Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

Data privacy partners at Norton Rose Fulbright invite you to join them on Thursday, April 21 for a discussion on the EU-US Privacy Shield and the impact of the Article 29 Working Party’s formal opinion on the adequacy of the Privacy Shield. The WP29’s formal opinion is expected on April 12th or April 13th.

The discussion will be led by Boris Segalis, co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice in the US, Marcus Evans, data privacy partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s London office and Jay Modrall, anti-trust and competition partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brussels office.

In late 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Schrems decision shifted the authority to make adequacy determinations from the European Commission to national data protection authorities. This decision has since resulted in a trans-Atlantic data transfer crisis.

Earlier this year the European Commission agreed with the United States on a Privacy Shield framework. The WP29 approval of this framework is a critical component to resolving the current issues around data transfer. The organization’s opinion could ultimately determine the validity of the Privacy Shield and other data export solutions, including EU Model Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules.

Topics will include:

  • Key elements of the EU-US Privacy Shield
  • How the Privacy Shield is designed to meet the requirements in the Schrems decision
  • Article 29 Working Party’s position
  • Broad implications on personal data export

Norton Rose Fulbright speakers:

To register: Please click here or email Irene Rosado.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016


  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am PDT
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am MDT
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am CDT
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm BST

Dial-in/log-in: After you RSVP, dial-in/log-in information will be e-mailed to you a day prior to the webinar. This webinar is offered at no charge.

Continuing education information:

We have applied for 1.0 hour of California and Texas CLE credit and 1.0 hour of New York transitional CLE credit. For other states, please contact your bar administrator for questions regarding CLE approval of this course.

For all UK participants, this program has been approved for 1.0 hour of CPD credit.

Update: Norton Rose Fulbright partners Boris Segalis and Marcus Evans have recently discussed the effects of the Article 29 Working Party’s opinion with Law360, see here.