Data Protection & Cinsumer Protection

March 10, 2023
Friday March 10, 2023
9:30h – 17:00h (CET)

The interconnections between data protection and consumer protection are growing. Increasingly EU legislation contains provisions which raise issues of possible conflicts of rules. The EU and the national courts are faced with a number of difficult cases. But especially at a practical level, businesses are not altogether sure on how to be compliant with the complex normative framework.

On the one hand there is a settled corpus of Directives and case-law on consumer protection which has developed over the last four decades. On the other hand, there is the right to individual privacy and to data protection enshrined in articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and which are becoming a distinctive feature of the EU vis-à-vis the rest of the world.

The Seminar wishes to investigate some of the many outstanding issues, profiting of the extremely rich experience developed over the last years in the countries which are represented in the South EU Google Data Governance Chair.


Data Protection & Consumer Protection
EU Law on dark patterns: challenges ahead
Towards a regulatory data protection law?
Data Subject’s Rights and Consumer Contracts for the Supply of Digital Content and Services
The Interplay between Data Protection Law and Consumer Protection Law


Opening Session

9.30 - 10.00
Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, Professor of Comparative Law – Roma Tre University – Data subjects / Data consumers / Data producers
Andrea Stazi, Regulatory Affairs Lead South Europe and Academic Outreach Europe, Google

Keynote Speech

10.00 - 10.30
Pasquale Stanzione, Emeritus Professor of Private Law – President of the Italian Data Protection Authority

The Point of View of the Institutions and of Academic Scholarship

10.30 - 13.00
Giovanni Calabrò, Italian Competition and Consumer Authority
Paulo Fonseca, Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection
Georgios Kontis, Hellenic Data Protection Authority
Charo Fernando Magarzo, Autocontrol . Spanish Advertising Self-Regulatory Organization-European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)
Guido Alpa, Emeritus Professor of Private Law – La Sapienza University

The Point of View of the Institutions and of Academic Scholarship

14.00 - 16-30
Maria da Graça Canto Moniz, South EU Google Data Governance Chair – Nova School of Law - Lisbon
Alberto De Franceschi, Professor of Private Law – University of Ferrara
Giorgio Giannone Codiglione, Professor of Comparative Law - University of Salerno
Dianora Poletti, Professor of Private Law - Corte di Cassazione
Georgios Yannopoulos, Professor of IT Law and Legal Informatics – University of Athens
Giuseppe Versaci, Assistant Professor of Private Law – University of Insubria

Closing Remarks

José Luis Piñar, Professor of Administrative Law – CEU-San Pablo University

The South EU Google Data Governance Chair focuses on scientific reflection and research in the academic field on Data Governance in the context of European countries. The Chair analyzes the challenges of Law and Data Governance in areas such as Big Data, Data Driven Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and International Flows of Personal Data.