Date & Time Session 1

28 October 2020


14.00 - UK / 15.00 - CET 

Convergence and conflicts with other laws

Dirk Hensel, Head of Communications & Executive Office, Federal Commissioner for Data Protection
Dr. Lars Lensdorf, Partner, Covington & Burling, Frankfurt

  • Privacy law, competition law, unfair competition law and marketing law
  • Lessons learned from the Facebook decision by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office
  • Draft of the new German Act against Restraints of Competition, digitalization and personal data


Date & Time Session 2

4 November 2020


14.00 - UK / 15.00 - CET 

International Transfers

Alexander Filip, Head of Department, Bavarian Data Protection Authority
Dr. Moritz Hüsch, Partner, Covington & Burling, Frankfurt

  • Validity of Standard Contractual Clauses - current status of any data protection related cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union and potential planned updates of the clauses at the time of the conference
  • The Use of Standard Contractual Clauses in practice - challenges and pragmatic solutions
  • Overreach of US and other non-EU authorities in accessing personal data originating in the EU for conducting investigations
  • Data transfers and Brexit


Date & Time Session 3

11 November 2020


14.00 - UK / 15.00 - CET 

Joint controllers: Status and developments

Kristin Benedikt, Judge, Administrative Court, Regensburg, Bavaria
Dan Cooper, Partner, Covington & Burling, London

  • Legal basis for joint controllers – lessons learned from the Jehovah's Witnesses, Fashion-ID and Facebook cases
  • Typical issues - practical experience
  • How to draft an agreement according to Art. 26 GDPR


Date & Time Session 4

18 November 2020


14.00 - UK / 15.00 - CET 

Privacy and labor law: A complex interaction

Dr. Lars Lensdorf, Partners, Covington & Burling, Frankfurt
Additional speaker TBC

  • The role of works councils in using access on employment issues
  • Right of access: A tool of pre-trial discovery?
  • Scope of the access right and management of requests
  • Obligation to provide copies to fulfil requests
  • Recent court decisions and their consequences


Date & Time Session 5

25 November 2020


14.00 - UK / 15.00 - CET 

Enforcement trends by German regulators and damage claims

Benjamin Bäßler, Head of the Department for Fines, LfDI Baden-Württemberg
Steffen Weiß, Head of International Affairs, German Association for Data Protection and Data Security
Dan Cooper, Partner, Covington & Burling, London
Dr. Moritz Hüsch, Partner, Covington & Burling, Frankfurt

  • New calculation model developed by the German regulators.
  • Development of fines together with other enforcement techniques
  • Fines recently imposed by different Land (state) Data Protection Authorities
  • Fines recently imposed by other European regulators
  • Calculation of data subjects’ damage claims