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Key Aspects of the Data Protection Officer and Data Portability under the GDPR

April 19, 2017

This webinar is hosted by the Data Protection Committee.

10:00am Washington DC (3:00pm London, 4:00pm Rome, 7:30pm Bangalore)​

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The GDPR – entering into force in almost one year from now - provides for new rules on the protection of personal data which are mainly focusing on accountability for controllers and processors as well as introducing a risk based approach in implementing the compliance requirements.

As far as the rights of data subjects are concerned, in order to increase data subjects’ control over their own data, the GDPR provides for the right to data portability, i.e. the right for a data subject to obtain his or her data and have the data transferred to another controller. This is not an absolute right, however, and is subject to limitations and prescriptions. The webinar will also focus on the key aspects concerning the role of the DPO, when companies need to appoint one and the main features of this role. The Webinar will go through these requirements also in light of the recent guidelines issued by the Article 29 Working Party in December 2016.


Laura Liguori is a partner at the Italian firm Portolano Cavallo. She has focused for 20 years on all legal issues concerning personal data protection (she graduated in 1996 with a dissertation on the first privacy law in Italy), Internet & e-commerce, consumer law and IT law. Laura has worked from time to time on all the complex legal issues concerning the Internet and privacy: from user generated content to spiders and crawlers and data-scraping, from customer profiling to social networks, from cyber-security to information governance, from the protection of databases to data mining, big data and predictive data analysis,  internet of things, geolocation and traffic data, biometrics, etc. Laura has also worked on negotiation of complex IT transactions as well as in all types of Internet, e-commerce and m-commerce businesses (launch of websites, ecommerce platforms, mobile apps, drafting terms and conditions, end user license agreements, etc).

Laura is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Privacy Institute (an Italian think tank on data protection) and of several professional associations, such as ITechLaw, International Privacy Professionals Association (IAPP), the European Professional Women’s Network of Rome, the Women and Technologies association.