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2023 University of Exeter Lasok Lecture

Exeter Law School CELS Lasok Lecture 2023

Event details

Join us for our annual Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) Lasok Lecture 2023 on Wednesday 8 November, 12.30-1.30pm followed by a buffet lunch, 1.30-2.30pm.

We are delighted, in our centenary year, to announce that Christopher Docksey, Honorary Director-General of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and past lecturer at Exeter Law School will be speaking on ‘The Court of Justice and traits and trends in data protection law’. This lecture will be introduced by Paul Lasok, Exeter alumnus and son of Dominic Lasok.

Please note – this event has been rescheduled from March 2023.

The lecture is being run as a hybrid event for invited University of Exeter staff, students, and alumni. If you can, we would love for you to come to the Streatham campus in Exeter and you are warmly welcome to stay for a buffet lunch following the lecture. If you would like to attend the lecture virtually, the zoom details will be sent to you closer to the time once you have booked a place.

To find out more information and book to attend either in person or virtually please go to the booking form.

Lasock Lecture series information
The annual Lasok Lecture, held since 1977, attracts eminent speakers including EU commissioners, politicians and judges to deliver a paper on an aspect of European Union law of current and significant interest to a wide public audience. The lectures are named after Dominic Lasok QC (1921-2000), Emeritus Professor of European Law. Professor Lasok was one of the pioneers of the academic world of European Law. As the first Director of the University of Exeter's Centre for European Legal Studies, Professor Lasok developed the LLM European Law. He received many honours including Honorary Doctorates from Universities in Aix-Marseilles, Istanbul and Poznan, honorary membership of the Virginia Bar, the Polish Order of Merit and was an officer of the French L'Ordre des Palmes Academiques. As a tribute to this remarkable man, the University has a memorial fund in his name, the money from which is used to improve the resources of the Lasok Law Library.

Speaker information
Christopher Docksey was appointed as Honorary Director-General of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) after serving as Director in charge of the EDPS Secretariat. He started his career as a law lecturer in the UK (incl. at the University of Exeter Law School) and the US before moving to the European Commission. As a member of the Commission Legal Service he was the Legal Adviser responsible for providing legal advice on data protection legislation, on negotiations on international data transfers, and for representing the Commission in the data protection cases heard before the European courts.

Since retiring from the EDPS he has been appointed as Member of the Data Protection Authority of Guernsey and as a Member of the Advisory Board of the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity at the University of Maastricht. He has written numerous articles on privacy and data protection and is one of the authors and principal Editors (with Professors C. Kuner and L. Bygrave) of the Oxford University Press Commentary on the General Data Protection Regulation. He has spoken regularly at international conferences on data protection law and case law and has lectured on data protection law at numerous universities in Europe and the U.S.