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Data protection and transnational institutional collaboration in the post-Brexit era - 16 December 2021

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Join us at this workshop jointly organised by the University of Southampton, the UK-RoI Cross-Border Data Protection Network and the Centre of European Law, King’s College London.

In the political declaration about their future partnership, the EU and the UK agreed to make arrangements for appropriate cooperation between data protection regulators; yet, it is unclear if and how precisely this will materialise. Maintaining channels of inter-state cooperation contributes to regulatory alignment and the rapid and efficient response to common risks. Moreover, it encourages the exchange of best practices, and reduces the risk of conflicts. 

The session will explore legal and practical obstacles associated with maintaining a UK-EU cooperation at multiple levels of administrative and political hierarchy post-Brexit and identify ways to address them.

Welcome speech

  • Sir Francis Jacobs QC, former Advocate General at the European Court of Justice; President of the Centre of European Law, King’s College London 

High-level institutional panel

  • Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Peter Hustinx, Non-executive director, Information Commissioner’s Office; former European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Moderator: Takis Tridimas, Chair of EU Law, co-Director of the Centre of European Law, King’s College London

Academic panel

  • Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, Senior Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer at Immuta; Professor in Information Technology Law and Data Governance, University of Southampton
  • Lilian Mitrou, Professor of Information/Data Protection Law, University of the Aegean-Greece
  • Uta Kohl, Professor of Law, University of Southampton
  • Moderator: Napoleon Xanthoulis, Lecturer in Law, University of Southampton 


Date and time: 5pm - 7.15pm, Thursday 16 December

This is a virtual event. 

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Takis Tridimas

Takis Tridimas

Professor of European Law

Francis Jacobs

Francis Jacobs

Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Professor

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16 December 2021

Online event