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Thursday, May 17 • 12:00 - 13:15
10 days before the EU GDPR becomes applicable: are you ready?

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On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation will become applicable. This
law sets new rules and obligations for companies collecting, using, selling, sharing and storing personal information from people leaving in the European Union. Almost 7 years after the launch of the negotiations on this law, several questions remains: are companies ready to comply with it? Are users aware of their rights and how to exercise it? How did EU state implement the law? Are data protection authorities ready and equipped to enforce the rules?
This session will explore these issues in a dynamic format where the audience will be presented the reform and hear from a company, DPA and civil society about the opportunities and challenges brought by this law.

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Estelle Masse

Senior Policy Analyst, Access Now
Data protection, GDPR, Privacy, Net Neutrality

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Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Distinguished Expert-in-Residence - Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University
Lead-In Video - Panel 2 - Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business DecisionsDr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts.Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she... Read More →

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

Chair, CNIL (French Data Protection Authority)
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Joe McNamee

Executive Director, European Digital Rights

Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00 - 13:15 EDT