i2Coalition & eco Announce Collaborative Privacy Roundtable Series: Transatlantic Dialogues
Washington DC; January 22nd, 2018 – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) and eco: Association of the Internet Industry are announcing a new roundtable series, Transatlantic Dialogues, designed to frame the future of personal data protection on both sides of the Atlantic.
i2Coalition and eco will be hosting three Transatlantic Dialogues that bring together high-level representatives from the U.S. House of Representatives, the European Parliament, and the German Bundestag, along with data protection experts, industry leaders, and the most relevant associations of the Internet industry.
The roundtable series includes:
- Washington D.C. (tbd, delayed due to partial U.S. government shutdown)
The EU-US Privacy Shield governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the United States. For the Internet economy on both sides of the Atlantic, a cooperative and long-term data protection regime is a necessary basis for any business model in which personal data is stored and processed across borders. However, the EU-US Privacy Shield has been criticized since its launch in 2016.
In the United States, an alternative model to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being discussed. As the leading associations of the Internet industry in Europe and the United States, eco & i2Coalition would like you to join them in a discussion relaying the experience and needs of their members.
“The transatlantic privacy discussion has been clouded by rhetoric and misunderstanding,” i2Coalition Co-Founder & Policy Chair David Snead said. “Now is the perfect opportunity for US and EU policymakers to create a bridge between privacy structures. I look forward to a frank, honest, and productive series of workshops discussing real policy solutions.”
The organizations seek to establish long-term legal certainty for companies, while maintaining effective regulations that protect personal data. This is an opportunity to work toward alignment of the necessary framework conditions in the European Union and the United States.