Data Protection Academy: Blockchain and the Data Protection Paradox

Speaking Engagement | October.25.2022 | 11am - 2pm (Central Standard Time)


In collaboration with BDO USA, LLP, Daniel Forester and Nicholas Farnsworth will lead “Blockchain and the Data Protection Paradox,” a Data Protection Academy training course.

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 attending this course, 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


  • Daniel Forester - Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Nicholas Farnsworth – Managing Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Karen Schuler - Global Head of Privacy & Data Protection, BDO USA, LLP
  • Taryn Crane - US Head of Privacy & Data Protection, BDO USA, LLP

CLE Credits Available: Y