SSD Webcast | The New EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: What Software Companies Need to Know

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Since the Safe Harbor framework was invalidated in October 2015, multinational organizations have been scrambling to find alternative legal mechanisms for moving employee and customer data from Europe to the U.S. On July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to meet this need, and beginning on August 1, 2016, companies will be able to self-certify as members of the Privacy Shield through the Commerce Department’s website. This webinar will explore the changing legal landscape surrounding cross-border data transfers, describe key features of the Privacy Shield framework for companies looking to certify, and provide an overview of the enforcement risks for companies that handle EU data.

In this webinar, BakerHostetler Counsel, Melinda McLellan, and Associate, Emily Fedeles, walk through what this change means for the software industry and your company. Key takeaways:

             Background on the development of the Privacy Shield framework

             What companies need to do to certify

             Strategies for assessing whether the Privacy Shield program is right for your business

             Key features of the Privacy Shield that differ from its predecessor, the Safe Harbor framework

             Lingering concerns about the future stability and longevity of the Privacy Shield


Melinda McLellan

Counsel, BakerHostetler


Emily Fedeles

Associate, BakerHostetler


Click here to download a copy of the presentation.

Rhianna Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA. Follow the Software team on Twitter at @SIIASoftware.
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