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CANCELLED - Conversations on Europe. The European Court of Justice's Case Law on Data Privacy in Europe and Beyond

Judge Thomas von Danwitz, Court of Justice of the European Union

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Judge Thomas van Danwitz
In this lecture, Judge von Danwitz will provide an overview of the normative and jurisprudential foundations of data protection law in the European Union and discuss some of the landmark judgements of the Court of Justice in this field: the Digital Rights Ireland, Google Spain, Tele2 Sverige and Watson, and Google France (Territorial Scope). Justice von Danwitz will discuss the EU law regime governing the transfer of data outside the European Union and the lessons to be learned from the Schrems case on the "Safe Harbor."

Thomas von Danwitz (born 1962) is a legal scholar who has served since 2006 as a Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union. He received his Doctor of Laws from the University of Bonn in 1988, the International Diploma in Public Administration from the École national d’administration in 1990, and his teaching accreditation at the University in Bonn in 1996. He was professor of German public law and European law from 1996-2003, dean of the Faculty of Law of the Ruhr University Bochum from 2000-01, and professor of German public law and European law at the University of Cologne from 2003-06. He served as director of the Institute of Public Law and Administrative Science until 2006. He has held several visiting professorships, including at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the François Rabelais University Tours, and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. In 2010 he received an honorary doctorate from the François Rabelais University.

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