4 June 2018: Conference on "Two Digital Worlds – Data Protection and Data Security in Europe and China"

Data protection and data security issues enjoy top-level priority, not least with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). International companies must observe not only the rules of their home country, but also the standards of the other countries in which they are engaged – and must legally as well as practically bring the different regimes in line in their organization. In 2016, a new Cybersecurity Law came into force in China. This new law – with its unique purpose and implementation – specifically challenges international companies with business in China.

17:00 Entrance and registration

17:30 Welcome and introduction
Dr Rolf Friedewald, Managing Director, Institute for Law and Finance

17:45 Data protection, data security, and data ownership – implications of the GDPR for international companies
Dr Christoffer Bortz, Partner, Neuland legal

18:15 Innovation, digitization, and data security pointed out regarding the value chain of the energy ind ustry
Dr Heinz-A. Krebs, Managing Partner, Green Excellence GmbH

The Chinese Cybersecurity Law – and its implications for international companies
Tim A. Fongern, Partner, Sheng Heng Law Firm

19:15 Panel discussion with company representatives from various sectors
Already confirmed: Kai Jodlauk, Head of Legal & Compliance, Bank of China (Frankfurt Branch), Dr Udo Milkau, Chief Information Officer, DZ Bank and Philipp Zikesch, Lead Senior Legal Counsel , SAP SE ; further panelists are requested.

Snacks and drinks


Institute for Law and Finance
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Paris Room, House of Finance
Campus Westend
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
60323 Frankfurt am Main

The event is free of charge. Please register here.