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IT governance and GDPR – Roundtable debates: Session 1

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University of Luxembourg – Campus Kirchberg

6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi

1359 Luxembourg


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Session 1: Legal Solutions: how to accommodate the challenges of the new General Data Protection Regulation in your IT contracts

The University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) in cooperation with the law-firm Stibbe have the pleasure of inviting you to a series of five roundtable debates dedicated to IT governance and the GDPR.

Please download the official invitation here.

In our sessions, we will tackle some of the key challenges of implementing the GDPR and how to fit them into existing IT contracts and big data policies by referring to concrete examples and case studies.


Our first session on 14 December, we will discuss “Legal solutions: how to accommodate the GDPR challenges in your IT contracts?” We will focus on topics such as the relationship between the contractual parties, the rights of the data subjects, security and confidentiality, data processing registers, audit and inspection.


For this session, the speakers are Erik Valgaeren, partner in the TMT department of Stibbe, and Andra Giurgiu, Research Associate at SnT, University of Luxembourg. In addition, an external speaker will be invited to provide an extra focus on IT related challenges of each particular topic.


Registration is free of charge on a first come-basis. In order to secure one of the spaces we ask you to confirm your participation for our first session no later than 6 December.

The first session will take place in Campus Kirchberg, Bâtiment Central, Salle des Conseils (BCE-E00-D17). A detailed plan of access will be provided upon registration.

Next Sessions

Make sure to block the following lunchtime events in your agenda, too, for which a separate invitation will follow shortly before each session.

  • 11 January 2018: Big data projects: how to draft efficient and pragmatic privacy policies?
  • 7 February 2018: Help me, I’m hacked – incident management and GDPR governance
  • 7 March 2018: International Data Transfers
  • 11 April 2018: “Wild card” topic

Participants of earlier events of the series will be given priority in subscribing to the subsequent sessions, once registration is open. In addition, a certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the series to those participants who have attended all five events.


Why should I attend?

As of 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation will have a broad impact on IT governance. Our complimentary sessions will enable you to learn from experts and exchange ideas, concerns and challenges about the impending GDPR in a lively roundtable format.

Who will be moderating this event?

An experienced team with a combination of academic and pragmatic insights with regard to the GDPR who will be discussing and sharing key insights and best practices.

Do I have to commit to the event(s) right away?

Yes. As we have limited seating capacity (max 25 participants) and provide lunch, please ensure you block the date in your agenda. We'll offer a complimentary information package of each session to all participants who honor their registration. As a bonus, we'll also issue a certificate of attendance for those who attended all five sessions.

What if I can't make it after all?

Please let us know as soon as possible. Alternatively, you may also send a colleague in your place.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The closest bus stop is Coudenhove-Kalergi. You can also use the public parking right off 6 rue Coudenhove-Kalergi.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Andra at:


Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. SnT conducts internationally competitive research in information and communication technology, ICT, with high relevance creating socio-economic impact. In addition to long-term, high-risk research, SnT engages in demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector.

Stibbe is a Benelux law firm with more than 390 lawyers and main offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Luxembourg and branch offices in Dubai, London, Hong Kong and New York. Stibbe offers full legal service, both advisory work and litigation, in all areas of law, such as administrative law, banking & finance , corporate / M&A, employment & pensions, energy, EU, competition & regulated markets, insolvency & restructuring, intellectual property, litigation & arbitration, planning & environment, real estate & construction, tax, and TMT.

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University of Luxembourg – Campus Kirchberg

6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi

1359 Luxembourg


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