Supervisory authorities are preparing companies and authorities for GDPR

The BvD and the supervisory authority extend an invitation to a discussion on “Commerce meets Supervision”

Companies and authorities will be facing major challenges when the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force on 25 May 2018. The Association of Data Protection Officers of Germany (BvD) and the Baden-Württemberg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Dr. Stefan Brink, are therefore inviting commerce, management and authorities as well as company data protection officers to the “Commerce meets Supervision” conference in Stuttgart, on 26 and 27 October 2017, in order to jointly deliberate on the next steps to take. How companies and authorities should prepare for this in an effective and legally compliant way and avoid errors when applying the GDPR will also be discussed.

Through intensive interaction with Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate supervisory authorities, participating companies, authorities and data protection officers will be offered guidance, recommended measures and models for optimal GDPR compliant positioning. Lawyers will furthermore discuss major pitfalls companies may face, such as the issue of consent. Representatives of supervisory authorities in Liechtenstein and Switzerland are also expected to participate as speakers.

“The programme will be addressing the needs of many businesses and their data protection officers for in-depth information on future requirements and controls that regional supervisory authorities will exercise”, stated BvD Board Chairman Thomas Spaeing. “Dialogue with data protection authorities will offer the participants first-hand information on the demands GDPR will make on their company and how they can avoid legal uncertainty and pitfalls.”

“Commerce meets Supervision” will be the first conference the BvD will hold jointly with the supervisory authorities.

Interested parties are welcome to register at