Christopher Millard and Ian Walden spoke on ‘Regulating Personal Data in an Innovation Economy’ at the British Embassy in Paris, France on 6 December 2018

On 6 December 2018, the British Embassy and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary University of London organised a conference in Paris on EU data protection law. The event took place in the British Ambassador’s residence and aimed to establish a dialogue and share experiences and knowledge between British and French data protection experts. At present, the future of data transfers and regulatory cooperation between the UK and the EU post-Brexit is the subject of much debate. The event provided a much-needed platform to discuss possible future scenarios, as well as plans for ongoing cooperation between the UK and France. The audience included representatives of regulators, industry, and government, as well as lawyers, innovators and academics. Students from Queen Mary University’s degree programme in Paris also attended.

Professors Millard and Walden chaired panels of data protection law experts. Topics included responding to new technologies and facilitating cross-border data flows.