Information on the 4th DSGVO training seminar

The next training seminar will take place on 30.11.2022.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has a very ambitious goal: it aims to standardise the processing of personal data by companies and authorities in the EEA (and partly beyond).

The GDPR has been in force since 2018 and must be observed by companies and public authorities. There is a possibility that drastic fines will be issued. Such measures are mainly directed against large companies; but small ones can also be affected.

While harmonisation is the goal, important differences remain. For example, in the practice of national supervisory authorities: while there are authorities that actively raise awareness (as is the case in Liechtenstein), this is less the case for other supervisory authorities. There are also differences in terms of fines.

The training seminar on the GDPR in Liechtenstein aims to highlight developments that are important for companies and for authorities on an annual basis. This year, the training seminar is being held for the fourth time at the Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL) in cooperation with the Data Protection Authority, the Liechtenstein Data Protection Association, the LIHK, BWB Rechtsanwälte AG and the data protection associations in Switzerland and Austria.

While many other events have a national focus, the training seminar takes a different approach: Since the GDPR is intended to harmonise data protection, experiences from other countries are also relevant and important.

Experts from Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will provide information about practical experiences and important developments at the conference.

Presentations will report on decisions in Germany and Austria that are of importance for everyday life. For example, in the context of the much-discussed right of access, the question specifically arises as to when this right is (legally) abused. Questions about the future data protection law in Switzerland, which will come into force in September 2023, will also be addressed.

In addition to this block, which focuses on supervision, new technological developments will be another focus of this year’s event. This will include questions on artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things or current trends in the area of cybercrime.

The head of the data protection authority from Liechtenstein will report on the latest developments on the «EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework» specifically in relation to the use of cloud technology.

In addition, the results of this year’s survey conducted by the data protection associations in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein among their members to ensure legal data protection requirements will be presented. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion on the entire topic of the GDPR.

Our data protection expert, Dr Philipp Mittelberger, will again be responsible for the content of the training seminar.

Information on this event can be found here: www.ufl.li