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GDPR compliance in the age of Emerging Technologies

Thursday, 18 July, 2019

Purpose and Scope:

Emerging technologies can boost performance and productivity for organisations across Europe. The development and application of technologies such as AI, block chain and cloud computing are key competitive factors for businesses boosting performance, productivity and the European Digital Single Market.

At the same time, Europeans have set high standards for digital privacy. The GDPR now enforces stricter regulations on data handling and processing. But this may make it more difficult for organisations reap the benefits that these technologies deliver through massive data and high-quality algorithms and at the same time be GDPR compliant.

From privacy by design and compliance tool kits, European research is leading the way in ensuring organisations from both the public and private sector can respect the GDPR and still benefit from the opportunities that emerging technologies offer.

Europe recognizes these challenges and in this webinar, you can hear how 6 EC-funded projects (BPR4GDPR, DEFEND, PAPAYA, PDP4E, POSEIDON, SMOOTH) are upgrading Europe’s technological ability to address these issues and ensure that Europe continues to innovate in this space.

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Who should attend:

The webinar is open to all interested in the general data protection regulation (GDPR) compliance, especially those concerned with privacy, protection, digital privacy and privacy by design and compliance tool kits. Each presentation will be follow

Main takeaways:

  • Learn about tools and services in Europe today that are helping organisations to comply with new regulations
  • Get insights and gain a whole new understanding of emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain 
  • Hear from experts who are working on GDPR compliance and digital privacy 
  • Become part of our cybersecurity community

Check the Q&A answers here.


10:30 – 10:40 - "Introduction & Cyberwatching project" - Nicholas Ferguson Trust-IT Services & Anastasia Botsi, ICT Legal, Cyberwatching.eu

10:40 – 11:05 

11:05 – 11:10 – Q&A

11:10 – 11:35

11:35 - 11:40 - Final questions and remarks

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Who are the speakers?

Moderator: Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & Coordinator, Cyberwatching.eu

Anastasia Botsi (Associate of ICT Legal Consulting) will present GDPR Compliance Requirements and Practical Legal Tips.

Davide Cascone (Legal consultant at Baker McKenzie and BPR4GDPR)

Antonio Kung (Chief Executive Officer Trialog, PDP4E Project coordinator) he will present the impact of AI on privacy.

Rosa Araujo (SMOOTH project Coordinator and Senior project manager at EURECAT)

Andrea Praitano (DEFeND project IT/OT Cybersecurity & Privacy  Advisor at Maticmind S.p.A.)

Bridget Kane (PAPAYA project Associate Professor in Information Systems at Karlstad University)

Dario Beltrame (PoseIDon Technical Leader & Managing Director, ICEG Chief Technology Officer for Accenture Health & Public Sector)


Davide Cascone

BPR4GDPR, Legal consultant at Baker McKenzie

Davide Cascone, legal consultant at Baker McKenzie (Milan), IT & Data Protection department. Intern at the Italian Data Protection Authority - Public and private work Unit in 2017. Passionate about IT and data protection law (at national and international level) in the field of new technologies.




Antonio Kung

PDP4E Coordinator & Chief Executive Officer Trialog

Antonio Kung is co-founder of Trialog. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of cyber physical systems and the Internet of Things, he brings expertise and know-how particularly on architecture, interoperability or data security and protection. He was the coordinator of numerous national and European collaborative projects in these fields. He is active in standardisation on the Internet of Things, security and data protection, and the editor of ISO/IEC standards 27550, 27556, 27030, 27570, 21823-3. He became CEO of Trialog in 2018. Antonio has a master degree from Harvard university and an engineering degree from Ecole centrale Paris.



Rosa Araujo

SMOOTH project Coordinator & Senior project manager at EURECAT

Rosa Araujo has more than 10 years’ experience in EU project management and has participated in several collaborative EU and national projects related to a wide range of technological domains: Energy and resources, robotics, Health, digital technology, new materials and processes, etc.





Andrea Praitano

DEFeND Project, IT/OT Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisor at Maticmind S.p.A.

Andrea Praitano is currently a Senior IT/OT Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisor at Maticmind S.p.A. and contract professor for Hermes University. His specializations are on cybersecurity (both in IT and OT/ICS domains), data protection/privacy, service management and project management. He has been maturing around 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity and data protection domains.




Dr. Bridget Kane PhD

PAPAYA Project, Associate Professor in Information Systems at Karlstad University

Dr. Bridget Kane PhD is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at Karlstad University, Sweden, and contributes to the H2020 PAPAYA project on PlAtform for PrivAcy preserving data Analytics. Dr. Kane has a special interest in privacy, security and informed consent in the context of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Support for Collaborative Work (CSCW), especially in healthcare. Dr. Kane has academic achievements in biomedical science, organisation behaviour and computer science. 





Dario Beltrame

PoseIDon Technical Leader & Managing Director, ICEG Chief Technology Officer for Accenture Health & Public Sector

Dario Beltrame is an experienced Senior Account Executive with a multi years history of working in the computer software industry in Public Sector and Telco Market. Skilled in Business Process, Negotiation, Business Planning, Business Process Design, Integration Architecture, IT management and strategy.



Anastasia Botsi

Anastasia Botsi is trained in European law, and has Professional University Certificate (ECPC-B DPO) from the European Centre of Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) in Maastricht University. She has also been sponsored by the Dutch Science Foundation to conduct research on the legal issues of managing cyber-security risks and cyber-attacks.


Nicholas Ferguson

Nicholas Ferguson, Digital Communications Strategist & Project Manager. Nicholas has an MSc in Educational Management and a BA Hons in Politics and Sociology. He is the coordinator of the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) as well as the coordinator of cyberwatching.eu. Previously, he was the coordinator of the CloudWATCH2 project and deputy coordinator of CloudWATCH, SLA-Ready, SIENA and OGF-Europe. He excels in building & promoting innovative tools and services in the ICT innovation landscape. His work focuses on raising awareness of novel tools and services in ICT, in the private, especially SMEs and public sectors as well as providing contributions to the adoption of ICT Standards. Since its launch in 2009, Nicholas managed the Cloudscape Series, www.cloudscapeseries.eu that grew from a funded initiative by the EC to becoming a self-sustaining event attracting international thought leaders in the cloud space in Europe. Nicholas has also played an instrumental role in the evolution of the yearly concertation meetings of the CloudWATCH & CloudWATCH2 projects.



On the event of the adoption of the draft regulation laying down measures for a high common level of cybersecurity at the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union, the AI4HealthSec project kicked off a process to provide its opinion.

GDPR Temperature Tool

The EC-funded H2020 project cyberwatching.eu has launched the GDPR Temperature Tool, to help European SMEs understand just how at risk they are to sanctions or fines. By answering a set of questions on data processing activities, the tool provides an indication, or temperature, of a company’s risk to sanctions. The higher the temperature, the higher the risk. In addition, a free a customised set of practical and actionable recommendations is provided.

Access the GDPR Temperature Tool