Multidimensional Approach to Data Protection Laws, Loopholes & Solutions


28 May 2020 @2:30 PM UTC

Multidimensional Approach to Data Protection Laws, Loopholes and Solutions during Covid 19 situation affecting the World


Despite the dire need of a comprehensive B2B and B2C format for consumer protection laws many advanced and developing countries are still lagging in this area of vital subject and areas of concern.  In as many as 67 countries, online consumer protection is not being fully addressed. Out of the 125 countries for which data exist, 97 (of which 61 are developing or transition economies) have adopted consumer protection legislation that relates to e-commerce. These are areas of serious concern especially when the whole world is battling hard on the issue of lockdowns under Covid 19, with restrictions on free travel has been made mandatory, resulting in reliance on the digital medium of communication and transactions. Proper application of the data protection rules and laws become even more essential in these times.


 This webinar tries to understand and

  • GDPR (EU’s General Data Protection Regulation) – What’s in it and the solutions ahead in compliance to it?

  • KVKK (Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kanunu) – The famed law from Turkey. How does it differ from GDPR since Turkey is a key member of EU? When was it formulated and what difference does it have with the GDPR?

  • DPA (Data Protection Authority) - Spanish laws which provide access to political parties to process personal data from publicly available sources.

  • The UK DPA, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has reported extensively on the risks that the abuse of personal data pose for democracy and has recently consulted on a Code of Practice on the use of personal data in political campaigns.

  • Data protection – how to strengthen your business in the era of Covid 19 against data breaches?


Legal Loopholes and Exemptions - In practice, meaningful data protection requires constant vigilance and enforcement. Legal loopholes make that even more challenging. Preferably, these exemptions for political parties would not have been passed into law given its tendency to contradict the laws set by GDPR.  

Solutions for way ahead – Requirement of regular audits and correct interpretation of laws to safeguard the provisions of the legislature.


Arndt Sore

Sr. Legal Counsel Privacy at Lonza


Experienced Senior Lawyer at Lonza AG in Basel, Switzerland with a demonstrated history of working in the for profit & in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Data Privacy & GDPR, Negotiation, Contracts, Information Technology, Sales, and Professional Services. Strong community and social services professional with a certificate focused on leadership from CTI, San Francisco.

Cristina Cojocaru

Sr Legal Counsel - Data Privacy at Huawei



  • International Diploma in Compliance – International Compliance Association;

  • Member of Association of Compliance Officers Ireland (ACOI).

  • Data privacy lawyer, with more than 12 years of experience in providing advice on all issues surrounding data protection and privacy laws and cyber-security, in telecom, software and digital marketing industries.

  • Global experience on data privacy EU, US and Asian regulations and in coordinating major data protection projects.

  • Guest speaker at multiple data protection conferences in Europe, such as GDPR summit.

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