Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (VUB-LSTS), Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP (TRI), Generalny Inspektor Ochrony Danych Osobowych (GIODO) and Universitat Jaume I (UJI) are currently conducting research on improving cooperation and coordination between data protection authorities (DPAs). Our project, undertaken in the framework of the action grants of the EU’s Fundamental Rights & Citizenship Programme, is called PHAEDRA: Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion betweEn Data PRotection Authorities.
Among the most important elements of our project are three workshops for DPAs, desirably one in Latin America, one in Europe and one in the Asia-Pacific region. The goal of these workshops is to provide a briefing on the project deliverables and their key findings, seek feedback on work and discuss with DPAs how the Phaedra project could reinforce their efforts.
The first workshop will place in Warsaw, Poland on 24 September 2013, from 14:00 till 17:00, and will be organized as a side event to the 35th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), hosted by GIODO and that will take place from 23 to 26 September 2013. The first workshop will be devoted to discussing the challenges and barriers for international cooperation and coordination between DPAs. The invited speakers will discuss, among others, the impact of the data protection reform on the cooperation between DPAs, the role of Convention 108 in international cooperation, the challenges for cooperation with non-European privacy enforcement authorities (PEAs) and cooperation beyond DPAs.