Cross-Border Data Protection Network

September 16-17, 2021


Hosting Organization:

DCU Law Research Centre


Edoardo Celeste


Online Workshop (Zoom)

Schedule September 16:

High level roundtable:

2 – 3.30 pm IST.

Welcome and Introduction: Federico Fabbrini, Dublin City University & Brexit Institute.

Viviane Reding, Former EU Commissioner.

Roundtable Discussion:

  • Mike Harris, Grant Thornton
  • Orla Linskey London School of Economics
  • Edoardo Celeste, Dublin City University

Schedule September 17:

Focus: Data protection, law enforcement and intelligence sharing:
10 am – 12 pm IST

10.00-10.05 : Welcome and Introduction: Edoardo Celeste, Dublin City University.

10.05-10.20 : Development and use of live facial recognition technology by law enforcement in the UK and its impact on adequacy. Allison M Holmes, University of Kent
10.20-10.35 : EU Counter-terrorism’s Gradual Institutionalization: Information Sharing and Law Enforcement Cooperation Post-Brexit. Christine Andreeva, Dublin City University.
10.35-10.50 : ‘Delimiting Digital Searches: Observations on Irish Law and Reform’, TJ Mc Intyre, UCD and Digital Rights Ireland
10.50-11.00 : Q&A’s

11.00-11.50 : Roundtable Discussion:

  • Brenda Leong, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Maria Murphy, Maynooth University (tbc)
  • Maria Tzanou, Keele University
  • Plixavra Vogiatzoglou, KU Leuven

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Event Details:

The third event, led by Edoardo Celeste and hosted by the DCU Law Research Centre, the Brexit Institute and the DCU Law & Technology Research Cluster will take place on 16-17 September 2021 and will focus on data protection, law enforcement and intelligence sharing. Personal data processing practices by national law enforcement and intelligence authorities have been subject to intense criticism over the past few decades. Seminal data protection cases decided by the Court of Justice of the EU and by the European Court of Human Rights involved British and Irish national authorities and oversight mechanisms. The question of the protection of personal data by law enforcement and intelligence authorities in the UK and RoI is still not solved as shown by a series of pending cases before the Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.


As a third level academic organisation, CROSS-DPN offers CPD credits recognized by professional institutions in Ireland and abroad. If you wish to receive a certificate of attendance for CPD purposes, please contact

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