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Privacy Shield - A "How-to" Guide on Navigating Its Process, Risks and Opportunities

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This program will explore implementation strategies and roadmaps for enrolling in the new Privacy Shield. As of August 1, 2016, Privacy Shield replaced the defunct Safe Harbor for data transfers from the European Union to the United States. Companies have adopted different approaches in addressing Privacy Shield principles, wrestled with how to achieve compliance and have turned to mechanisms such as EU Model Clauses or even taking a wait-and-see noncompliant posture. The Privacy Shield requires significant compliance steps, including heightened notice requirements and stronger redress mechanisms for EU citizens – with possible Dept. of Commerce audits. It also mandates a third party vendor management system so that the organization conforms its contracts with third-party processors to the new onward transfer requirements. The Safe Harbor program, which was relied upon by nearly 4,400 US-based multinational organizations, was declared inadequate in an October 2015 decision by the European Court of Justice.


Registration Categories:
BBA Member – Free. Included as part of your membership.
Non-Member - $100.00

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Refunds & Cancellations:
Please note that refunds will only be allowed for cancellation notices received at least 24 hours before the program.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Julia Carvalho


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