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Global Privacy and Trade After Schrems II

Tuesady, July 21, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Join leading academics and policy experts for a virtual discussion on the long-awaited decision in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems, popularly known as Schrems II.

The Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its long-awaited decision in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems, popularly known as Schrems II on July 16, 2020.

The case involves the transfer of personal information from the European Union to the United States. Specifically, the case evaluates the legality of data transfer mechanisms under EU law, including the EU-US Privacy Shield and the EU data transfer template agreements called standard contractual clauses (SCCs). If the justices believe the SCCs fail to do so, the court could suspend data flows from Europe to the US.

Moderator: Prof. Anupam Chander, Tech Institute Faculty Advisor and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

 

PANELISTS:

  • Christopher Kuner, Professor of Law, Brussels Privacy Hub, VUB Brussels; Senior Privacy Counsel, Wilson Sonsini (Brussels)
  • Kenneth Propp, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Paul Schwartz, Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law; Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • Margot Kaminski, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law; Director of the Privacy Initiative at Silicon Flatirons
  • Francesca Rubina Gaudino, Partner, Baker McKenzie

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