US-EU Safe Harbor Webinar: A Discussion of the Latest Developments

Hosted by Foley Hoag LLP and UK Trade & Investment, The British Consulate General in Boston

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice issued a landmark decision invalidating the US-EU Safe Harbor system. In practice, this means that US organizations can no longer rely on the Safe Harbor system to permit the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the US consistent with Directive 95/46/EC. EU authorities have given the US and EU until the end of January 2016 to find a replacement for the former regime, or enforcement actions could begin.

Foley Hoag and UKTI presented a webinar on November 19, discussing what steps US organizations should take now to comply with the EU data protection regime.

    Speakers:

    • Sean Kagan, Vice Consul, UK Trade & Investment, The British Consulate General in Boston
    • Colin Zick, Partner, Co-Chair Privacy & Data Security Practice, Foley Hoag
    • Catherine Muyl, Partner, Foley Hoag
    • Alice Berendes, Associate, Foley Hoag

    To download the presentation, click here. To read our client alert about the decision, click here.