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Pre-Conference Workshop - Preparing your organisation for the upcoming reform

Delegates at the pre-conference workshop In partnership with Van Bael & Bellis Workshop attendees

All delegates attending the main conference have the option to also participate at this interactive workshop on the afternoon of the 3rd December, co-ordinated by Van Bael & Bellis
This workshop aims to guide you through the main elements of the reform proposal for the General Data Protection Regulation and to explore how the new rules may impact on your organisation. The intensive half-day workshop will offer practical advice and valuable tips on how your business can adequately prepare itself for these sweeping changes.

The workshop will be co-ordinated by Monika Kuschewsky, Partner and Head of the European Data Protection Practice at Van Bael & Bellis

Workshop Agenda

12:00 – 12:30 Registration and light lunch

12:30 – 12:45 Introduction / Welcome – Course Overview

12:45 – 13:30 Session 1: Introduction & Discussion of reform process and general changes
In this session we will give you an update on the status of the reform process as well as discuss the changes of a more general nature that will affect your organisation’s data processing activities, as currently proposed in the draft Regulation.

-    New / updated definitions
-    Expanded territorial application of EU data protection law
-    “One-stop shop” principle
-    Increased powers for supervisory authorities
-    The European Data Protection Board

13:30 – 15:00 Session 2: New obligations for data controllers
In this session we will set out the new obligations for data controllers proposed in the draft Regulation and how your organisation can prepare for them efficiently. We will also examine how you will be affected by the changes to the existing registration system and the rules on international data transfers.

-    Principle of accountability (retention of extensive documentation, data protection impact assessment, etc.)
-    Mandatory data protection officers
-    Privacy by design and privacy by default
-    Mandatory data breach notification
-    The new registration requirements: prior consultation and prior authorisation
-    The new rules on international data transfers

15:00 - 15:15 Afternoon coffee break

15:15 - 16:45 Session 3: New requirements regarding data processors and new/reinforced rights for individuals
The draft Regulation extends some of the existing obligations for data controllers to data processors and introduces new obligations for data controllers in this regard. During this session we will spell out exactly what this means for controller-data processor relationships in the future, including in the context of outsourcing. We will also discuss the potential consequences of the proposed transparency obligation and the new/reinforced rights of individuals for your organisation.

-    Expanded obligations for data processors
-    New requirements regarding data processor agreements
-    Transparency principle and information obligations
-    New rights for individuals (right to be forgotten and to erasure, data portability, strengthened rights of remedy)
-    Consent

16:45 – 17:00 Wrap up & end of workshop


For more information, please contact Kirstie Fagan on +44 (0)2920 783 026 /

Please note: This workshop is optional to all delegates attending the main conference, but with numbers strictly limited and interest expected to be extremely high, we advise you to register soon to avoid disappointment.

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