Event: Transatlantic Dialogue Part III – The Future of EU-US Privacy Shield: Washington D.C., May 22, 2019
i2Coalition & eco invite you to frame the future of personal data protection on both sides of the Atlantic at our Washington D.C. roundtable.
On May 22, 2019 at 1pm, key individuals in government, industry and academia will converge on Capitol Hill to discuss the legal frameworks that could make or break the Internet economy on both sides of the Atlantic.
The leading associations of the Internet industry in Europe and the United States, the i2Coalition and eco will host its final roundtable in its three-part Transatlantic Dialogue series, bringing together high-level individuals from the United States House of Representatives, the European Parliament, and the German Bundestag, along with data protection experts, Internet industry leaders, and leading Internet associations and policy think tanks.
The EU-US Privacy Shield governs the protection of personal data stored, processed and transferred from a member state of the European Union to the United States – it’s the de facto data protection regime that every Internet business relies upon for dealing with both sides of the Atlantic. This sort of framework is absolutely necessary and yet the EU-US Privacy Shield is far from permanent and remains a target for criticism.
And as alternative models to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are discussed, it’s necessary to evaluate any new regulations in conversation with EU-US Privacy Shield.
Many companies and civil society organizations seek effective regulation that protects personal data and long-term legal certainty around data laws. This is an opportunity to work toward alignment of the necessary framework conditions in the European Union and the United States.
The previous roundtables happened in Brussels on February 7, 2019, and Berlin February 12, 2019.
Here is some interesting background reading on transatlantic data flows:
- i2Coalition: Transatlantic Dialogues Privacy Roundtable Reading List
- Server Side: David Snead On i2Coalition/eco Transatlantic Dialogues Privacy Roundtables
- eco: Transatlantic Dialogue: USA and EU Need Synchronized Data Protection
- dotmagazine: EU-US Privacy Shield from the US Perspective
- dotmagazine: EU-US Privacy Shield from the European Perspective