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3rd GRUR Expert Round Table 2022 - The EU Data Act

The Data Act Proposal was finally published by the EU Commission on Feb 23, 2022. Following our first Round Table on the topic in December 2021 this GRUR Expert Round Table will now look at the main issues that are covered by the EU Data Act and give a first evaluation of its adequacy and its consequences. The focus will be on access rights, fairness in B2B contracts and competitive cloud services markets.

The webinar will bring together legal experts in the field of information law and data rights and the discussion will bring forward the critical points that have been identified so far from a theoretical as well as practical point of view. Inconsistencies and prospects of different options of implementation will be subject of scrutiny and constructive discussions.


14.00 – 14.05 Welcome and short introduction

Dr Gert Würtenberger, GRUR President; Lawyer, Meissner Bolte, Munich

14.05 – 14.30 The proposal for a Data Act – the perspective of the EU Commission

Dr Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, Team Leader – EU Policy, Data Policy & Innovation (CNECT.G.1), EU Commission, Brussels

14.30 – 15.45 Fairness in data access and use New data access rights – a first evaluation

Prof. Dr Josef Drexl, LL.M. (UC Berkeley
), Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition; Honorary Professor at the University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kerber, Head of Research Group Economic Policy, School of Business & Economics, Philipps Universität Marburg

“Implementing access rights under the Data Act: The role of contracts and technical standards”

Prof. Dr Axel Metzger, LL.M. (Harvard), Professorship for Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law, especially Industrial Property Law, Humboldt University of Berlin

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 16.40 Panel discussion: data access and use – is it fair and efficient?


Prof. Dr Maximilian Becker, Chair of Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law and Media Law, University of Siegen; Co-Chair of the GRUR Expert Committee on Data Rights

Dr Michael Dose, Senior Manager Data Policy, BDI – Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., Berlin

Dr Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, EU Commission, Brussels

Prof. Dr Josef Drexl, LL.M. (UC Berkeley), MPI for Competition & Innovation, Munich

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Kerber, Philipps University of Marburg

Prof. Dr Axel Metzger, LL.M. (Harvard), Humbold University of Berlin


Prof. Dr Gerald Spindler, Chair of Department of Civil Law, Commercial and Economic Law, Comparative Law, Multimedia- and Telecommunication Law, University of Göttingen

Prof. Dr Herbert Zech, Chair of Civil Law, Technology and IT Law, Director at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society; Humboldt University of Berlin;

Co-Chairs of the GRUR Expert Committee on Data Rights

16.40 – 17.00 Data portability in cloud services for non-personal data – a principle in the emerging European data law

Dr Inge Graef, Associate Professor of Competition Law, Tilburg University; affiliated to the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

followed by Q&A

17.00– 17.30 Database rights and trade secret protection in machine-generated data

Prof. Dr Andreas Wiebe, LL.M. (Virginia), Chair of Civil Law, Competition and Intellectual Property Law, Media and Information Law, Georg-August-University of Göttingen; Co-Chair of the GRUR Expert Committee on Data Rights

followed by Q&A

17.30 - 18.00 Wrap-up & closing remarks


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With your registration you agree to the storage and processing of personal data according to the data protection declaration as follows:

1) By registering for the webinar, you confirm that you have received, read and understood the notification pursuant to Art. 13 GDPR, which can be accessed here, and that you agree to the storage and processing of your personal data on that basis.

2) By registering for the webinar, you agree that the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) may process and store all data that has been or will be collected for the purpose of organising the webinar "The EU Data Act" and for event information. This includes contact data such as title, first and last name, institution, address and e-mail address.

The data protection declaration for the website of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) can be here.


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Date (from) 2022-05-18
Time (start) 14:00 - 18:00
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