GDPR: Next stop for the one-stop-shop?

05 Oct 2021
11:00-12:30 CET

GDPR: Next stop for the one-stop-shop?

5th October 2021, 11:00-12:30 CET


Re-watch the full event here

On 5 October, join us for a timely debate on one of the most discussed GDPR enforcement mechanisms: the One-Stop-Shop.

One of the core motivations behind the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been to ensure that all Member States are aligned to a common EU framework, for which consistent enforcement is of paramount importance.

GDPR enforcement is built around a one-stop-shop (OSS) mechanism that assigns the leadership of cross-border cases to the data protection authority (DPA) of a company’s main establishment. This mechanism allows companies to deal with one lead supervisory authority, as opposed to 27, strengthening the single market and avoiding conflicting decisions, while still putting in place rules for cooperation and consistency between authorities.

However, this mechanism has come under intense criticism from activists, lawmakers and regulators. For some it is not functioning as intended, or not as fast. Join us for this interactive discussion to find out how much of this criticism is fair, and how much of it is hype.

The event will be an interactive discussion, with brief introductory remarks from the invited speakers followed by a longer moderated session.

The audience will include MEPs, Council representatives, academics and DIGITALEUROPE members.


  • 11:00-11:10

    Welcome and introductory remarks: 

    • Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
  • 11:10-12:15

    Moderated panel discussion:

    • Renate Nikolay, Head of Cabinet of Vice President Věra Jourová
    • Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor
    • Ventsislav Karadjov, Chairman, Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection
    • Axel Voss, Member of the European Parliament
    • Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, BEUC
    • Gianclaudio Malgieri, Co-director, Brussels Privacy Hub
    • J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
    • Cecilia Alvarez, EMEA Privacy Policy Director, Facebook
    • Alberto di Felice, Director for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, DIGITALEUROPE (moderator)
  • 12:15-12:20

    Audience Q&A

  • 12:20-12:30

    Closing remarks

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