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Galexia Director Chris Connolly will be presenting at the 7th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference in Brussels on 1 December 2016. This event has become the principal annual data protection and privacy conference held in Brussels, gathering over 350 cross-sector delegates.

The 2016 conference will particularly focus on the implementation of the GDPR rules, on the implications of the Privacy Shield agreement and will discuss the e-Privacy directive review. It will provide an opportunity for both the policymakers and stakeholders involved in this area to engage in an interactive debate discussing issues related to the future of Data Protection and Privacy in Europe, and what the new framework will mean for the creation of a successful Digital Single Market.

Chris will be chairing a panel of global experts on:

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The New Data Protection and Privacy Framework - Facilitating international data flows

We live in increasingly networked societies, regardless of borders, where transfers of personal information between countries and markets plays a key role in the global economy. Therefore, the extent to which global data protection laws remain compatible with each other is crucial for data innovation, economical and societal benefits. This session will discuss the implications of the adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement earlier this year for global businesses, and will debate the future of the ‘Adequacy Principle’ for third countries looking to demonstrate to the EU that they have appropriate safeguards for data protection. This discussion will be held in the context of ongoing global trade negotiations and following the vote of the UK to leave the EU earlier this year. ?

  • Adina Valean, Vice-President, European Parliament
  • Steve Wood, Deputy UK Information Commissioner, UK Information Commissioner Office
  • Bruno Gencarelli, Head of Unit - Data Protection, European Commission - DG Justice
  • Joan Antokol, Managing Partner, Park Legal LLC
  • Shannon Coe, Head of international data transfers sector, Office of Digital Services, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Moderator: Chris Connolly, Director, Galexia

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More information about the conference is available at: <>

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