On January 22nd, the Swiss-Chinese Law Association (SCLA) and the European Association of Data Protection Professionals (EADPP) discussed deepening cooperation. Professor Romeo Kadir, Vice President of EADPP and Chairman of the Certification Committee, Olga, Chairman of EADPP Greece and Certified Arbitrator, Olga Tsiptse, and Zhang Tianze, Director of Swiss-Chinese Law Association, attended the meeting.
Mr. Zhang Tianze of SCLA firstly introduced the values and vision of SCLA. SCLA has more than 160 professional members from more than 14 countries and regions. In line with the value of connecting legal people, during the epidemic, SCLA has adjusted to an online office and established the association’s “future cloud” collaboration system (cloud.cnsla.org), the global free meeting system (meet.cnsla.org), and the recently launched SCLA Academy (academy.cnsla.org). In addition, the SCLA Law Review has enjoyed a high reputation in the industry since its inception. All this is designed to better connect legal professionals in different places and to realize the association’s value concept: to be a global community, a global vision, and a global voice for legal professionals in China and Europe, says Zhang Tianze. For example, in data protection, China desperately needs Chinese legal professionals who understand European laws and regulations and look forward to building courses together to fill the gap in this important fundamental area.
Prof. Romeo Kadir started his presentation by introducing the European Association of Data Protection Professionals (EADPP), whose main purpose is to promote, organize, structure, and represent the certification and development of data protection professionals in Europe. EDAPP participated in developing the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is currently the only standard-setting body for the qualification of professionals in the EU, with 1100 members. For reasons of impartiality, EADPP itself is not involved in the training of personnel, but this does not prevent cooperation with the Swiss-Chinese Law Association, as we can provide instruction for the courses offered by the Swiss-Chinese Law Association in compliance with EU certification standards.
Professor Romeo Kadir said, I have been to Shenzhen and understand the reality of China’s rapid development. We are eagerly looking forward to signing a memorandum of cooperation with the Swiss-Chinese Law Association as soon as possible and defining the framework and design according to the values of both sides.
The two sides agreed on a timeline for further cooperation.