Paul Breitbarth

Paul Breitbarth is a privacy lawyer from the Netherlands. In 2016, he joined the Canadian privacy software and research company Nymity, which became part of TrustArc in November 2019. He currently serves as Director, EU Policy and Strategy and is based at TrustArc’s office in The Hague, the Netherlands. As part of the Privacy Intelligence team, Paul contributes to the company’s content development and thought leadership, via papers, webinars, podcasts and public speaking opportunities on a variety of topics, including accountability, the demonstration of compliance and dealing with multiple data protection laws with one single privacy program. Paul also maintains regulator contacts across the EU and beyond. Paul is Senior Visiting Fellow and member of the Advisory Board at Maastricht University’s European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity.

Before joining Nymity, Paul served as senior international officer at the Dutch Data Protection Authority. He was an active member of various Article 29 Working Party subgroups, co-authoring opinions on the data protection reform, surveillance, the Privacy Shield and others. In 2015, he organized the International Privacy Conference in Amsterdam. Paul holds a Master of Laws from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

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The recent Schrems II decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is invalid. TrustArc’s Paul Breitbarth offers guidance for companies on how to maintain compliance going forward. Thousands of businesses regularly transfer personal data between EU countries and the U.S. The Privacy Shield agreement governed those transfers, but in July, the European Court...

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