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EU law regulates and limits the transfer and processing of European individuals’ personal data to non-EU countries, including the U.S. The United States and EU recently negotiated a new mechanism, known as the Privacy Shield, which became effective August 1, 2016, that enables companies to lawfully engage in cross-border transfers of personal data covered by EU law. Bonner and other panelists will explain and answer questions about considerations that go into self-certification under the Privacy Shield, compliance considerations for U.S. companies, dispute resolution and means of enforcement by governmental entities and European residents, and the impact ongoing litigation may have on the application of the Privacy Shield to telecommunications carriers.
Joining Bonner in the discussion will be Shannon Coe, Team Lead for Data Flows and Privacy at the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce; Frances Henderson, Vice President and National Director of Privacy Initiatives for the Council of Better Business Bureaus; and Guilherme Roschke, Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. Attorney Adrienne Fowler of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP will moderate the discussion.
Doug Bonner has more than 20 years of experience representing wireline and wireless telecommunications providers, cable TV, VoIP and broadcast companies in FCC, FTC and state regulatory proceedings, as well as in telecommunications-related litigation. His specific areas of practice include telecommunications and mass media; communications litigation; and antitrust, regulatory and government affairs, relating to the telecom industry.