Free Online Workshop: Adequacy Decision For the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

August 22nd





On 10 July, 2023 the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. The adequacy decision concludes that the United States ensures an adequate level of protection – compared to that of the EU – for personal data transferred from the EU to US companies participating in the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

The adequacy decision followed the Executive Order on ‘Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities’ by US president Joe Biden, which introduced new binding safeguards to address the points raised by Court of Justice of the European Union in its Schrems II decision of July 2020.

In this workshop privacy experts from EFDPO member associations discussed the consequences of the adequacy decision on the dailiy work of data protection officers.

The workshop was attended by more than 150 participants. It was the 5th EFDPO online event in 2023 aiming to promote the exchange of know-how across national borders. It was organized by our Czech member association “Spolek pro ochranu osobních údajů” and conducted by Jana Pattynová, member of the Czech Data Protection Association Committee and a partner at the law firm Pierstone. Members of all national EFDPO member associations were invited to participate free of charge

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Opening remarks

Introduction to the Data Privacy Framework

Potential Shortcomings of the Data Privacy Framework and NOYB’s perspective

Panel Discussion:

  • Certification mechanism and approach by multinational organizations
  • Redress mechanisms (Rules for common proceedings, Amounts of indemnification, Class redress)
  • Impact on ongoing proceedings and sanctioning past breaches



Ing. Mag. Dr. Christof Tschohl

Dr. Christof Tschohl is the scientific director and shareholder of the Research Institute – Digital Human Rights Center. He oversees research projects and publications that explore the connection between human rights and information technology. Dr. Tschohl has a background in communications engineering, which he studied at HTL before gaining practical experience in technical fields. Later, he obtained his doctorate specializing in diverse areas such as data protection, IT security, telecommunications, criminal law, and “Privacy by Design.”

After having worked at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, he ventured into entrepreneurship in 2012. Currently, Dr. Tschohl serves as a board member for “noyb,” a non-governmental organization focused on safeguarding individuals’ privacy rights. Additionally, he leads a working group at the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and participates as a member in the fundamental rights expert group with the Austrian Judges’ Association.

Andrezza Hautsch Oikawa

Andrezza Hautsch Oikawa is the Head Partner of Business Development & Data Privacy at Advocacia Correa de Castro & Associados (ACC). With over two decades of practice in the legal field, Ms. Oikawa specializes in business structuring, international business transactions, foreign investment, innovation, compliance and privacy & data protection. Prior to her role at ACC, Ms. Oikawa served as the Head of Fostering and Financing Department of the FIEP System and as COO of the Paraná Development Agency. In addition to her legal career, she also served as a professor at prestigious institutions such as Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná and Universidade Positivo.

Ms. Oikawa is notably involved in professional associations related to data protection such as the Association of Data Protection and Security Professionals in Portugal. Ms. Oikawa is a registered lawyer both in Brazil and Portugal and holds an LL.M, in International Business Transactions from University of San Francisco, as well as other academic accolades.

Dr. Philipp Mittelberger

Philipp Mittelberger currently holds the position of a Data Protection Expert at BATLINER WANGER BATLINER Attorneys at Law Ltd. Mr. Mittelberger’s expertise in data protection, human rights, and privacy law has positioned him as a prominent figure in the field. Notably, from 2002 to 2017, he served as Data Protection Commissioner of the Principality of Liechtenstein, overseeing national data protection compliance as the Head of the Data Protection Authority. Mr. Mittelberger also served as an observer in the Article 29 Working Party and member of the Consultative Committee of the Data Protection Convention 108 of the Council of Europe. Mr. Mittelberger’s 2019 appointment as President of the Data Protection Association in Liechtenstein showcases his enduring commitment to privacy advocacy and his influential role in contemporary legal discourse.

He obtained a licentiate degree from the University of Fribourg and a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Basel.

Mgr. Jana Pattynová, L.L.M.

Jana is partner at Pierstone, a law firm focused on the TMT (technology/ media/ telecoms) sector. She is an active member of the Czech Data Protection Association as the leader of the Commission for the Innovative Sector and a member of the European Federation of DPO (EFDPO) where she leads the Working Group on Artificial Intelligence. Jana is consistently ranked as a leading individual by independent legal directories, such as Legal500, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Europe. Legal500 lists Jana in the Czech Republic’s Hall of Fame. Jana also received the prestigious Innovative Lawyer of the Year award for her pioneering role in promoting the deployment of new technologies in the legal industry and her advocacy of legal and ethical questions related to new technologies.

Jana studied law at the Charles University in Prague and holds post-graduate degrees from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and the University of London. Jana is based in Prague and has practiced in London, Paris and Bratislava. Jana is a member of the Czech and Slovak Bar Associations and an officer in the International Bar Association.

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