Programme

 

Time Session

09.00

Registration and breakfast

09.30

Welcome & Introduction

Dan Cooper, Partner, Covington & Burling, London
Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business

09.45

Convergence and conflicts with other laws

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

  • 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

10.15

Questions and Answers

10.30

Joint controllers: Status and developments

Dan Cooper, Partner, Covington & Burling, London
Alexander Filip, Head of Department, Bavarian Data Protection Authority

  • 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

11.00

Questions and Answers

11.15

Coffee

11.30

International Transfers

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

  • 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

12.00

Questions and Answers

12.15

Right of access: A tool of pre-trial discovery?

Dr. Lars Lensdorf, Partners, Covington & Burling, Frankfurt
Alexander Filip, Head of Department, Bavarian Data Protection Authority

  • Scope of the access right and management of requests
  • Obligation to provide of copies in fulfilment of requests
  • Recent court decisions in this respect and their consequences

12.45

Questions and Answers

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Enforcement trends by German regulators and damage claims

Dr. Moritz Hüsch, Partner, Covington & Burling, Frankfurt
Dan Cooper, Partner, Covington & Burling, London

  • Fines recently imposed by different Land (state) Data Protection Authorities
  • Fines recently imposed by other European regulators
  • Calculation of data subjects’ damage claims

Alexander Filip, Head of Department, Bavarian Data Protection Authority

  • New calculation model developed by the German regulators. Examples
    Development of fines together with other enforcement techniques

14.45

Questions and Answers

15.00

Roundtable

A confidential exchange of experience and discussion with the speakers and other participants. 

Please note: the Roundtable is optional and no additional cost, but places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

16.00

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