Quo Vadis?: US Corporate Data Security in a Post-“Safe Harbor” World

Tuesday, January 12, 2016| 6 pm – 8 pm 


PROGRAM CHAIR Joshua Graubart Law Offices of Joshua Graubart, PC

Joshua Graubart
Law Offices of Joshua Graubart, PC


  • More than 4,000 United States companies, big and small, utilize the so-called “Safe Harbor” mechanism to comply with European data privacy regulations.  On October 6, 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the “Safe Harbor” mechanism.  By the end of January 2016, these companies must make substantial changes or risk sanctions from every data protection authority in the European Union.

    Far from arcane, this CJEU decision is of immediate importance to thousands of American businesses that operate digitally.  The panelists will addresses the real-world compliance requirements for US businesses handling the data of European Citizens, and provide a background of European data privacy law, an insider’s view of the people and players driving the evolving regulatory landscape.

    Live Program/Webcast/DVD/CD : $99 Member | $199 Nonmember
    On-Demand: $69 Member/$169 Nonmember
    Materials Only (No CLE Credit): $99 Member/$129 Nonmember

  • Patrick J. Burke
    Senior Counsel
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stephan Grynwajc
    Managing Partner
    Law Office of S. Grynwajc, PLLC

    Maia T. Spilman
    Law Office of Maia T. Spilman, LLC

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm Introduction
    6:05 pm – 6:20 pm

    Safe Harbor – Context & History

    • What is it? Who uses it?
    6:25 pm – 6:40 pm

    ECJ Decision in case 362/14

    • Schrems v Irish Data Protection Commissioner
    6:40 pm – 6:55 pm

    Article 29 Working Party, EU Commission (Parliament)

    • History, Politics, Guidance
    6:55 pm – 7:30 pm

    Discussion & Mock ups of Alternatives: Binding Corporate Rules and Model Clauses

    • Walk-through of the process of model clauses and BCR’s
    7:30 pm – 7:45 pm

    Updates on Safe Harbor 2.0 and other developments

    • What companies are actually doing to date
    7:45 pm – 8:00 pm

    Questions & Answers


  • NY: 2.0 PP

    NJ: 2.3 General

    CA: 2.0 General

    PA: 1.5 General

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