Panel: Saving GDPR enforcement thanks to procedural harmonisation: Great, but how exactly?

After almost five years of application, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seems to be functioning very well in many ways, but still struggling to unlock its full transformative potential. Effective enforcement is indeed still a pending subject. The (very significant) news is that a consensus has now surfaced on how to deal with the hurdles of the GDPR-as-paper-tiger. There is indeed increasing agreement on the fact that an important part of the problem is the lack of harmonisation of administrative national procedures, and, therefore, procedural harmonisation must be part of the solution. In other terms: administrative law to the rescue. A legislative proposal in this sense seems now in the air.

How should this upcoming initiative look like? What can/should it cover? Will it put an end to Kafkian rollercoasters for complainants of complaining against Big Tech players, and transform the One Stop Shop into the unstoppable enforcement mechanism that EU data protection law needs? Will it guarantee that access to data protection remedies is real – and equally real – for everybody in the EU? How can procedural administrative law help us to get there? This panel will situate this debate, and discuss what is at stake in the near future.



Gloria González Fuster (LSTS/VUB) @FusterGloria


  • Lisette Mustert (Université du Luxembourg) @LisetteMustert
  • Gwendal Le Grand (EDPB) @EU_EDPB
  • Romain Robert (noyb) @TetsuwanAstro @NOYBeu
  • Maria Magierska (European University Institute) @m_mariastefania