Commercial data transfers between UK and EU and the adequacy decision

Commercial data transfers between UK and EU and the adequacy decision
22 Apr 2021, 10:00 to 22 Apr 2021, 14:30
Online Workshop (Zoom)



The event is a part of the Cross-border Data Protection Network (Cross-DPN) project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Irish Research Council. CROSS-DPN is a multi-stakeholder, transnational forum between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland for discussing issues related to data protection in the post-Brexit era through an interdisciplinary research, as well as a practical and policy lens.

The event is co-organised by Dr Edina Harbinja, Aston University, and Dr Nóra Ní Loideain, the Information Law and Policy Centre, and it will focus on issues surrounding commercial data transfers between the UK and the Republic of Ireland (and the EU more widely) in the post-Brexit era.

Academic panel: 10 am - 12 pm (BST)

In this session, leading academics will share their perspectives on commercial data transfer issues.


Prof Daithí Mac Síthigh, Queen's University Belfast

Dr Karen Mc Cullagh, University of East Anglia

Dr Michael Veale, UCL

Ms Judith Rauhofer, University of Edinburgh (tentative)


Dr Edina Harbinja, Aston University

Stakeholder panel: 1 pm - 2.30 pm (BST)

The afternoon part will be interactive, responding to the academic panel. It will consider legal, policy, industry and civil society perspectives. Panellists include representatives of the Irish Data Protection Commission, Open Rights Group, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, legal professionals, UK regulators, tech industry.


Dr Nóra Ní Loideain

Director and Lecturer in Law, Information Law & Policy Centre 

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

Funded by:


This event is free but advance booking is required. Details about how to join the virtual event will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.



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