EFDPO Conference. 28 & 29 May 2024, Berlin

May 28th & 29th




Berlin, Germany

Current Trends and Topics in Data Protection

One of EFDPO’s goals is to create a European network of national associations for the exchange of information, experience and methods, and to improve the quality of training and professional practice.

With this in mind, EFDPO invites privacy professionals from all over Europe to visit the EFDPO Congress on May 28th and 29th, 2024 in Berlin for a comprehensive program focused on the latest developments in data protection. In addition to six sessions with experts from different countries numerous networking breaks and a festive dinner event will provide ample opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals.

Agenda & Registration

12.30 p.m.   Registration – Lunch Buffet

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   Welcome Address and Presentation: Results of the Coordinated Enforcement Action of the EDPB on the Designation and Position of DPOs

  • Thomas Spaeing, President of the European Federation of Data Protection Officers (EFDPO) AISBL
  • Pierre-Yves Lastic, Secretary General of the EFDPO

2:30 p.m.   Coffee Break – Networking

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. How controllers can use the GDPR Toolbox to tame Big Tech
Erwin Rigter, Privacy Company

4:00 p.m.   Coffee Break – Networking

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. New EU Cybersecurity Regulation – An Overview
Dr. Christoph Bausewein, Director & Counsel, Data Protection & Policy bei CrowdStrike

6:30 p.m.   Festive Dinner with Speakers and Participants, presentation of the “DAME – Privacy Media Award”

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. All Good Things Come in Threes: Third Country Transfers, US Adequacy, and the Looming Shadow of Schrems III

Tilman Herbrich, SPIRIT LEGAL Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

10:00 a.m.   Coffee Break – Networking

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. From Scraping to Generating: AI’s Pilgrimage Towards GDPR Compliance

Tea Mustać, SPIRIT LEGAL Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

11:45 a.m.   Coffee Break – Networking

Noon – 1:00 p.m. AI Act – What DPOs Need to Know and Do Now

Spiros Tassis, Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Data Protection and Privacy (HADPP)

1:00 p.m.   Farewell Lunch


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Leonardo Royal Berlin Alexanderplatz
Otto-Braun-Str. 90
10249 Berlin

Registration Fees:

The registration fees do not include VAT. Prices include working documents, certificate of attendance, lunch/snack and beverages as well as the gala dinner on May 28th, 2024.

Member price: 595
Non-member price: 795

Congress organizer:
Berufsverband der Datenschtuzbeauftragten
Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
Budapester Str. 31, 10787 Berlin, GERMANY

Please note the general terms and conditions of the organizer.

Welcome Speakers 

Thomas Spaeing has been the Chairman of the German Association of Data Protection Officers (BvD) since 2008 and a member of the board of the Association of Independent Professionals (BFB) since 2015. He is also the President of the European Federation of Data Protection Officers (EFDPO) since 2019, which is the European umbrella organization of national professional DPO associations. As the owner of ds2-Unternehmensberatung, he provides data protection advice to banks, institutions and companies, particularly international corporate groups, across various industries. Thomas has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Business Engineering. He completed an internship in Los Angeles as a student worker in the automotive industry and later became certified as a data protection consultant and auditor. Before starting his own company, he held various management positions in the engineering and automotive industries.

Pierre-Yves Lastic is Secretary General of the European Federation of Data Protection Officers (EFDPO). Pierre-Yves has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in several management functions including Data Management, Statistics, Clinical Trials Management, Electronic Regulatory Submissions, Information Management and 17 years in Privacy and Personal Data Protection. From 2005 on he was Sanofi’s R&D Privacy Offcer and in 2013 he became Sanofi’s fist Chief Privacy Officer and built-up Sanofi’s Global Privacy Office. Beside his function within Sanofi, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) from 2004 to 2016, and Chairman of the Board in 2014-2015. As a data standards and privacy expert, was a member of the EudraVigilance Expert Working Group as well as the Telematics Implementation Group of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). From 2005 to 2019 Dr Lastic was also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Pharmaceutical & Medical devices Privacy Consortium (IPMPC). Pierre-Yves studied Biology, Languages and Computer Sciences in France and Germany, and holds a PhD in Biology from Bayreuth University.

Dr. Gwendal Le Grand is the Head of activity for enforcement support and coordination at the European data protection board (EDPB) since October 2021. He is particularly involved in the Coordinate d Enforcement Framework (CEF), and the Support Pool of Experts (SPE) which aims to assist national supervisory authorities in their investigations and enforcement activities of significant common interest. Before joining the EDPB, he worked at the French Data Protection Authority, CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés), as Deputy Secretary-General (2019-2021), Director of technology and innovation (2014-2019) and Head of the IT experts department (2007-2014), with a specific focus on new technologies, information security, digital transformation, ethics, and international affairs.


Tea Mustać is a lawyer and privacy professional (CIPP/E) at Spirit Legal. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rijeka and specialised in IT, IP and competition law at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz. In summer 2022 she received the European Young Lawyers Award of the European Law Institute. Since 2022, she has been advising companies and writing on topics at the intersection of law and technology with a particular focus on artificial intelligence. She also regularly holds seminars at the BeckAkademie and hosts the podcast RegInt: Decoding AI Regulation.
Lawyer Dr Christoph Bausewein is a board member of the Professional Association of Data Protection Officers in Germany (BvD) e.V. As a data protection and cyber security expert, he is Assistant General Counsel, Data Protection & Policy at the US cyber security company CrowdStrike. He was appointed by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) to its Expert Council on New Technologies. He is also co-author of the TeleTrust/ENISA handout on the state of the art.

Spiros Tassis is an independent lawyer/legal advisor with more than 17 years of substantive knowledge and PQE in advising entities activated in the TMT/ICT market, either as a corporate lawyer or as an external consultant. He is admitted at the Bar of Athens (Supreme Court) and specialized in IT and Privacy Law since 1999. He is an Associate of the Laboratory of Law and Informatics (LLI) of the Law School-University of Athens, Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Data Protection and Privacy (HADPP) and co-chair of the Greek Knowledge Chapter of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Key points of his career are: being Head Corporate Legal Adviser to Cosmoline S.A. (ICT regulations, data protection and network security, antitrust, IP etc.), Corporate Legal Adviser in Vodafone Greece, where he gained substantial experience and great exposure to multinational aspects of telecommunications law, DP, privacy and network security and antitrust and Senior Associate for a big ticket law firm in Athens. Spiros is offering external advice, as an independent lawyer, to entities activated mainly as tech and internet startups, to ICT stakeholders, to online gambling, to entities activated in energy etc. Spiros is also an Editor of the “Media and Telecommunications Law Review” since 2005, covering the TMT and Data Protection Law. He is co-author of various books and regularly publishes articles related to ICT and privacy and annotations on the CJEU and national case law.

Congress Venue

Leonardo Royal Berlin Alexanderplatz
Otto-Braun-Str. 90
10249 Berlin

Hotel Room Contingent
The Dorint hotel provides a limited contingent of rooms with a special rate (reference “BvD-Verbandstage”) for 139 euros per night for a room with breakfast.

Tel: 030 688 322 422
E-Mail: reservations.berlin@leonardo-hotels.com

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