The 4th Annual International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Privacy


June 20, 2012 - June 21, 2012
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Fourth Annual Sedona Conference® International Programme
on Cross-Border Discovery & Data Privacy will be held 20-21 June, 2012, at
the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel in Toronto, Canada, to continue
our dialogue to find practical solutions to harmonize cross-border discovery
and data protection laws.

This invitation-only programme is by and for the benefit of data protection and
privacy experts, regulators, attorneys, judges, commissioners, and academicians
from around the world. It will provide practical guidance on mitigating the
risk and cost of processing and transferring data in cross-border litigation
and regulatory matters. An internationally renowned faculty has been drawn from
Data Protection Authorities, US and Canadian Courts, the US Dept. of State,
Chief Privacy Officers, and leading data privacy and discovery counsel.

Topics to be discussed include:

(1) Exploration of public comments received to The Sedona Conference®
International Principles on Discovery, Disclosure, and Data Protection - click
here to download the public comment version
(2) The newly proposed Regulation amending the EU Data Protection Directive;
(3) Canada Data Protection Requirements and Whether The International Principles Sufficiently Address the Canadian Data Protection Regime;
(4) Our first-ever Data Protection Officer Roundtable on Cross-Border Processing and Transfers;
(5) Emerging Data Protection Challenges;
(6) Global Case Law Update on Data Protection and Discovery;
(7) Privacy, Security & Surveillance: Contradictions in the Cloud; and
(8) Emerging Data Protection Issues & Developments.

This programme will provide a unique, dialogue-based forum for those wrestling
with these issues to engage in cutting-edge discussion with data privacy
authorities, government officials, leading jurists, corporate counsel and
corporate privacy officers, and private practitioners.

If you are a member of our International Working Group (WG6), we are having our
annual meeting on Friday, 22 June, from 8:30-13:00 - there is a place to
indicate during the registration if you are a Working Group Series member and intend to join us
for the members-only meeting as well.

The registration fee for this programme is still only $1,700 (US). We have
reserved a block of rooms at the programme venue at a special Group Rate for a
limited period of time. Details on how to make hotel reservations at the Group
Rate are provided with registration confirmations.


June 20, 2012
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-In
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Overview
8:45 am - 9:00 am Keynote: Cross-Border Discovery & Data Privacy: The View from Canada
9:00 am - 10:15 am The Practical Canada: What's on the Maple Leaf Horizon?
10:15 am - 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 am - 11:45 am Global Legal Update on Data Protection & Discovery
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm The E.U. Data Directive Amendment Effort: A Critical Analysis
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Afternoon Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Privacy, Security & Surveillance: Contradictions in the Cloud
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Cross-Border Data Processing & Transfers: The Chief Privacy Officer's Perspective
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception with the Faculty (guests invited)
June 21, 2012
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign In
8:30 am - 10:30 am The Sedona Conference® International Principles: Post Public Comment Period Review & Critique
10:30 am - 10:45 am Morning Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Are The Sedona Conference® International Principles (EU Edition) Sufficient for Canada-US Processing & Transfer Guidance?
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Emerging Data Protection Issues & Developments
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm Grab & Go Lunch (Provided)
DLA Piper LLP (US), San Francisco, CA
Davis LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada
United States Department of State, Washington, DC
Park Jensen Bennett LLP, New York, NY
Neeson Arbitration Chambers, Toronto, ON, Canada
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
IBM, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cowper Law LLP, Austin, TX
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL
U.K. Information Commissioner's Office, Wilmslow, England
Hood PC, Denver, CO
U.S. Magistrate Judge, S.D.N.Y., New York, NY
Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
Pfizer, Madrid, Spain
European Data Protection Supervisor, Brussels, Belgium
Siemens, Munich, Germany
Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland
The Sedona Conference, Phoenix, AZ
UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Refund Policy

Registration Fee is refundable, less a $75 admin fee, for cancellations received by 15 April; NO refunds after 15 April, but substitutions from the same firm/company freely permitted.