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Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs





The Implementation of the Data Protection Package

At the eve of its application

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 9:00 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 17.30


Room: József Antall (JAN) 2Q2


Background Information

On 27 April 2016, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) and Directive (EU) 2016/680 (Data Protection Directive for law enforcement purposes).


These two instruments have achieved a major breakthrough of the European data protection legal framework in order to establish a modern, robust and consistent legal framework. The new data protection package bring this legal framework into line with the Lisbon Treaty and modernise it to take account of IT developments, the explosion on new technologies and globalisation and challenges posed by terrorism and crime. The new Union data protection laws establish a modern, strong and consistent legislative framework across Union policies, which strengthen the protection of the individuals’ right to personal data protection, reflecting the nature of data protection as a fundamental right in the European Union.


On one side, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a single set of rules for a uniform application of the rules for all citizens and businesses, leading to a harmonised level playing field and uniform protection of individuals and on the other side, the “law enforcement Directive” establishes a harmonised framework for the processing of personal data for law enforcement activities, both domestic level or in case of exchanges between the law enforcement authorities of the Member States replacing the different legal regimes existing before the Lisbon Treaty. Processing of personal data for purposes other than law enforcement is subject to the GDPR.


These instruments shall be applicable as of 25 May 2018, after a two years period given to the Member States to implement these instruments into national law and adapt their national legislation to the new legal framework.


The Inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting intends to take stock of views of national parliaments and stakeholders on different issues posed by the new data protection framework at the eve of its application.


National Parliaments are being deeply involved over these two years in the adoption of the national legislation implementing the data protection package. Because of their crucial role in this process, they are in a unique position to share their views and experience on the implementation of the data protection package.


The meeting is structured around four main sessions addressing them, namely, the institutional aspects, the impact on the private sector, including SMEs; technological innovation and the impact of the GDPR and last, the implementation of the “law enforcement Directive”.

Order of business

9h00 - 9h10   Opening remarks by Claude MORAES, Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament

9h10 - 9h15  Introductory remarks by the rapporteur of the General Data Protection Regulation, Jan Philipp Albrecht (Greens/EFA)


The Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation

– Institutional aspects –

Chaired by Claude MORAES, LIBE Committee Chair

9h15 – 10h45

9h15 - 9h25  Ms Andrea Jelinek, Head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority and Chair of the Article 29 Working Party

9h25 - 9h35  Ms Katarzyna Szymielewicwz, Panoptykon Foundation and vice-president of EDRi

9h35 - 9h45  Ms Christine Hennion, Member of the French Parliament

9h45 - 10h45  Debate with representatives of National Parliaments and European Parliament


The Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation

– Impact on the Private Sector including SMEs –

Chaired by Claude MORAES, LIBE Committee Chair

10h45 – 12h30


10h45 - 10h55  Mr Judicaël Phan, Associate General Counsel – Global DPO, Ubisoft

10h55 - 11h05  Mr Luc Hendrickx, Director for Enterprise Policy and External Affairs (UEAPME)

11h05 - 11h15  Ms Pascale Gelly, Group Data Protection Officer , Finance, Control-Legal Affairs, Schneider Electric

11h15 - 12h15  Debate with representatives of National Parliaments and European Parliament

12h30 - 14h00  Lunch break





The GDPR and technological innovation

Chaired by Claude MORAES, LIBE Committee Chair

14h00 – 15h30


14h00 - 14h10  Mr Eric Léandri, Chairman and Co-founder of QWANT

14h10 - 14h20  Ms Ninja Marnau, Saarland University, expert in IT development

14h20 - 14h30  Mr Paul Breitbarth, Director at Nymity

14h30 - 15h30  Debate with representatives of National Parliaments and European Parliament



The Implementation of the Police Data Protection Directive

Chaired by Claude MORAES, LIBE Committee Chair

15.30 - 17.00

15h30 - 15h40  Mr Christian Wiese Svanberg, Chief Privacy Officer & Head of Data Protection Unit at Danish National Police

15h40 - 15h50  Mr Olivier Micol, Head of Data Protection Unit, DG Justice, European Commission

15h50 - 16h00  Ms Maja Smoltczyk, Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

16h00 - 17h00  Debate with representatives of National Parliaments and European Parliament


Chaired by Claude MORAES, LIBE Committee Chair

17h00 – 17h15


17h00 - 17h10  Closing remarks by Artemi RALLO LOMBARTE, Member of the Spanish Parliament

17h10 - 17h15  Closing remarks by Claude MORAES, LIBE Committee Chair



During the discussion, so as to make it possible for the highest number of parliamentarians to intervene, speaking time of speakers will be limited to ten minutes and speaking time of other participants to two minutes per contribution or question.

Speakers wishing to supplement their speeches may do so in writing by submitting a document (preferably in English or French) in advance to the secretariat (email: libe-secretariat@europarl.europa.eu ). These documents will be circulated during the meeting.

Meeting documents will be progressively added to the Events section of the LIBE Committee page: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/libe/events-nationalparl.html and to the WebNP event webpage:http://www.europarl.europa.eu/relnatparl/en/meetings.html


LIBE Committee pages:



José Manuel De Frutos Gomez


Office: SQM 08 Y 037

Phone: +32(2)28 46733


Catherine Berniquet


Office: SQM 08 Y 048

Phone: +32(2)28 32609


Michael Vanfleteren


Office: SQM 08 Y 038

Phone: +32(0)2 28 33043


Maria del Pilar Alvarez Alvarez


Office: SQM 08 Y 054

Phone: +32(2)28 42483


Monika Moens De Fernig


Office: WIE 05U022

Phone: +32(2)28 32364


Sara Irons


Office: WIE 05U018

Phone: +32(2)28 31190

Email: sara.irons@ep.europa.eu


Last updated: 14 May 2018Legal notice