WS 02 2019

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Consolidated programme 2019 overview

Title: GDPR Implementation – Blind spots, opportunities, and the way forward

Proposals assigned to this session: ID 10, 27, 38, 66, 70, 72, 79, 102, 107, 129, 145, 176, 179list of all proposals as pdf

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Session teaser

The General Data Protection Regulation is known around the world, but how effective has the regulation been? What’s been the impact on citizens in the European Union, neighboring countries, and around the world? This discussion-based workshop will bring stakeholders together to take stock on these and other issues one year after the GDPR came into force.

Session description

PART I: Application of GDPR to different technologies and communities


- Proposal 70 – Blockchain, Privacy, and GDPR - Coordination with the other Blockchain EuroDIG session to avoid overlap and build on their session


Proposal 129 – Application to non-resident communities Proposal 179 – measures to better protect children have resulted in fragmentation of legal bases for processing childrens’ data across Europe Just because GDPR grants these rights people might not be aware of them and hence have hard time in exercising them

PART II: Evaluating the Impact of GDPR

EU Countries

- Discussion question: To what extent do data protection laws protect us or do they rather fulfill social roles?

  • Lack of transparency/awareness around the obligations of GDPR
  • Proposal 66 – Right to informational self-determination and the GDPR
  • Proposal 107 – improving privacy resilience in information societies

- How do we measure impact?

  • Corporate side: human rights impact assessments, etc.
  • Government side: how are they evaluating impact?

Non-EU Countries

- After discussion on impact of GDPR in EU countries (see RDR’s results), focus on ripple effect for countries which are not necessarily covered by GDPR - Discussion on consequences of GDPR not only on EU countries but also other neighboring countries

  • Council of Europe Convention 108 and its relation to GDPR

  • Resulting imbalance between EU member states and CoE member states
  • Proposal 79 – Impact on trade and business partners in Africa and elsewhere

- Ranking Digital Rights: GDPR was a component of their latest report, could speak to areas where GDPR could be strengthened in terms of users rights + fragmentation of GDPR application (for example, Yandex in Russia)

Part III: New tools for protecting privacy and other rights


- Proposal 145 – EU ePrivacy Regulation - Idea about enhanced GDPR expert certification

  • Many people say they are GDPR experts and can help with the compliance but in reality this is not always the case
  • Would like to have a list of certified experts on GDPR, particularly in non-EU countries

Corporate Due Diligence Mechanisms

  • UNGPs, Human Rights Impact Assessments


Fishbowl: a moderated in-the-round style driven by substantial conversations and interactions between discussants.

Further reading


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Focal Point

  • Collin Kurre, Article 19

Organising Team (Org Team) List them here as they sign up.

  • Meri Baghdasaryan, YOUthDIG
  • Zoey Barthelemy
  • Raphael Beauregard-Lacroix
  • Amy Brouillette
  • Ayden Férdeline, Technology Policy Fellow, Mozilla
  • Matthias M. Hudobnik
  • Fotjon Kosta, Coordinator of Albania IGF
  • Kristina Olausson, ETNO - European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Oksana Prykhodko
  • Marina Shentsova, Independent researcher on digital rights protection
  • Bart van den Bergh
  • Michelle van Min
  • Veszna Wessenauer, Ranking Digital Rights

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