Data Protection Academy: Blockchain and the Data Protection Paradox

Data Protection Academy: Blockchain and the Data Protection Paradox

Blockchain is disrupting the way organizations operate and serve consumers. Privacy and data protection are disrupting the way organizations implement new practices, technologies, and policies. Regardless of the industry or jurisdiction, blockchain, data protection, and privacy impact companies of all sizes and executives must understand how one implicates the other.

This course is designed to help you understand blockchain and data protection, along with a review of impending regulations and laws. Finally, the course walks you through data protection considerations that are essential to integrating blockchain solutions into its business. 

By viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental differences between distributed ledger technologies
  • Explain blockchain use cases
  • Introduction to privacy and data protection, EU regulations and the impact on blockchain technologies
  • EU GDPR, ePrivacy Directive, and MiCA implications on blockchain
  • Understand how to evaluate blockchain privacy and data protection considerations
  • Conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (‘DPIA’) for blockchain technologies
  • Outline blockchain Data Protection by Design and by Default techniques


Karen Schuler - Principal; Governance, Risk & Compliance National Practice Leader Global Privacy Services Co-Leader, BDO USA, LLP 

Darien O'Hara - Manager, BDO USA, LLP 

Justin Wolfgang, Sr. - Senior Associate, BDO USA, LLP

Melinda Linkous - Sr. Manager, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Privacy Technology Leader, BDO USA, LLP 

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For questions about this event and other upcoming Data Protection Academy events, please contact our team