In 2000, the European Commission adopted Safe Harbor, which was a framework designed to allow data from the EU to be sent to the US without breaching the EU Data Protection Directive.
This agreement went unchallenged for 13 years, but following the case filed by the Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems, in October of 2015 the European Commission ruled that Safe Harbor failed to offer the necessary protection of EU citizens personal data. For a moment it looked as if this landmark decision would have a dramatic outcome on all data transfer between the EU and the US, but then in early February of 2016, the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement was reached to fill the void left by the removal of Safe Harbor.
For litigators on both sides of the Atlantic, the subject of cross-border data transfer within the realm of eDiscovery, or eDisclosure, has always been somewhat ambiguous, even prior to the ruling in October of 2015.
Therefore in light of the decision in February of 2016, BDO invites you to participate in a discussion that will cover the following topics:
- How litigators took advantage of the old Safe Harbor agreement when transferring data to the US that was deemed relevant to litigation or investigations originating in the US
- The current state of Data Protection –what the implications are for litigators now that the EU-US Privacy shield is in place
- How to practically manage data preservation, collection, processing and hosting for multi-jurisdictional matters with data in the EU and US
- A look ahead to what might be the legal framework in the future.
- Anthony Wilson, formerly the head of International Assistance at the SFO
- Sue Knox, Litigation Support Manager at Mayer Brown International LLP
- Daniel Cooper, Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
- Will Wilkinson, Head of Forensic Technology, BDO UK LLP.
55 Baker Street
Company: BDODate: 05 May 2016
Apply before: 04 May 2016
Event type: Seminar