Meeting with Mr. Bruno GENCARELLI, Head of Unit for International Data Flows and Protection, European Commission


Host / Sponsor: ECC
Event Time: September 28 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Venue: Salcomp Office, Cheung Kong Centre 19th floor, 2 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong

Countdown to the General data Protection regulation in Europe and beyond

The final countdown to the application of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018 has started. This major legislative reform is aimed at harmonizing and simplifying privacy laws across Europe, while modernising data protection rights and obligations in light of the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy. It will also apply to business operators established abroad but offering goods or services in the EU. At the same time the EU has launched an ambitious strategy to promote converge in privacy standards at international level and facilitate data flows, with a particular focus on East and South-East Asia. When Hong Kong is hosting the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, this meeting offers a unique opportunity to be updated on these developments and discuss them with key experts from the European Commission.

Bruno Gencarellis – Profile

Mr. Gencarelli heads the International data flows and protection unit at the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers). He was in charge of the Commission’s work in the area of privacy in the decisive years of the legislative reform and the EU-US negotiations. In that capacity, he led the Commission’s delegation in the interinstitutional negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council that resulted in the adoption of the EU data protection reform (“General Regulation” and “Police Directive”). He was also one of the lead negotiators of the EU-US Privacy Shield and “Umbrella Agreement”. Mr. Gencarelli previously served as a member of the European Commission’s Legal Service and as an assistant (référendaire) to a judge at the European Court of Justice after having practiced law in the private sector. He holds degrees in law and political science, and teaches EU Competition Law at Sciences Po Paris. He is the author of numerous publications on EU law.

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