Enforcing Europe

09 June 2021

Webinar Series


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 6 - Law enforcement access to financial data – off the beaten track

In the sixth and final webinar of Series 1, we will speak about the law enforcement access to financial data and the related (and somewhat unknown) data protection intricacies. How long, and why, are our bank records retained? What kind of inferences can we make out of them? What is the difference between the Financial Intelligence Units and law enforcement authorities? Does the GDPR or the LED apply to them? How widely are our financial data being exchanged in EU and worldwide? What is the role of Europol in all that? And many, many other questions.


  • Juraj Sajfert (VUB/University of Luxembourg)


  • Chiara Bacci (European Commission, DG FISMA, Financial Crime)
  • Representative of a FIU (TBC)
  • Maxime Lassalle (postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law)
  • Mario Guglielmetti (European Data Protection Supervisor, Policy and Consultation Unit)

Date & Time: Wednesday 9 June 2021, 12:30 - 14.00 (Brussels time)

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

More information and Registration

Previous Webinars


Previous sessions in this series:

Webinar 5 - Fifth anniversary of the EU PNR Directive – la route vers la CJUE
Webinar 4 - EU legislation on e-evidence – what is inside the (Pandora’s) box?
Webinar 3 - How to exercise data subject rights under the Law Enforcement Directive (EU) 2016/680?
Webinar 2 - Does the EU need to urgently adopt the Interim Regulation on the processing of personal and other data for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse online?
Webinar 1 - The CJEU judgments in Privacy International and La Quadrature du Net and others - the return of the walking dead?