The Sedona Conference is organising a webinar on 6 November called US – UK – EU cross-border data transfers after Brexit.
As I write, it is far from clear what will happen on or before 31 October. Will there be a deal? Will UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson be forced to request an extension? If Brexit has not happened by 31 October, we can be reasonably sure that Johnson’s promise to be dead in a ditch will go the way of all his other promises. Merely to recite that he said this illustrates the absurdity of the whole business.
Whatever happens, it is important to consider what impact Brexit will have on day-to-day cross-border data transfers, and this is the subject of the webinar. What will be the impact of Brexit on day-to-day cross-border data transfers, on data protection regulation and enforcement, and on cross-border collection, processing, and transfer of data to meet litigation and regulatory requirements?
The panel members are Denise Backhouse of Littler Mendelson, Craig Earnshaw of FTI Consulting, Natascha Gerlach of Cleary Gottlieb, Rohan Massey of Ropes & Gray, and Ralf Sauer, Deputy Head, Unit for International Data Flows at the European Commission. The moderator is Kenneth Withers of the Sedona Conference.