Monday, December 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST


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Alexa Lee
Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)

The Future of EU-US Data Flows Post-Schrems:
Challenges and Opportunities

December 14, 2020 (Monday) 9 am -10:30 am EST (15.00-16.30 hrs Brussels time)

On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released the decision on the so-called “Schrems II” case, and the ruling invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. While Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) remain valid in principle, the ruling requires data controllers and the DPAs to conduct case by case assessments to determine whether the laws of a given third country in practice prevent the data transfers from meeting EU standards. The concerns raised by the CJEU citing the lack of individual redress and lack of proportionality on U.S. national security and surveillance practices indicates a need for a global solution on privacy and surveillance issues.

In light of the most recent developments in the debate, including the discussions for an enhanced EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, the US government’s guidance post-Schrems, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) consultation on supplementary measures and the Commission’s draft modernised SCCs. We invite you to join our panel to hear from the experts’ recommendations and their views on how to possibly find solutions that uphold individual rights while enabling transatlantic data flows. 

Theodore Christakis
, Professor of International and European Law at the University Grenoble Alpes
Alex Greenstein, Director of Privacy Shield, U.S. Department of Commerce
Nathalie Laneret, Director of Privacy Policy, Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL)
Ralf Sauer,
Deputy Head of Unit - International Data Flows and Protection at European Comission - DG Justice and Consumers
Peter Swire
, Senior Counsel of Alston & Bird and Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology