GDPR AND ANTITRUST – Interactive and case-based Conference

28 February 2018 @ 15:00 – 20:00 Europe/Bucharest Timezone
Cărturești Café Verona, Bucharest

On 28 February 2018, three of the very best GDPR and Antitrust experts come for the first time to Bucharest at the event organized by Raluca Nechimis Law Office and EMEA Conferences to discuss with you the practical implications of the GDPR.

The conference sheds light on the in-depth effects of GDPR upon the business activity. It underlines the way that compliance with GDPR must take into account potential liability under competition regulations.

Therefore, by attending the conference you will learn about the competition risks attached to the portability right and what to do to avoid such risks. Philipp Werner, Partner with Jones Day Brussels, will explain how GDPR and antitrust intersect.

You will also learn how to better face the challenges triggered by running a data inventory & data mapping or a data protection impact assessment within your company and what you must take into account. Sebastiaan Passtoors from Cranium has an extensive hands-on practice in advising companies what measures to undertake to be GDPR compliant and he will provide real examples and solutions to the problems corporations encounter when running a data inventory & data mapping or a data protection impact assessment.

Furthermore, you will get clarifications on the circumstances under which data processors risk being qualified as data controllers and what to do to avoid the risk. Further you will better understand the challenges for data processors under the GDPR and what to take into account when offering international cloud services. This will be shared with you by Dr. Jorg Hladjk, Of Counsel, Data privacy and Cybersecurity Practice with Jones Day Brussels, who will provide more insights into this by sharing concrete case-law.

In addition, you will learn from Oana Luisa Dumitru with ANSPDCP what criteria are to be taken into consideration when applying the fines and if the fines will be applied mandatorily for all breaches.

The conference will be held in English language on the beautiful premises of villa Sturza – Carturesti Verona, and will be followed by a wine and cheese tasting. The event starts at 3 PM.

The panel of speakers is composed of:

Philipp Werner is a competition partner in Jones Day Brussels Office, where he focuses on German and EU competition and State aid law. He advises clients on competition aspects of M&A transactions and represents clients in merger control procedures. His clients include companies in telecom, retail, consumer goods, chemical, infrastructure, and health care sectors.

Philipp has extensive State aid experience, in particular concerning privatization, restructuring, and investment aid. Prior to joining Jones Day, he advised the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on rescue and restructuring aid for shipyards and ensuing damages litigation. He also successfully defended Flughafen Dortmund and Flughafen Niederrhein in formal State aid investigations by the European Commission. The investigations were closed after seven years in 2014 and all charges against his clients were dropped. Philipp has been recognized by Global Competition Review as one of the world’s leading competition lawyers under the age of 40 (2012).

Jörg Hladjk’s practice focuses on European cybersecurity and data protection matters. He leads the Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice in Jones Day Brussels Office. He advises multinational clients across all industry sectors on a wide range of activities, including data protection audits, compliance strategies for international data transfers and their implementation, notification and approval procedures with national data protection authorities across the EU, data protection compliance programs and data security breaches. Jörg frequently manages and leads international compliance projects and coordinates advice across multiple jurisdictions. He has particular experience in implementing EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules. Jörg also undertakes privacy impact assessments for emerging technologies and implements appropriate compliance solutions. He regularly negotiates data processing agreements and has successfully represented clients in contentious data protection matters.

Sebastiaan Passtoors, Director International Development and CISO at Cranium, Belgium, is an experienced business manager and information security officer with years of experience in IT, Healthcare, Energy, Supply Chain, Consulting & Finance industries. He works for CRANIUM since 2016. CRANIUM’s expertise is in assisting organizations in implementing, maintaining and optimizing data privacy control and compliance measures commensurate with what is needed to support the business and making them resilient to information security attacks.

Oana Luisa Dumitru, Head of International Affairs Department National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing, has an extensive experience on data protection matters and has been involved in the discussions at EU level on the GDPR.

More information on the agenda, speakers, fees and registration at: https://emeaconferences.com/gdpr-and-antitrust/

BRCC members benefit of 10% discount in addition to the other applicable discounts.


15:00 – 15:30 – Registration

15:30-16:15 – Portability right and Antitrust. Q&A – Philipp Werner, Partner, Jones Day Brussels

16:15-16:45 – What is to be considered by the local DPA when applying the fines? Are the fines mandatory for all breaches? Q&A – Oana Luisa Dumitru, Head of International Affairs Department ANSPDCP

16:45-17:15 – Micro-advertising based on profiling. How to use legitimate interest legitimately to advertise. Q&A – Sebastiaan Passtoors, Director International Development, Cranium International Holding NV

17:15-17:30 – Coffee break

17:30-18:15 – Challenges for data processors under the GDPR. What are the main obligations? When do the data processors risk being qualified as data controllers? What to take into account when offering international cloud services? Q&A – Dr. Jörg Hladjk, Of Counsel, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice, Jones Day, Brussels

18:15-19:00 – Challenges triggered by running a data inventory and data mapping or a data protection impact assessment within your company. Real examples and solutions. Q&A – Sebastiaan Passtoors, Director International Development, Cranium International Holding NV

19:00-20:00 – Wine and cheese tasting