On January 28, Alston & Bird presented “Practical and Strategic Considerations in Today’s EU Data Transfer Landscape.” The panel addressed new laws and breaking events in European Union data privacy.
The panel reviewed the status of talks around a revised “Safe Harbor 2.0” following the invalidation of Safe Harbor last October. The panel offered strategic next steps for dealing with data transfers whether or not U.S. and E.U. officials agree to a revised Safe Harbor framework. (At the time of this post, it appears that a revised Safe Harbor 2.0 framework has been agreed.)
Other key privacy and security issues discussed include:
- the upcoming implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, which potentially poses significant new risks for global businesses, and
- the recently-passed Network and Information Security Directive.
- Jan Dhont (leader of Alston & Bird’s European Privacy & Data Security Practice),
- Alston & Bird Senior Counsel Peter Swire, and
- Jim Grady, Associate General Counsel, Aon Hewitt