EU-US Privacy Shield Self-certification: What Every Company Needs to Know
On July 12 2016, the European Commission formally approved and adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield, providing a new compliance framework for U.S. organizations to protect the personal data of European citizens. The privacy shield is a critical tool that allows U.S. organizations to import personal data from Europe while giving EU citizens greater privacy protections and the ability to file suit in U.S. courts. However, there are many significant details that U.S. businesses must be aware of in order to avoid potential risks and threats.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant issues on the EU-US Privacy Shield. They will also provide a roadmap on how to apply for Privacy Shield self-certification.
Key topics include:
- Overview of the EU-US Privacy Shield
- Safe Harbor v. the Privacy Shield
- US Enforcement Mechanisms
- EU Monitoring
- The Nuts and Bolts of Privacy Shield Self-Certification
- Department of Commerce Self-Certification Guide
- Privacy Shield in the Long Term
Karen H. Bromberg, Partner
Cohen & Gresser LLP
- Overview of self-certification
- Who should self-certify and why
- The process for self-certification
- The responsibilities of certified organizations
Billee Elliott McAuliffe, Member
Lewis Rice LLC
- The basics of the self-certification under the Privacy Shield do not in and of themselves sound too difficult but the “devil is in the details.
- Data integrity and purpose limitation may create some difficulties for U.S. entities – [these new requirements are something many commentators are overlooking but require policy and process changes within participants’ operations. [Major change from the Safe Harbor]. Many vendors who operate wholly within the U.S. are unwilling to adopt the security measures necessary for compliance and are unwilling to accept the risk allocations participants are requesting of them.
- One of the most difficult (if not the most difficult) aspects of the certification process for US entities is the requirement for ensuring accountability for data transferred to third parties.
- Privacy Shield offers a number of options for redress of complaints by individuals [one of the substantial differences from the Safe Harbor]
- Individual recourse options in the Privacy Shield
Guilherme Roschke, Counsel for International Consumer Protection, Office of International Affairs
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
- The general improvements in the Privacy Shield Framework
- The FTC’s enforcement role
- Monitoring of compliance with the Privacy Shield
- New commitments from the FTC
Who Should Attend:
- Privacy and Security Professionals
- Chief Privacy Officers
- Chief Information Officers
- Compliance Officers
- Risk Managers
- Chief Security Officers
- Chief Risk Officers
- Top Level Management
- Public and Private Companies
Billee Elliott McAuliffe graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2001 after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and her Master’s degree from Purdue University. Billee joined Lewis Rice LLC directly after law school, and her practice focuses primarily on information technology. Using her extensive experience throughout corporate law, licensing, cybersecurity and data privacy, Billee ensures that her clients, their data, and the equipment/software in which that data are held—often the company’s largest assets—are adequately protected in every transaction. Additionally, Billee consults with purchasing and selling entities about the purchase/sale and transition of data, software, and IT equipment in various merger and acquisition transactions. Outside her law practice, Billee is a mother of triplets and dedicates much of her free time volunteering for organizations primarily related to children and education.
Billee Elliott McAuliffe graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2001 after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the …
Guilherme Roschke is Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, where he focuses on international privacy issues including Privacy Shield, The Global Privacy Enforcement Network, and the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Previously, he was the Policy Counsel at Common Sense Media where he worked on privacy, and digital literacy. Prior to joining Common Sense Media, Guilherme was a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation (IPR). At IPR, he represented several groups on issues such as children's privacy, the Children's Television Act, and media consolidation.
Prior to law school, Guilherme was a computer programmer with experience in corporate, non-profit, and scientific environments. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York bars, and holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a JD from The George Washington University Law School and an LLM from Georgetown Law.
Guilherme Roschke is Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, where he focuses on international privacy issues …
Karen Bromberg is the head of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology group. Karen is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with certifications covering both U.S. and European privacy law. She advises clients on a broad range of privacy and data protection matters, including privacy policies and procedures, regulatory investigations, global compliance, cross-border data transfers, cybersecurity and network intrusion issues, and contractual issues involving privacy and security with an emphasis on litigation avoidance.
Karen Bromberg is the head of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology group. Karen is a Certified Information Privacy Professional …
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Cohen & Gresser is a midsized international law firm with offices in New York, Paris, Seoul, and Washington, D.C. We represent clients in complex litigation and corporate transactions throughout the world. Founded in 2002, Cohen & Gresser has been recognized in Chambers USA, Legal 500, and Benchmark Litigation, and has grown to nearly seventy lawyers in seven practice areas: Litigation and Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Technology, Privacy and Data Security, White Collar Defense, Corporate, Tax, and Employment Law.