20th Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference

17 May - 19 May 2017

Session information

Data privacy: challenges in internal cross-board investigations and criminal defence work


Criminal Law Committee (Lead)
Criminal Law Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum (Lead)


This session will look at: • The impact on criminal defence work and on cross-border investigations of European Regulation 679/2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, also in the light of the EU Court of Justice’s jurisprudence (especially the decisions on ‘data retention’) • The relation between data privacy, criminal defence work and banking secrecy, with particular regard to a bank’s position in respect of clients’ security and judicial authority’s requests • Criminal law implications in cross-border investigations with regard to the processing and circulating of personal data • Limits on and problematic issues in data collection for criminal lawyers: processing of personal data and its use in criminal proceedings • Analysis of actual case-law

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Filippo Ferri Cagnola & Associati Studio Legale, Milan, Italy; Publications Officer, Business Crime Committee
Janusz Tomczak Raczkowski, Warsaw, Poland; Conference Coordinator, Criminal Law Committee


George Ayoub Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva, Switzerland
Felix Ka-ho Ng Haldanes , Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR; Regional Representative Asia General, Criminal Law Committee
Su Mei Ong Deutsche Bank, London, England
Lisa Kate Osofsky Exiger, London, England
Wojciech Wiewiorowski EDPS, Brussels, Belgium