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Breakfast meeting to look at EU data sharing laws

Published by Steve Coleman on April 27, 2012

Companies operating in the US and sending information back and forth between North America and the EU could find themselves in hot water if they don't pay attention.

Restrictions imposed by the EU Data Director, safe harbour exceptions and individual European national laws add another layer of complexity to doing business.

Some of the information may even require permission before it can be transferred.

A May 9 breakfast seminar hosted by Sarah Bruno of Washington, D.C. law firm Arent Fox LLP will provide an overview of the data transfer issues between Europe and the United States, the EU Cookie law, as well as how these laws impact US companies.

Among the panelists confirmed for this event are:

  • Frances Henderson, National Director of Privacy Initiatives at the Better Business Bureau
  • Aaron Holbert, Director of Litigation and Legal Affairs at Discovery Communications
  • Allen Brandt, Corporate Counsel, Chief Privacy Official at Graduate Management Admission Council
  • Dr. Fabian Niemann, Partner in IT and technology law at the international law firm Bird & Bird

Panelists will consider strategies for overcoming these issues, as well as relevant U.S. legislation and guidelines, such as the FTC Final Privacy Report and the recent White House proposal.

If you are in town May 9, please join us for what will likely be an informative discussion regarding a hot area of the law.

If you are unable to join us in person, the discussion will also be available by Webinar - please contact Paul Dumansky for more information at or 202.775.5726.

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