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Extraterritorial scope of the GDPR: are you in or are you out?



The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published guidelines on the territorial scope of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in November 2018, followed by a public consultation that closed in January 2019. This webinar will analyse Article 3 of GDPR, focusing on the clarifications made by the EDPB. It will also evaluate any remaining lacunae in the guidelines and their implications for organisations doing business outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It will address practical issues that organisations should consider and provide specific examples of GDPR’s reach and impact in non-EEA markets.   


Soumya Patnaik

Soumya Patnaik is a data protection consultant at PrivacyPerfect. Throughout her career, she has had extensive experience assisting multinational organisations in navigating privacy laws across jurisdictions. Prior to joining PrivacyPerfect, she obtained an LLM in advanced studies in law and digital technologies from Leiden University, where she graduated top of her class.

She is a qualified advocate registered with the Bar Council of India and practised law for several years at a leading law firm in India, with a primary sector focus on knowledge-based industries. During this time, she advised numerous global tech giants as well as start-ups on diverse issues ranging from foreign investment and market entry strategy to cross-border transactions involving international data transfers. She has been ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.

Clients value her practical approach to legal advice, broad international experience and hands-on attitude.

Tess Priester

Tess Priester is a legal data protection consultant at PrivacyPerfect. For the past five years she has advised a range of government bodies, healthcare providers and multinationals on how to set up their privacy governance programmes and how to tackle complex legal data protection matters. She is an expert in data protection in situations where there are multiple parties involved and therefore multiple applicable data protection frameworks, such as the GDPR, the EU Police Directive and other sector-specific data protection laws.

Her professional strengths include translating complex matters into easily understandable concepts and finding practical and innovative solutions that businesses can move forward with. Others describe her as powerful, energetic and accurate.


Soumya Patnaik
Tess Priester


26 March 2019
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min