On 6 May 2014, the second workshop on “Challenges and barriers for cooperation and coordination between DPAs” took place as a side event to the 55th meeting of the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (IWGDPT), the so-called Berlin group (5-6 May 2014, Skopje). Members of the PHAEDRA consortium presented the results of the project so far, and representatives of Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) gave short presentations. The agenda is available here. A news video is available here.
On 9 May 2014, the PHAEDRA project published part 2 of the second deliverable, titled “Legal reflections for further improving cooperation between data protection authorities”. The report reflects on the instruments for cooperation between DPAs, the independence of DPAs and other possible elements that could improve current practices of cooperation between DPAs. It also provides lessons from legal areas other than data protection. The report was produced by Professor Dr. Paul De Hert and Gertjan Boulet, researchers from VUB-LSTS. The full report is available here.
On 18 June 2014, the third workshop on the “EU Data Protection Regulation and regional perspectives on improving international cooperation between DPAs, Privacy Commissioners (PCs) and Privacy Enforcement Authorities (PEAs)” will be organized during the open session of the 41st Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum, that will take place from 17-18 June 2014 in Seoul. Wojciech Rafał Wiewiórowski and Gertjan Boulet, members of the PHAEDRA consortium, will reflect on the EU Data Protection Reform, and present the results of the PHAEDRA project so far. Two speakers from outside Europe will present regional perspectives on the topic, reflecting on the current practices of interregional and international cooperation between DPAs, PCs and PEAs, more particularly in relation to identified legal, cultural, organizational, technical or other barriers and challenges, and giving perspectives about the adoption of a new EU Data Protection Regulation.