Jul 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Berlin
GDPR & Decentralized Ledger Technologies
A Primalbase Community Meetup
Programme
Blockchain Meetup
The event is for
Primalbase community members
Learn more about decentralized ledger technologies, network with fellow Primalbase members
Blockchain developers
Learn about the legal aspects involved in applying decentralised ledgers to data management
Moderator
Anja Grafenauer
Anja is the co-Founder of privacybyblockchaindesign.com, together with Christian Wirth and Michael Kolain, authors of the paper “Privacy by Blockchain Design” (May 2018). This initiative aims at showing how Blockchain can help raise data protection levels in the digital world to new dimensions. The team is currently working on the – worldwide first – Standard for “DIN SPEC 4997 – Privacy by Blockchain Design: A standardised model for processing personal data using blockchain technology”.
Michael Kolain
Michael Kolain is fully qualified German lawyer and also a Program Coordinator of Transformation of the State in the digital age and Research Assistant at the German Research Institute for Public Administration in Speyer. He has been researching on Blockchain technology and its legal implications (German/European Law) since late 2013. He has co-published several articles in the field and has been invited to speak about this topic by Institutions like Fraunhofer FOCUS.
Christian Wirth
Christian Wirth is a computer scientist and also worked as Senior Blockchain Architect for IBM. He has been researching on Blockchain technology and its legal implications (German/European Law) since late 2013. He has co-published several articles in the field and has been invited to speak about this topic by Institutions like Fraunhofer FOCUS.
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Open discussions around use cases and best practices
Many Blockchain-Start-Ups are working on their technical solutions to sooner or later reach market-readiness. While developing sophisticated decentralized solutions, they often do not focus on legal challenges. «Privacy by Design» is a widely used term, but still hasn’t reached the everyday working processes.

The DIN SPEC 4997 is the first attempt to standardize the best practices in terms of user privacy in the context of Decentralized Ledger Technologies. Through this meetup series, the Primalbase community will gain a significant advantage in terms of both legal and technical best practices, for their DLT based project to get GDPR compliant by design. The publication of the DIN SPEC 4997 is planned for release in December 2019.
Programme
17:30
17:50
Doors open
17:50
18:10
Brief introduction to DIN SPEC 4997
18:10
18:40
The GDPR and privacy impact of using Zcash shielded transactions for SaaS
Silvan Jongerius
18:40
19:10
Q&A and open discussions
19:10
19:40
Blockchain and the GDPR
Jörn Erbguth
19:40
20:20
Q&A and open discussions
20:20
20:40
Open questions
21:00
22:00
Networking and drinks
Registration
Free
Registration is open
2 days
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