Workshop @ University of Geneva


In-Depth-Seminar for legal and technical experts.


Monday, 8. April 2019


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9:00 – 9:15
Reception with coffee, tea and croissants
9:15 – 9:25
Introduction (slides)
9:30 – 9:40 
News from courts and data protection authorities that might affect blockchains (slides)
Katrin Kirchert – Lawyer for Privacy and Data Protection Law and Certified DPO – Berlin, Germany
9:45 – 9:55
New technological developments in the blockchain space (slides)
Alexandre Poltorak – CEO and Founder – Geneva, Switzerland
10:00 – 10:10 
Deletion in the context of cryptography (slides)
Christian Wirth – Computer Scientist – Initiator of DIN SPEC 4997 – Berlin, Germany
Michael Kolain – Lawyer and Researcher – Initiator of DIN SPEC 4997 – Speyer, Germany
10:15 – 10:25 
Encryption usually only renders personal data pseudonymous. Are there situations where encrypted data can be considered to be anonymous? (slides)
Carmen de la Cruz – Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public and Dipl. IT & Economics – Zug, Switzerland
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 10:55
GDPR-compliant use of hashing (slides)
Jörn Erbguth – Consultant on Blockchain and GDPR – Lecturer at the University of Geneva, Switzerland
11:00 – 11:10 
Who is controller of the processing of a smart contract? (slides)
Gabriel Jaccard – Counsel for FinTech companies – PhD candidate University of Geneva, Switzerland
11:15 – 12:00
Discussion on ways to GDPR compliant use of blockchains (slides)


University of Geneva
Dufour-Building, Room 365
Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Genève

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This event is organized by Jörn Erbguth and Katrin Kirchert.
For further information please contact Jörn Erbguth:

Other Participants?

John Watters, Head of Legal, EMEA
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Kevin Cussen, Senior Technical Product Manager
Maker; introducing problems with their appropriate technology solutions
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Marcin Zarakowski, Lawyer
Legal Counsel at Lisk Foundation, founding member of thinkBLOCKtank, PhD student at University of Zurich
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Petko Karamotchev, Expert in enterprise blockchain technologies
Director and founder of the R3-partner enterprise blockchain/DLT solutions provider
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