6 July 2021

Cross-border Data Flows: Security and Privacy Issues Within The EU and Beyond

CyberSec4Europe in collaboration with Trust in Digital Life (TDL)


6 July 2021




Cross-border data flows refers to the transmission of information for online communication, tracking global supply chains, sharing research and providing cross-border services. In Europe, any transfer of personal data intended for processing after transfer to a third country are subject to the rules set out in the GDPR, notably the principles under Article 5 i.e., lawfulness, fairness, and transparency, purpose limitation, data minimisation, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality and accountability. Last year’s European Court of Justice decision, known as ‘Schrems II’, concluded that the US Privacy Shield no longer met the fundamental principles of data protection underlying the GDPR.

The evening’s panel explored the issues and concerns arising from this ruling, including the European Data Protection Board’s document on the transfer of personal data to support companies in managing relations with overseas suppliers and customers as well as the European Data Protection Supervisor’s strategic document to ensure transparent and compliant management of international data transfers by European organisations.

Keynote speakers

Wojciech Wiewiórowski

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) since December 2019. Adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk. He was among others adviser in the field of e-government and information society for the Minister of Interior and Administration, the Director of the Informatisation Department at the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He also represented Poland in committee on Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (the ISA Committee) assisting the European Commission. The Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish Data Protection Commissioner) 2010-2014 and the Vice Chair of the Working Party Art. 29 in 2014. In December 2014, he was appointed Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor. After the death of the Supervisor - Giovanni Buttarelli in August 2019 - he replaced Mr. Buttarelli as acting EDPS. His areas of scientific activity include first of all Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, and application of new IT tools (semantic web, legal ontologies, cloud, blockchain) in legal information processing.



18.00 Welcome:

  • Mark Weinmeister, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen
  • Amardeo Sarma, Chairman, Trust in Digital Life

18.10 Panel Discussion:

Cross Border Data Flows: Security and privacy issues within the EU and beyond

Keynote speaker:
  • Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
  • Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech European Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Laurent De Muyter, Partner, JonesDay
  • Romain Robert, Program Director, NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights
  • David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life Association
The Event:

The introductory slide presentation:


The welcome address from Mark Weinmeister:


Wojciech Wiewiórowski’s presentation:


The recording of the event itself: