International Data Protection Day

Data Privacy Day 2023

On 30 January 2023, the CNPD will participate in the “Data Privacy Day” conference organised by the Restena Foundation and the University of Luxembourg as part of the Interntional Data Protection Day. 

Roberta Oertel, head of CNPD’s awareness department, will give a presentation entitled ‘Towards a culture of privacy: awareness and training as key components’

Data Privacy Day is an annual event for individuals interested in data protection and privacy. It is organised as a hybrid event. You can attend the event live or remotely.


08.30 On-site registration
08.45 Opening of the online event
‘State of data protection and a look into the future’
by Raoul Winkens, Data Protection Officer, Maastricht University
09.15 International 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.
10.45 Break
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 Session by the European Commission
12.45 End

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