09 to 10 June 2022 Trier, Germany

Data Protection and the Law Enforcement Directive

Published 2 years ago


This seminar will analyse the practical issues faced by police and criminal justice authorities in protecting individuals’ personal data when it is being processed under the terms of the EU Law Enforcement Directive.

It will also look at how they can improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism and cross-border crime in the EU through the exchange of information required for investigations, including with third countries.

It will highlight some of the challenges that practitioners face in relation to the Directive’s correct use as well as different interpretations of particular provisions in some Member States. Moreover, the seminar will highlight preliminary findings leading to the upcoming report on an evaluation and review of the Directive, an update on facial recognition within the context of personal data protection in law enforcement and criminal justice investigations, as well as safeguards and dealing with data breaches. Workshops will form a part of the seminar.

Key topics

  • Forthcoming first report on an evaluation and review of the Directive
  • Revised Europol Regulation and data security
  • Correct processing of personal data, safeguards and dealing with data breaches
  • Subjective/objective exemptions and how to deal with data subject requests
  • Data transfer to third countries and adequacy decisions
  • Interoperability and special status of FIUs

Who should attend?

Law enforcement officials, data protection officers, ministry officials, data protection professionals in the private and public sector, cyber experts, lawyers and other advisers in the area of data protection and compliance.

The conference will be carried out in a hybrid format. For more information on the programme, registration and fees, please navigate to the event webpage.