In 2023, 28 January is a Saturday. Consequently, Data Privacy Day will take place on Monday 30 January 2023, from 09.00 in Esch-Belval.

Data Privacy Day 2023 is organised as a hybrid event. You can attend the event live or remotely.

Conference sessions

08.30On-site registration
08.45Opening of the online event
‘State of data protection and a look into the future’
by Raoul Winkens, Data Protection Officer, Maastricht University
09.15International transfers in a research context: challenges & opportunities’
by Sandrine Munoz, Data Protection Officer, University of Luxembourg

Topic: The research has no border and involves transfer outside European Union & EEA for collaboration with multiple partners and use of platforms and services. After defining what are the criteria to determine a data transfer, the regulatory framework for data transfers will be outlined , including the situation in case of transfers to U.S. The appropriate safeguards in a context of research will be developed with the additional requirements from the EDPB and the derogations briefly presented.
09.45‘Towards a culture of privacy: awareness and training as key components’
by Roberta Oertel, Head of Awareness Department, National Commission for Data Protection (Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données – CNPD)

Topic: People need to understand why privacy matters and the concrete implications that violations of privacy can have on individuals, on the organizations, and on the workforce members involved in a violation. For this, awareness and trainings are key components towards the development of a culture of privacy.
10.15‘The protection of health data at a crossroads’
by Mickaël Tome, Attorney-at-law, Luxembourg & Paris Bars, Togouna & Tome Avocats

Topic: Legal Framework applicable to the processing of health data in Luxembourg (healthcare, research), Risks to the Rights and Freedoms of Individuals.
11.15‘International data transfers: new complications, thoughts and solutions’
by Renaud Le Squeren, Partner – Avocat à la cour at DSM Avocats à la Cour and Vice President at Association pour la Protection des Données au Luxembourg (APDL) 

Topic: Les Clauses Contractuelles Types (CCT), l’arrêt Schrems II, les dérogations de l’article 49 de la GDPR.
11.45‘Privacy by design. It’s designed that way. Thus the name’
by Steve Muller, Cybersecurity specialist, BEE SECURE 

Topic: Privacy by design means privacy is considered right from the start. But what does it look like in practice? How can I as an end-user be sure that my privacy is respected? And there are surely limits to that (spoiler: there are).
12.15‘The Data Governance Act and the GDPR’
by António Biason, Legal and Policy Officer, European Commission 
Topic: The session will be centered around the Data Governance Act (DGA). It will examine the DGA’s main pillars, next steps, and key interactions with the GDPR, with considerations for data protection experts and DPOs.

Exhibition (only for live participants)

In parallel to the conference, the event includes an exhibition area. This area can only be accessed by attendees physically joining the event.

  • BEE SECURE will be providing tips on how to use media and technologies in a safer and more responsible way.
  • APDL will be raising awareness of personal data protection.
  • The Digital Learning Hub will be presenting its activities with a special focus on its cybersecurity trainings.