On May 6 and 7, Luxembourg’s experts in data protection converged at the national Chamber of Commerce to reflect on the state of “GDPR, one year on” at the Luxembourg Data Protection Days.

 

For those interested in deepening their knowledge and meeting other experts, the packed itinerary of speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities facilitated exactly that.

 

The specialized event let attendees dig beyond the surface to tackle controversial topics and niche issues. Networking discussions highlighted questions raised by current events, for example a judge’s recent decision to side with a laid-off employee exercising his GDPR rights.

 

The event’s 35 speakers included representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, the European Commission, the CNPD and the private sector.

 

Booth at the Luxembourg Data Protection Days

“What I particularly appreciated was having our regulator, the CNPD, present. They are very proactive and they came to the event really searching out contact with professionals,” explained Jeff Braun, Lawyer, Kaufhold & Reveillaud, Avocats. “We were able to speak with them directly.”

 

Since the regulators are the ones performing audits and ultimately determining compliance, understanding their requirements in terms of accountability and GDPR best practices is crucial.

 

“They have the right to audit randomly, so it’s important to understand what they expect,” he added. 

 

As the only mid-sized law firm with a booth, Kaufhold & Reveillaud, Avocats enjoyed connecting with data protection officers and diverse experts over the course of the two days.

 

Organized by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network and MGSI, the Data Protection Days third installment has continued to grow, with a 20% increase in attendance this year.