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Privacy Shield: The Real Deal or Back to the Drawing Board?


Date: April 14, 2016

Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Location: Webinar


  • Privacy Shield: The Real Deal or Back to the Drawing Board?

About the Webinar 

Privacy Shield isn't a done deal until the Article 29 Working Party (representing the national data protection authorities of the EU) has endorsed it. Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 14, when we will analyze the comments of the Article 29 Working Party on the proposed Privacy Shield arrangements between the US and the EU. We are expecting the Article 29 Working Party to adopt a common position on Privacy Shield at a plenary meeting on April 12 and 13 and to publish its decision on April 13 or 14 (the webinar date will be pushed back if they don’t stick to that timeline). The Article 29 Working Party’s views are critical to the adoption and success (both practical and legal) of Privacy Shield because the national DPAs will be the arbiters of the initial legal attacks that are almost certain to be made on Privacy Shield once it is adopted. If the Article 29 Working Party comes out in favor of Privacy Shield prior to its adoption, it will be a lot tougher for the DPAs to turn around later and agree with complainants that Privacy Shield is, after all, inadequate and should be struck down. So the Article 29 Working Party has compelling incentives to scrutinize the draft Privacy Shield decision very carefully over the next five weeks.

On April 14, we will discuss whether the Commission draft has survived the review without any vulnerabilities being identified that would force the Commission to reopen negotiations with the US for further protections.


  • Thursday, April 14th, 2016
  • 1PM EST

Click here to view the presentation. 


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Cynthia J. Larose


Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.