Alexandra Tsvetkova, Director of LIBRe Foundation, delivered a half-day lecture session on 'GDPR Implementation for eCommerce Platforms' in front of students from the International Summer School in IT Law (IN SITU) 2018 in Hannover, Germany. For another year, participants from over 15 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa visited one of the most prestigious German universities to spend three weeks in discussions with prominent information technology and intellectual property law professionals. The program included a wide variety of topics, ranging from the legal regime of autonomous vehicles to personal data protection after death.

Ms. Tsvetkova had the honour to speak before more than 35 students and legal practitioners about the application of the General Regulation on Data Protection in e-commerce, presenting key aspects of the Regulation, illustrated with numerous examples, practical action guidelines in various business cases, and sharing personal experience. The main focus of the session was on: building a complete and adequate personal data protection programme tailored to the business model and the context of the provided services/products; requirements for the provision of information and transparency of data processing in business processes and services provided by e-commerce platforms as an opportunity to build trust between supplier and consumer (considering both personal data protection and consumer protection regimes); specifics of working with children; and practical guidelines for the implementation of the privacy-by-design principle both in business model and software development stages.

A special study case addressing the issues described above was designed for the purposes of the exam at the end of the training period within each summer school edition.

Ms Tsvetkova's participation was highly appreciated by all participants in view of its practical focus and the accessibility and applicability of the material, while the study case she proposed was one of the most frequently chosen during the exam.