Are blockchain technologies compatible with the GDPR? Can we protect personal data in a web3 environment?

Our guest:

Joana is Partner at Cuatrecasas, where she leads the Technology, Media and Telecom team. She has also worked for 3 years at ANACOM, Portugal’s telecom and media regulator and one of the two supervisory authorities when it comes to the ePrivacy Directive in Portugal, the other being the Portuguese Data Protection Authority.

Besides being fully versed in the opportunities presented by blockchain technologies, and having advised startups in the crypto space, Joana is co-author of the chapters on Portugal in The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review, 7th Edition (2020) as well as other relevant publications and I was happy to find out that she is also a Queen Mary’s University alumni (as I am myself). 

With Joana we will cover:

  • Challenges of decentralized technologies in the management of personal information
  • The web3 opportunity for increased individual agency and control
  • Specific issues: right to be forgotten, international data transfers, roles (who is a data controller?), data breaches
  • The European Digital Identity


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