The Offices of Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C.
Online (Via Zoom)
Returning to the United States for the first time since 2010, the 13th Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Protection Laws will be held on 27-28 June 2022 at the offices of Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C. and online (via Zoom). There will be a welcome reception at McCormick & Schmick's in the evening of 26 June, from 18:00 - 20:00.
The Programme will address cross-border data transfers relating to commercial operations, government investigations, and discovery in litigation, and the related compliance, privacy and security issues.
We will dialogue on the latest developments in cross-border data transfers and data protection laws in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, the Middle East, and Africa. We will also examine the challenges and practical solutions for privacy litigation with cross-border implications; how multinationals and their counsel reconcile the competing demands of ever-increasing global cyber threats; and how to define privacy and data protection harms. As always, we will hear from leading global DPAs on the challenges they are facing and their current priorities. For the first time, we will hear insights from a distinguished panel of former DPAs who possess experience on both sides of the regulatory divide. Our annual case law update will explore, among other case law, cases which suggest that judges are taking on a regulatory role – so to speak – with regard to data protection.
At the crossroads of these developments, the Programme will provide the expert dialogue it is known for between leading global data protection authorities, corporate counsel, outside counsel, and service providers, both on the faculty and among the Programme participants.
Unlike other continuing legal education programs, all faculty members are present for the entire Programme and participate in all aspects of the Programme. The format involves dialogue not only among faculty members, but also with the Programme participants, who are invited and encouraged to contribute their comments and perspectives to the dialogue.
Attendance at the Programme is by invitation only to ensure a proper balance of participants and is limited in size to ensure that we have an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue.
We will seek CLE accreditation for this event in selected jurisdictions as dictated by attendance.
Working Group Meetings
In the morning of 29 June, from 9:00-12:30, there will be a members' meeting of The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6). In the afternoon of 29 June, from 13:30-17:00, there will be a members' meeting of The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11).
You must be a Working Group Series (WGS) member to attend the WG6 and WG11 meetings.
If you are a WGS member who would like to attend either or both of the meetings, please indicate this during the application process for the International Programme – you will be prompted to select which meeting(s) you plan to attend.
If you are not a WGS member, you can sign up for a WGS membership here. Once a WGS member, one is eligible to become a member and take part in the activities of all Working Groups, including WG6 and WG11. If you have any questions about how to sign up for a membership or encounter any difficulties while doing so, please contact our office at [email protected].
Corporate Counsel Meeting
There will be a meeting of corporate counsel on Tuesday, 28 June, from 14:30-17:00. The meeting is limited to corporate counsel and The Sedona Conference leadership to discuss and benchmark cross-border transfer best practices in a more relaxed and informal setting. This intimate forum will allow for a discussion of issues of specific importance to in-house counsel. If you are invited to participate in the Programme, the organizers of this meeting will contact you separately with more details.