The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (“GRA”), as the Information Commissioner, is this week hosting the European Case Handling Workshop 2021 (“ECHW 2021”). The ECHW is an annual feature in the calendar of European Data Protection Authorities. The ECHW is a sub-group of the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities, commonly known as the ‘Spring Conference’, which is a platform for international cooperation that the GRA also attends on an annual basis.
The Information Commissioner’s office regularly participates in international workshops and conferences to collaborate on issues of common interest and develop best practice in the field of data protection. Whilst the Spring Conference typically focuses on issues at a policy level, as a subgroup of the Spring Conference, the ECHW focuses on the practical implementation of data protection on a day-to-day basis. It provides authorities from across Europe the opportunity to share their case-handling experiences and good practice on pre-determined topics, in an open, inclusive, and pragmatic forum.