The GDPR at Two: Expert Perspectives

Published: May 2020

The EU General Data Protection Regulation is celebrating its second anniversary May 25, 2020. For this special project, we asked leading voices in the data protection and privacy community to reflect about the past, present and future of the GDPR.

The following is the compilation of perspectives from policymakers, practitioners and academics around the world. Each author brings their unique point of view regarding what works well or less well in the regulation. The experts discuss the GDPR’s global impact, compliance and accountability, data protection by design, enforcement and consumer sentiments. Together, they create a rich quilt work of impressions and projections about the two years past and many years to come.

Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Future of Privacy Forum, Senior Counsel

Ruth Boardman, Bird & Bird, Partner and International Data Protection Practice Co-Head

Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Marit Hansen, Data Protection Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Stephen Wong, Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Lee Bygrave, Professor of Law, Director of the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, University of Oslo

Lokke Moerel, Tilburg University, Professor, Global ICT Law

Bojana Bellamy, CIPP/E, President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership

Peter Swire, Alston & Bird, Senior Counsel

Sophie Kwasny, Council of Europe, Data Protection Unit Head

Graham Greenleaf, Professor of Law & Information Systems, UNSW Australia Faculty of Law
Founding Co-Director & Senior Researcher, Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

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