felix Wittern, Fieldfisher, Silicon Valley Office


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 6: Path to the Future

Recent cases in the European Courts and liability and appeals under the GDPR

Moderator: Omer Tene, Senior Fellow, Future of Privacy Forum

  • Gabriela Zanfir, PhD, EU Data Protection Supervisor 2014-2016
  • Bilyana Petkova, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Information Law Institute, New York University