14-16 May | Riga - Latvia

SPRING
CONFERENCE
2024

32nd European Conference of Data protection Authories

Dear Members and Observers of the Conference of European Data Protection Authorities, Dear Colleagues,

The Data State Inspectorate of Latvia was so excited to host this important conference in Riga for the first time. Our warmest thank you to all of you for participating and being together!

Dear Conference participants,

We cordially invite you to participate once again in the Spring Conference open day!

In collaboration with the Interim Steering Group of the Conference, we have carefully chosen four topics for the closed session and two for the open day. These topics are thoughtfully selected to engage all participants and are sure to spark high interest!

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In addition to the carefully curated agenda focusing on data protection, Riga offers a captivating backdrop for our conference. Nestled along the banks of the Daugava River, this historic city boasts a rich tapestry of culture, architecture, and innovation. Participants can look forward to immersing themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Riga while exchanging insights and forging connections with fellow professionals from EEA countries and beyond. Whether exploring the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, savoring traditional Latvian cuisine, or discovering the city’s burgeoning tech scene, there is no shortage of experiences to inspire and energize our time together.

 

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Over the years, the Latvian Data State Inspectorate has organized several international conferences within the data protection sector. We are deeply honored to extend a heartfelt welcome to all participants of the forthcoming “Spring Conference.” This gathering stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering greater collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange within the industry. We are excited to facilitate enriching discussions, forge new partnerships, and explore cutting-edge developments that will shape the future of data protection. Join us as we embark on this journey towards advancing our collective understanding and practices in safeguarding data privacy and security.

 

We work together as a unified team to protect data subjects for the broader good of society

Event Programme

Members only
Open for everyone

08:30 - 09:00

Registration Welcome coffee and networking

09:00 - 09:10

Opening speech

09:10 - 11:10

Panel V: Navigating the AML regulations and GDPR: challenges, cooperation and compliance

  1. The essential role of personal data in AML compliance
  2. Areas where AML and GDPR objectives align and where they diverge;
  3. The future of AML collaboration and a smarter, smaller data collection burden on society
  4. Predicting the evolving landscape of AML and GDPR in the context of global financial regulation.

Discussion: Navigating the AML regulations and GDPR: challenges, cooperation and compliance

Lectors:

Lāsma Dilba

MODERATOR- Deputy director of the Latvian Data State Inspectorate

Ann Neville (remote participation)

Policy Officer at the Financial Crime Unit of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability

Dr. Michelle Frasher, PhD, CAMS

CEO & Principal Frasher Risk Advisory LLC

Nick J Maxwell

Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) research programme

Andris Stengrevics

Chair of GDPR Working Group, Finance Latvia Association, Data protection and processing governance manager (Compliance (legal) team) at Citadele banka (CIPP/E)

11:10 - 11:50

Coffee break and networking

11:50 - 13:50

Panel VI: Strengthening AML and GDPR compliance through collaborative strategies

  1. Guidelines on data protection and anti-money laundering
  2. The role of DPOs in the scope of successful implementation of the GDPR and AML requirements
  3. Best practices and challenges for businesses operating in the Fintech sector;
  4. Cooperation between AML and data protection enforcement authorities (examples).

Discussion: Strengthening AML and GDPR compliance through collaborative strategies

Lectors:

Laima Letiņa

MODERATOR- Director General (Chief State Notary) to the Register of the Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia

Jekaterina Macuka

Director at Data State Inspectorate of the Republic of Latvia

Veronika Sajadova

Data Protection Expert | Certified DPO, CIPP/E | Included in the Support Pool of Experts by the EDPB | PostDoc | Researcher | Lecturer

Marine Krasovska

Head of FinTech supervision department, Latvijas Banka

Eduard Hovsepyan (remote participation)

Sanctions & AML Regulatory Advisor, Euroclear & Member of the EBF Information Sharing Task Force

13:50 - 14:00

Closing Speech

Where to Stay

Hotel Avalon

13.Janvara str. 19, Riga, Latvia

25 min with taxi

120 min by foot

60 min by public transport

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Hilton Garden Inn Riga Old Town

Grecinieku str. 25, Riga, Latvia.

27 min with taxi

120 min by foot

57 min by public transport

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Wellton Riverside SPA Hotel

11. Novembra krastmala 33, Riga, Latvia

29 min with taxi

130 min by foot

59 min by public transport

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Hotel Gutenbergs

Address: Doma laukums 1, Riga Latvia

24 min with taxi

120 min by foot

59 min by public transport

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