IDEA & PURPOSE OF THIS CONFERENCE?


We want to create a setting where professionals can mingle and explore in a low-key manner, but with fantastic lecturers, an amazing venue and a great agenda. No big fuzz, no expensive gala dinners – just great exchange of knowledge and fun. Not for profit, but for you.

The initiative and idea behind this new format go back to the three co-founders Georg Krog (Signatu), Lukas Bühlmann (MLL Legal) and Kristian Foss & Kristin Haram Forde (Bull). Long story short: Knowing each other as privacy experts and regular attendees to international privacy conferences, all three having their own long-lasting personal connection to Zuoz, the Engadin and the Swiss Alps, they all individually felt the Engadin to be the ideal venue for this new format and realized a first gathering of privacy experts in 2022. The Engadin has been a famous source of inspiration attracting an international crowd for centuries.


WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY

 


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


Axel Anderl

Axel Anderl joined DORDA in 2005 and became managing partner in 2018. He heads the IT/IP & Data Protection team as well as DORDA’s Digital Industries Group and focuses on software law including copyright and patents, outsourcing, media law, trademarks, unfair competition and e-commerce. Axel also advises on the legal analysis of data processings and transfers, notification and approval proceedings with authorities as well as drafting of accompanying documentation.
Axel is the author of numerous specialist publications regarding IT/IP law as well as contributor to standard commentaries on IP law. He also lectures at various Austrian universities.

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Lukas Bühlmann

Lukas Bühlmann is partner and co-head of MLL-Legal’s digital, data privacy & e-commerce group. He advises and represents a broad range of Swiss and international clients in the internet and e-commerce sector, in the health sector, in the tourism industry as well as for public transport providers. He regularly advises clients in data protection, e-commerce,  advertising as well as numerous legal aspects of the digital economy. In 2019, he has been appointed Legal Expert to the International Trade Centre (Geneva) and advises the ITC as well as a foreign governments on legislative projects with regard to data protection as well as cybersecurity.

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Lee Bygrave

Dr. Lee A. Bygrave is professor at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, where he is Director of the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law. He has functioned as expert advisor on technology regulation for numerous organisations, including the European Commission, Nordic Council of Ministers, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, UK House of Lords Committee on the Constitution, and Norwegian government. Lee is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on data protection law, and his work has been cited with approval by the EU Court of Justice.

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Carmen De la Cruz

Carmen De la Cruz is a Technology Lawyer and Notary Public based in Crypto Valley / Zug in Switzerland. Carmen has worked for many years as Inhouse IT lawyer at Tech and Telecommunication Companies before acting as private practitioner and partner of boutique law firms. Carmen’s focus is on emerging technologies such as AI, IOT or blockchain and related legal topics such as data protection, IP, telecommunication / infrastructure, commercial law, etc. With her broad experience in technology, data protection, commercial law etc. she supports clients to start, grow and develop business.

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Kristian Foss

Kristian Foss heads the privacy practice in Bull & Co Lawfirm, Norway, where he is a partner. He is a member of the Expert Committee for ICT law at the Norwegian Center for continuing legal education with more than 20 years of experience from IT and technology law. His main legal focus is data protection and IT-contracts. Kristian served two years as president in IT IP Law Group Europe, is member of Itechlaw and co-initiator of the Alpine Privacy Days in Switzerland. Kristian’s experience as an in-house lawyer, negotiator, entrepreneur and board member has given him a commercial and solution-oriented approach legal support of business objectives. Bull & Co is a modern and industry focused law firm with a strong privacy, technology and intellectual property group.

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Kristin Haram Førde

Kristin Haram Forde is a partner in Bull & Co Lawfirm, Oslo Norway, with more than 20 years of experience from IT and technology law. Kristin is a member of the Board of Directors at Bull & Co, and co-founder (together with Kristian Foss) of the Privacy Factory, which is Bull’s website for privacy matters. She is a member the professional committee for Data Privacy in the Norwegian Bar Association. She regularly gives lectures on privacy and technology matters, and she is considered an inspiring and knowledgeable lecturer. She is a mentor for students and an external examiner for the Masters’ theses in Technology and Data Privacy law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. Her main legal focus is data protection and technology matters, with a special interest in use of data and data flows. She is co-organizer of the Alpine Privacy Days in Switzerland. Bull & Co is a modern and industry focused law firm with a strong privacy, technology and intellectual property group.

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Laura Liguori

Laura is a partner of the firm since 2004, after having worked for an independent law firm from 1997 to 2003 (where she was appointed as partner in 2001). Laura advises Italian and foreign clients on personal data protection, privacy, cybersecurity, IT, internet and e-commerce, artificial intelligence and IoT. She has focused for more than 25 years on data protection and privacy, compliance and litigation, commercial contracts and all legal issues concerning Internet and Ecommerce, TMT, investigations, digital, media & technology, consumer law and unfair commercial practices. Her industry focused expertise covers advertising and marketing, Life Sciences and clinical trials, fashion and luxury.

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Cécile Théard-Jallu

As a partner at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, Cécile Théard-Jallu specializes in the fields of innovative technologies, data protection / cybersecurity, commercial law, contracts and intellectual property. She helps clients through the definition and implementation of their innovation strategies (regulations relating to healthcare products and activities, including telemedicine, HDS, 3D printing, connected objects, platforms, Big & Smart Data, social robots, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, Smart Healthy Cities, or mobility around the patient pathway…).Since the beginning of her career, she has carried out numerous missions involving data protection, including the GDPR, the French Data Protection Act and French or European cybersecurity regulations, in various regulatory, contractual and auditing missions, on behalf of both industrial companies and service providers, in France and abroad (R&D, marketing or commercialization phase). She is a certified advisor to companies in the process of being certified as compliant with the GDPR by the Europrivacy ® consortium, the first certification scheme of its kind, financed by H2020 funds. She represents De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés in the Cyber & Security Hub of the Systematic Cluster and has been appointed as an expert for France in the European project TEHDAS, aimed at building the regulation of the future European Health Data Area. Vice-Chair of the “Health/Life Sciences” committee and member of the “Technology” committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), she has been listed for several years in the Best Lawyers ranking published in partnership with Les Echos, in the “Biotechnologies” and “Information Technologies” sections for France.Very involved in the connected health ecosystem, in particular for medical devices players, she has written numerous articles in the specialized press and regularly hosts conferences in the sector.

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Nino Tlapak

Nino Tlapak joined DORDA’s IT and Data Protection team in 2013 and is a partner since 2021. He focuses on data protection and IT-security law. Further areas of practice include e-commerce and outsourcing. Nino is well known for his data protection activities and also functions as coordinator of DORDA’s data protection unit. In addition, Nino regularly publishes articles in the field of data protection and holds lectures at the Danube-University Krems (Data Protection and Privacy – certified program), the technical colleges FH Technikum Wien and FH Campus Wien as well as the IT-Law LL.M. postgraduate program of the University of Vienna.
Nino studied law at the University of Vienna (Mag iur 2012) and completed the postgraduate programme “Information and Media Law” (LL.M. 2013).

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Rob van Eijk

Dr. Rob van Eijk serves as the Future of Privacy Forum’s Managing Director for Europe. In this role, van Eijk implements FPF’s agenda in Europe, overseeing its day-to-day operations, and managing relationships with stakeholders in the industry, government, academia, and civil society. Van Eijk is a technologist with an M.Sc. from the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University, and a Ph.D. from Leiden Law School, Leiden University, focusing on online advertising (real-time bidding).

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


Lukas Bühlmann

Lukas Bühlmann is partner and co-head of MLL-Legal’s digital, data privacy & e-commerce group. He advises and represents a broad range of Swiss and international clients in the internet and e-commerce sector, in the health sector, in the tourism industry as well as for public transport providers. He regularly advises clients in data protection, e-commerce,  advertising as well as numerous legal aspects of the digital economy. In 2019, he has been appointed Legal Expert to the International Trade Centre (Geneva) and advises the ITC as well as a foreign governments on legislative projects with regard to data protection as well as cybersecurity.

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Kristin Haram Førde

Kristin is partner at Bull and co-founder and worker at Bull’s Data Protection Factory, and is a tech-lawyer with a great passion for privacy law. She has worked with the IT-industry for over 20 years, and is widely ranked as one of Norway’s top lawyers in her fields (Legal500, Who’sWho legal, Chambers, Finansavisen). She is a member of the Expert Committee for Data Privacy in the Norwegian Bar Association, and is appointed as supervisor for students and censorship master-in-law for IT- and data privacy law at the Faculty of Law in Oslo.

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Kristian Foss

Kristian Foss heads the privacy practice in Bull & Co Lawfirm, Norway, where he is a partner. He is a member of the Expert Committee for ICT law at the Norwegian Center for continuing legal education with more than 20 years of experience from IT and technology law. His main legal focus is data protection and IT-contracts. Kristian served two years as president in IT IP Law Group Europe, is member of Itechlaw and co-initiator of the Alpine Privacy Days in Switzerland. Kristian’s experience as an in-house lawyer, negotiator, entrepreneur and board member has given him a commercial and solution-oriented approach legal support of business objectives. Bull & Co is a modern and industry focused law firm with a strong privacy, technology and intellectual property group.

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Tsüla Seibert

Tsüla Seibert has been working for several years as a Partner Assistant at MLL Legal in Zurich. In her role, she provides support to Mr. Lukas Bühlmann, Partner, and Co-Head of ICT & Digital, as well as Mr. Michael Reinle, Partner, and Co-Head of Product Regulation and Compliance. As a member of the ICT & Digital team, she assists the entire team with various administrative tasks and contributes to different projects, including event management organization.

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ORGANIZING COMPANIES


MLL LEGAL

The experts of MLL Legal consistently rank at the top of major international lawyer rankings. We have a leading position in the high-tech, IP-rich, and regulated industries. The ICT & Digital team is Switzerland’s leader in legal advice on issues relating to the digital economy. Our team possesses extensive expertise in both traditional ICT domains like software law and licensing, as well as emerging areas like e-commerce, digital marketing, blockchain technology, with a strong focus on data protection and security across all these realms.

 

BULL

We have named Bull’s privacy practice group The Data Protection Factory. This group of 8 enthusiast privacy lawyers decided life is too short not to have a privacy conference in the Swiss Alps. Bull is a leading technology oriented, full service law firm located in Oslo, Norway. Partner/ attorney Kristian Foss is coordinating from BULL.