Internet Society Webinar: GDPR: Novelties, Challenges and Opportunities

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Join us online for a live panel discussion and Q&A at the Internet Society Webinar on the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is going to enter into force on 25 May 2018 will bring fundamental changes to the Privacy and Data Protection scene on a global level. GDPR aims to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower data privacy of EU citizens and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

GDPR brings many novelties on consent requirements, right to access, data portability, transfer of data to third countries, mandatory breach notifications, privacy by design and the right to be forgotten, along with heavy fines for non-compliance and extraterritorial applicability to all data processors and controllers processing personal data of data subjects residing in the EU, regardless of the location of the company processing the data and whether the processing takes place in the EU or not.

The expected global impact of GDPR has triggered a worldwide discussion and many organizations both within and outside the EU are currently busy getting ready for 25 May, to make sure they are in compliance with the GDPR, while there is still an ongoing debate on many provisions.

We are organizing a Webinar for all Internet Society members around the globe, to discuss this important and widely popular topic on 22 February with our panel of experts. The 90-minute webinar will start with speaker presentations, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, for our community to have a better understanding of the big picture when it comes to GDPR, its global impact, novelties, challenges and opportunities.”


  • Bojana Bellamy, President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership
  • Prof. Joe Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Olivier Iteanu, Founder and Managing Partner, Iteanu Avocats
  • Nevena Ruzic, Assistant Secretary General at Information Commissioner Serbia

Moderator: Ceren Unal, Internet Society European Regional Bureau

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13:00 – 14:30 UTC

Thursday 22 February 2018

Join the conversation with Internet Society members around the world