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Mr Bruno Gencarelli

Head of Unit
European Commission
Participates in 3 items

After having served as Deputy to the Director and Acting Director for Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law, Mr Gencarelli heads the newly established team responsible for international affairs (including data flows) in the area of justice and consumers at the European Commission. He was in charge of the Commission's work in the area of data protection in the decisive phases of the legislative reform of EU data protection law. This included leading the Commission's delegation in the interinstitutional negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council on the data protection reform (GDPR and "Law Enforcement Directive"). He also led the negotiations of several data transfer arrangements, including the EU-Japan mutual adequacy arrangement creating the world’s largest area of free and safe data flows. He recently co-led for the EU the negotiations with the UK on all aspects relating to justice and consumers in the context of Brexit. He is in currently in charge of the negotiations on a successor arrangement to the EU-US Privacy Shield. Mr Gencarelli previously served as a member of the European Commission's Legal Service and as an assistant (référendaire) to a judge at the European Court of Justice after having practiced law in the private sector.

Sessions in which Mr Bruno Gencarelli participates

Monday 17 April, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Rome
2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour
Convention 108+ special program
Convention 108+Regulatory evolutioninternational cooperationCross-border data transfers

Tuesday 18 April, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Rome
12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 1 hour
International Cooperation
international cooperationCross-border data transfersData protection in practice

This panel will explore the interconnected nature of transatlantic cross-border data transfers with a variety of stakeholders. It will touch upon the EU-US Data Privacy Framework and other adequacy decisions as a means to bridge the gap between transatlantic data flows and standards. The panel will also explore key challenges to transatlantic data transfers, such as government access to data, and discuss international initiatives taken to develop a co...

Thursday 20 April, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Rome
2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour
Socio-economic Perspective
Socio-economic perspectiveinternational cooperationRegulatory evolution

The question of how to reconcile privacy, innovation, and global trade can be a challenging one, as actors involved in the debate on cross-border data flows often come from different political communities, use different terminologies, and operate under different presumptions and assumptions. This panel brings together a diverse mix of experts to share their views on the frequent sources of misunderstandings that exist between players involved in these discussions, how we can overcome diffi...