Data protection certification for cross-border data flows


When: Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 4 pm CET
Where: Palais des Nations, Geneva. 
Duration: 1 hour
Session title: Data protection certification for cross-border data flows

Organized by Mandat International

Chair: Dr Sébastien Ziegler, Director for Mandat International

Adrian Quesada Rodriguez, ECCP
Luca Bolognini, President of the Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorization
Renato Opice Blum, Opice Blum Law Firm (Brazil)
Prof. Romeo Kadir, University of Utrecht

About the Session

The evolution of data protection regulations is directly impacting cross-border data flows and trade-related activities. In this context, several regulations have integrated certification mechanisms to facilitate cross-border data transfer with data controllers and processors located in third countries. While these legal provisions come with specific requirements, new models of data protection certifications are emerging that can contribute to extend the geographic scope of such certifications. This session will invite different stakeholder to present latest developments in this domain, such as the APEC Privacy Framework and the Europrivacy certification scheme.

Session's objectives

This edition, themed Data and Digitalization for Development, will focus on data and cross-border data flows and the crucial role they play in economics and social development, taking into account the related data divide that exists between and within countries.


Sessions at the eCommerce Week will look at ways to strengthen the ability of developing countries, including least developed countries (LDCs), to continue engaging in and benefiting from e-commerce and the digital economy, to build more resilient and inclusive societies, in an environment changed dramatically by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Romeo Kadir

President ADPPRO