Understanding the U.S. Safe Harbor for Legally Transferring Personal Data

The Conference Board, Inc., February 2009
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This webcast shows participants the advantages and disadvantages of using the Safe Harbor as a legal method for transferring personal data.

Webinar Highlights

The U.S. Safe Harbor is an agreement between the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce lets enables organizations show their compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive. This arrangement allows the transfer of personal data from EU countries to the U.S. in circumstances where the transfer would otherwise not meet the EU Data Protection Directive's adequacy test for privacy protection. This webcast shows participants the advantages and disadvantages of using the Safe Harbor as a legal method for transferring personal data.

This webcast will discuss:

  • What does the U.S. Safe Harbor cover and how does the U.S. Department of Commerce implement it?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages for companies and individuals as they prepare for self-declared certification to comply with Safe Harbor criteria?
  • What are alternative legal ways for companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S.?
  • Should companies rely on the Safe Harbor to legalize their transfers of personal data?

Panelists:

  • James Michael, Editor, Privacy Laws & Business International Newsletter, Privacy Laws & Business
  • Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business
  • Nick Tyler, Global Privacy Counsel, Global Privacy Office, AstraZeneca

Moderator:

Andrew Tank, Executive Director, Administration and Communications, The Conference Board Europe

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