Sidley’s Fourth Annual Privacy and Cybersecurity Roundtable

Sidley hosted the firm’s fourth annual Privacy and Cybersecurity Roundtable in the DC office on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Following an introduction by Sidley partner Alan Raul,  Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, and Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, discussed the EU General Data Protection Regulation which will go into effect on May 25, 2018. Both Helen Dixon and Giovanni Buttarelli shared their insights on preparation for, and life after May 25. Following their remarks, Sidley Partner and Privacy practice Co-Leader, Ed McNicholas (D.C.) moderated a lively discussion that included Cam Kerry, Senior Counsel (D.C./Boston) and new Sidley Partner, Wim Nauwelaerts (Brussels).

The second panel explored the future of privacy and cybersecurity enforcement, particularly the FTC’s domestic and international agenda, emerging privacy and cybersecurity regulatory regimes, and the national security implications of privacy and cybersecurity enforcement. Speakers included Maneesha Mithal, the FTC’s Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Julie Brill, Microsoft’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, and former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Several members of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice also contributed to the insightful discussion, including former FTC Chairman and Sidley Senior Counsel, Tim Muris (D.C.), and former Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to President Obama, Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC), and new Sidley Partner, Chris Fonzone (D.C.). The panel was moderated by Sidley Partner, Colleen Brown (D.C).

The event was followed by a networking reception featuring a Taste of “Adequacy” and “Essentially Equivalent” Wines and Spirits.  The menu was inspired by the locations designated as adequate by the EU for purposes of transfers of personal data and highlighted:

ANDORRA: Escudillo Stew Chicken, veal, meatballs, sausage, potatoes, cabbage, white beans, pasta shells in a tomato ragout

FAEROE ISLANDS: Dry Aged Lamb Broth Radish, seaweed, potatoes, rutabaga

ISRAEL: Falafel Traditional hummus, shawarma & pita bread

ISLE OF MAN: Queenies & Herring Queen scallops on the half shell Smoked herring served with vintage cheddar & chili spice

JERSEY: Chicken Savoy Roasted chicken with a garlic, cheese, herb & vinegar rub

SWITZERLAND: Fondue, Papet Vaudois, Offal Sauté Gruyere fondue & accoutrement Papet Vaudois – classic preparation of sausage, leeks & potatoes Offal Sauté – sweetbreads in a creamy mushroom gravy

URUGUAY: Beef Asado & Savory Churros Asado spiced BBQ Cheese stuffed churros with dipping sauce


CANADA: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

GUERNSEY: Gâche Melée Traditional baked apple dessert


ARGENTINA: Malbec wine

NEW ZEALAND: Sauvignon Blanc Wine

UNITED STATES (through Privacy Shield): Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Green Hat Gin, Tito’s Vodka