EU Privacy Intensive Day 2016

Intensive Day – Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Intensive Days are all-day events that feature primarily small discussion groups among seasoned professionals. Intensive Days differ from workshops in that workshops are shorter and more introductory in nature.

Intensive Days are for seasoned professionals, and the discussion will be focused and advanced. Intensive Days are for deep dives into topics.

The EU Privacy and Security Intensive Day is a way to join your peers in a sophisticated series of discussions about cutting-edge issues involving privacy and security. There will be unparalleled interactivity. Most of the day will be spent in seminar-style discussion groups.

What is the Intensive Day?

It is a special all-day event — like a “seminar within a conference” — that will occur on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, the day prior to the Privacy+Security Forum. They feature small group discussions among seasoned professionals. The conversations will be focused and advanced, with unparalleled interactivity. Intensive Days differ from Workshops in that Workshops are shorter and more introductory in nature.

George Washington University Marvin Center
800 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052


Gilbert Francoise
Francoise Gilbert

Greenberg Traurig

Jan Dhont
Jan Dhont

Alston & Bird

John Bowman
John Bowman

Senior Principal


Our chairs for the EU Privacy and Security Intensive Day plan the event and determine the topics for discussion.

The specific topics and agenda for the day will be announced soon. 

Schedule EU Privacy Intensive Day

Breaks and lunches will be with everyone present on the pre-conference day, so if you have colleagues attending workshops or Intensive Days on other topics, you will have time to network with them.

Francoise Gilbert Biography
EU General Data Protection Regulation: What Impact for Businesses Established Outside the European Union
Improving Breach Notice Laws: Examining Text and Compliance Around the World
Global Protection of Trade Secrets: EU and U.S. Approaches
NIS Directive: a harmonised approach to cyber security

Conference Materials

7:30am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Session 1

The Rise of EU Data Protection and the GDPR – Challenges and Solutions

Moderated by Francoise Gilbert

What are the roots and background of European Data protection law? What are the most important substantive elements of EU data protection law? How does EU data protection law differ from U.S. privacy law?

What are the challenges raised by the GDPR and other EU privacy laws for U.S. companies engaged with consumers or B2B operations throughout the world?

How do different companies seek to meet their obligations under EU data protection law? What is the practical impact of this area of law for U.S. companies with international operations?

How onerous is the new EU data breach notification requirement?

Room 403

10:15am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:00pm Session 2

The Role of the Commission, EDPS, and Supervisory Authorities

Moderated by Jan Dhont

What roles do the Commission, EDPS, and Supervisory Authorities take under current EU law, and how will these roles change under the GDPR?

What are the most important sources of authority for the different EU data protection authorities?

With which of these entities, should U.S. companies be engaged, whether formally in informally?

How important will national data protection supervisory authorities be under the GDPR?

What continuing role will national data protection statutes have post-GDPR?

Room 403

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Session 3

Privacy and Other Mechanisms for Third Country Transfers

Moderated by John Bowman

What are the different mechanisms for transferring personal data from the EU to the U.S.?

What are the benefits and risks of using the Privacy Shield, Binding Corporate Rules and Model Contracts? Under what kind of circumstances is one method preferred to another?

What core best practices are emerging for companies that seek to transfer data from the EU to the U.S.?

Room 403

2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:30pm Session 4

Doing Business under the EU’s New Privacy Regime: An Interactive Exercise

Moderated by John Bowman, Jan Dhont, and Francoise Gilbert

The last roundtable of the day will explore advanced topics in EU privacy law and include an interactive exercise. It will look at different kinds of regulatory issues for business that arise under the EU privacy regime and discuss practical solutions. The interactive exercise will present a series of case studies involving knotty international data protection issues, which the moderators will present and resolve with the help of the roundtable participants.

Topics to be discussed include:

What are the most important steps for U.S. companies to take now to prepare for the GDPR?

What special problems are raised by health care data in the EU?

What is the EU’s concept of “special categories of data”?

When most a company in the EU carry out “data protection impact” assessments?

Room 403


The EU Privacy Intensive Day will be on Monday, October 24, 2016.  The Privacy+Security Forum will be on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  The fee for participating in the Health Privacy and Security Intensive Day is separate from the fee to participate in the Forum. You can register for the Health Privacy and Security Intensive Day independently from the main Privacy+Security Forum. Registration and fees are here.

Intensive Day Admission 2016

Genius Bird

before April 30, 2016

Early Bird

before August 30, 2016

Full Price

after August 30, 2016

Intensive Day (price for each)




Intensive Day (price for each – academic/NGO/gov’t)