Roundtable: Almost three years of GDPR - what's new?

04 Mar 2021
11:00 - 13:00 CET
ONLINE (invitation only)

Roundtable: Almost three years of the GDPR – what’s new?

4 March 2021, 11:00 – 13:00 CET



Last year, DIGITALEUROPE published its Two years of GDPR report, which provided the digital industry’s perspective on the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) main achievements and remaining challenges.

One month after that report was published, the Schrems II ruling shed new light on a central chapter of the Regulation, that relating to data transfers. As a DIGITALEUROPE survey shows, that chapter alone concerns 90% of companies in Europe. In addition, new proposals in the context of the data strategy, artificial intelligence and the Digital Services Act all intersect with the GDPR. Last but not least, the Council’s recent agreement on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation opens the way for trialogue discussions that may reshape core GDPR principles.

In light of practical experience so far from implementing the GDPR, and considering these new developments, what should be Europe’s way forward in pursuing its twin objectives of protecting fundamental rights, while generating more innovation in the digital economy? How has industry’s and policy makers’ understanding of GDPR evolved?

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

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:

    • Axel Voss, Member of the European Parliament
    • João Ferreira Pinto, Attaché for Digital Affairs, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union
    • Ventsislav Karadjov, Deputy Chair, European Data Protection Board and Chairman, Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection
    • Anna Buchta, Head of Unit, Policy and Consultation, European Data Protection Supervisor
    • Karolina Mojzesowicz, Deputy Head of Unit, Data Protection, DG JUST, European Commission
    • Kalliopi Spyridaki, Chief Privacy Strategist, Europe & Asia Pacific, SAS
    • J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
    • Aline Blankertz, Project Director, Data Economy, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
    • Alberto Di Felice, Director for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, DIGITALEUROPE (moderator)
  • 12:15 - 12:45:

    Audience Q&A

  • 12:45 - 13:00:

    Closing remarks

This event is by invitation only and will be held under the Chatham House rule.

If you’d like to attend, please request your invitation by contacting Martin Bell at

For more information, please contact:
Alberto Di Felice
Policy and Legal Counsel
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