The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 is concerned with international electronic information management, discovery and disclosure. Its primary concern is organisations which are subject to litigation and regulation in multiple jurisdictions with potentially conflicting international laws.
WG6 is a global forum and think tank for sharing information, developing best practice, and educating on matters of national and international law and policy concerning eDiscovery the management, disclosure and protection of electronically stored information.
Every year, Sedona Conference’s WG6 holds an International programme on cross-border data transfers and data protection laws, each in a different jurisdiction with relevant issues; the most recent ones have been in Dublin, Berlin, Hong Kong and London. This year’s programme is in Budapest on 18 and 19 June. The details, including the agenda, the materials and faculty can be found here.
Attendance is by invitation from that web page, and there is a form for making an application with the question “What can you add to the dialogue?”.
I thoroughly recommend it to anyone with an interest in managing data across borders, both to understand the complex issues which arise and to focus on practical matters. The GDPR will add an extra frisson this year, but it is by no means the only subject on the agenda which you will find at the foot of the event web page.