The Affiliated Speakers Series

April 12, 2017

The Pamplin College of Business and University Libraries welcomed W. Gregory Voss on the evening of April 12 to a filled auditorium of students and faculty. Voss was the first speaker in a new speaker series featuring international scholars, which embodies a joint collaboration between Pamplin and the Library. His discussion focused on data protection and data ethics within the European Union and highlighted issues for global companies.

Dr. Voss is a Professor of Business Law at Toulouse Business School in France. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School, and a postgraduate degree in Law and Information Systems from Toulouse University.

Voss’s research interests include the Law of Information and Communication Technologies, European Union Copyright Law, International Corporate Legal Strategy, Compliance and Innovation, and Aviation and Aerospace Law. He presents his knowledge on issues related to data protection law at seminars in France, Spain, Canada, and the United States. His work has been published in U.S. and European academic journals on his expertise. Voss has also co-written a book published by the American Bar Association called “Navigating EU Privacy and Data Protection Laws”.

Voss’s seminar focused on the different types of privacy that protects data currently in the United States and the European Union. He demonstrated the differences in the EU’s data protection laws and how they have evolved over the years. Voss outlined the goals of data laws that ensure the protection of fundamental rights.

Pamplin’s Dean, Robert T. Sumichrast, was also in attendance to highlight the importance of Voss’s seminar. “The EU has different foundations for privacy laws and brings up valid issues that affect everyone around the world,” stated Sumichrast. “Especially since many companies are located globally, the understanding of the differences make it that much more prominent.”