The Finalization of the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission published its final Adequacy Decision for EU-U.S. data transfers. The draft decision reflects the multi-year coordination between the EU and U.S. to identify and implement a lasting solution to facilitate international data transfers following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in Schrems II. The EU’s adequacy decision determines that the U.S., through the newly created EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, provides comparable safeguards to those of the EU and ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the EU to certified organizations in the U.S.

Join Sidley and OneTrust DataGuidance in a discussion with key players in international data transfers, including:

  • Bruno Gencarelli, Deputy to the Director – Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law, Head of Unit – International Data Flows and Protection at the European Commission
  • Neema Singh Guliani, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Peter Winn, Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, U.S. Department of Justice

Key topics will include:

  • Discussion of significant points and implications of the European Commission Adequacy Decision for the Data Privacy Framework
  • What organizations should know about the Framework’s Principles
  • Consideration of factors and logistics for signing up for the Framework, including interplay with current Privacy Shield membership
  • Other internal data transfer developments, including adequacy decision for the UK-U.S. Data Bridge
  • Next steps in the EU and UK processes, and predictions for the future

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11:00 a.m. ET | 4:00 p.m. BST | 5:00 p.m. CET
July 13, 2023

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