EU Privacy Intensive Day 2018

Intensive Day – Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

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 Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 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.

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.

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Room 302



Conference Materials

7:30am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Session 1
Room 302

GDPR State of Play

Effective from May 25, 2018, the GDPR is the most significant development in data protection rules in history. What is the state of play of the GDPR four months on from go-live? How have member states implemented the GDPR? What challenges have organizations faced post go-live?

10:15am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:00pm Session 2
Room 302

Overview of Regulators’ Guidelines

EU data protection authorities have issued numerous sets of guidelines to help organizations comply with the GDPR on topics such as consent, transparency, data protection officers, data portability and main establishment. In practical terms, what do organizations need to know from these guidelines and how can they help with GDPR compliance? How has the GDPR been enforced by regulators?

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Session 3
Room 302

Topical Issues on the GDPR and Beyond

The GDPR provides many topical issues for discussion. For example how will a balancing test on the legitimate interest be applied? What is the future of international data transfers pending proceedings in the European Courts? How has the extra-territorial scope of the GDPR been applied? Beyond the GDPR, what is the state of play on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation and with Brexit where it concerns data protection?

2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:30pm Session 4
Room 302

Data Protection Impact Assessment in Practice: An Interactive Exercise

Participants will pull together a DPIA based on the requirements of the GDPR and the guidelines issued by EU data protection authorities. How are the rights of individuals balanced against the interests of the data controller and what steps can be taken to mitigate the risk that certain processing operations could present?


The EU Privacy Intensive Day will be on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  The Privacy+Security Forum will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and Friday, October 5, 2018.  The fee for participating in the EU Privacy  Intensive Day is separate from the fee to participate in the Forum. You can register for the EU Privacy Intensive Day independently from the main Privacy+Security Forum. 

Intensive Day Admission 2018

Early Bird

on or before July 31, 2018

Full Price

on or after August 1, 2018

Intensive Day (price for each)



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