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IFE by Abilways Event - GDPR & Safe Harbor - What are the implications for intra-group transfers?
Start: 01.45 pm
End: 28/04/2016
05.30 pm
Cost: 50 Euro excl. VAT

Location: Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace, Rue Gineste 3 Ginestraat - B - Bruxelles 1210 Brussel

Please note that this event has now finished.

Mark Blunden, Partner in the commercial and technology group, is speaking at an event in Brussels for IFE by Abilways. 

A key plank of the Juncker Commission's 'Digital Single Market' initiative, initially due for delivery by end 2015, is reform of EU Data Protection legislation. Last October's 'Schrems' Judgement, on EU-US Safe Harbor, seemed to have pushed the reform package 'off-course'. However, December saw the EU Parliament and Council agree a text for the General Data Protection Regulation. Clarification of the newly announced 'Privacy Shield', for EU-US data flows, arrived in early March. This conference reviews the current state of play and asks - Where are we now - sailing into calmer waters?

1:45 pm Registration

2:00 pm Welcome Speech

2:15 pm The New General Data Protection Regulation 

  • Adoption
  • Expanded Territorial Scope
  • One Stop Shop
  • Accountability Principle & The Data Controller
  • Responsibilities of the Data Processor
  • Notification of Security Breaches
  • Increased sanctions for non-compliance
  • What are the implications for intra-group transfers?
  • What implications for marketing & transfers to third parties?

Chris Sherwood - Head of Public Policy, Allegro Group
Isabelle Vereecken - Privacy and data protection Legal advisor, Belgian Data Protection Authority

3.15 pm Coffee networking

3.30 pm EU-US Privacy Shield

  • Significance of 3 February, 2016, announcement by Commissioner Jourova
  • Scope of 'EU-US Privacy Shield' - New rules on data privacy to replace Safe Harbor
  • Meaning of 'equivalence'? Does 'Privacy Shield' adequately address the Schrems criteria?
  • European Commission and the US Government
  • Annual reviews and the 'Privacy Ombudsman'
  • Enhanced monitoring and sanctions?

Mark Blunden - Partner, Boyes Turner Technology Group, Boyes Turner Reading UK
Raffaele Zallone - Formerly IBM's General Counsel for North West Europe, Studio Legale Zallone

4.15 pm Debate

  •  In what ways is your company affected?
  • How will handling of personnel records be affected?
  • What about Cloud services?
  • What actions should Data-Controllers be preparing now?
  • Equivalent responsibilities of the Data-Processor?
  • Implications of the increased sanctions for non-compliance
  • Coordinated enforcement by EU Data Privacy Authorities? Or will enforcement proceed in an ad hoc manner?
  • What form will enforcement by the Department of Commerce take in the USA?

Leonard W.N. Hawkes, Isabelle Vereecken, Mark Blunden, Chris Sherwood & Raffaele Zallone

5.30 pm Closing remarks & end of conference

This event is accredited by OFBG - 3 points

To request a registration form please contact France Noiret on [email protected].

For more information, please contact Mark Blunden


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