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Monday, November 12 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Plenary Session # 1: Tackling Big Data and IoT Challenges and Enforcement Trends in the EU's Digital Single Market

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Navigating different global regulatory regimes has become increasingly difficult as products are distributed globally and some become interconnected raising questions of both safety and security. Companies offering digital products and the retailers selling those products often use innovative digital technologies to collect large amounts of data for many different purposes. 
Equally important is looking ahead to the different European initiatives in the context of EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy. GDPR directly affects the use of data collected by and about consumer products as consumer complaint data now needs to be manage to meet cross order privacy protections.  The EU’s Internet of Things Policy and the proposed European cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products and services are two more examples that will definitely play a critical role in increasing security and consumer trust. The panelists will tackle all of these issues in an interactive dialogue.
Lastly, we will discuss the enforcement risks within this regulatory framework. Companies will also have to reconsider their liabilities and related compliance strategy both in view of the new safety risks posed by the digital technologies and the scope of mass harm situations which, in a digital world, are likely to cross borders.  The trend toward representative actions in the EU, and the potential implications of the proposed new “Goods Package” will be highlighted by the panelists. 


Maarten Stassen

Senior Counsel (EU Security and GDPR), Crowell & Moring - Brussels


Charlotte Le Bozec

Corporate Counsel/Head of Regulatory Legal Affairs - EAME / Legal Services/Law, Security & Public Policy, Caterpillar
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Don Huber

Director, Product Safety, Consumer Reports
Don Huber has 35+ years as a product safety professional, with extensive experience as a product safety, quality assurance, and product integrity manager.  Don is currently Director, Product Safety for Consumer Reports.  The Consumer Reports Product Safety Team engages in safety-related... Read More →

Carla Van Steenbergen

Chief Legal Officer, Materialise

Monday November 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am EST
Room AB-OA Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040, Brussels, Belgium