Enforcing Europe

19 November 2020

Online Event


Privacy Laws & Business is pleased to be a Media Partner for Brussels Privacy Hub's webinar series Enforcing Europe

Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union enumerates the values the European house is founded upon. Some of those values, like democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights are reflected in principles such as the equality of Union citizens, the Union citizenship, or the binding effect of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. These principles and rights are then further developed in Union's secondary law, such as the General Data Protection Regulation.

However, without proper enforcement, EU law risks becoming a dead letter. When the foundations are weakened, the entire building becomes shaky. This webinar series will, therefore, be interested in how does (or does not) the EU protect its foundations and make sure that the values, principles, and rules of primary law are respected and enforced in the secondary law and in the Member States.

Webinar 1 - The CJEU judgments in Privacy International and La Quadrature du Net and others - the return of the walking dead?

Hosted in cooperation with the Faculty of Law, Antwerp University.

The first webinar will discuss the judgements rendered by the CJEU on data interception/retention matters in relation to Case C-623/17, Privacy International, and to Joined Cases C-511/18, La Quadrature du Net and Others, C-512/18, French Data Network and Others, and C-520/18, Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone and Others (referred to as La Quadrature du Net and Others)


  • Juraj Sajfert (VUB/University of Luxembourg)
  • Catherine Van de Heyning (Antwerp University)
  • Christian Viese Svanberg (data protection officer of the Danish Police)

Time: 12:30 - 14:00 (Brussels time)

Registration: The event is free to attend but registration is required.

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