The 5th Annual Sedona Conference® International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws

Overview

When:
June 19, 2013 - June 20, 2013
Where:
Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Re Lake View
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The Sedona Conference® is proud to present the Fifth Annual International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery & Data Protection Laws to be conducted June 19-20, 2013 at the acclaimed Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue in Zurich, Switzerland. The programme starts with a “meet and greet” at the Centre on Tuesday, June 18 from 8:00PM-9:30PM. Continental Breakfast and Registration for the programme is at 7:30AM Wednesday, June 19 and the programme closes with a grab-and-go lunch at 1:00PM Thursday, June 20.

This invitation-only conference will focus on the practical application of our International Principles to real-world data protection experience. A renowned faculty of data protection authorities, regulators, judges, and practicing attorneys will lead spirited “Sedona-style” dialogues addressing actual dilemmas which arise when data protection laws conflict with U.S. preservation and discovery obligations. Breakouts will explore those genuine predicaments and develop practical cutting-edge solutions.

"The Principles are an important step towards bridging the gap between the different legal systems on civil procedure & data protection which exists in Europe & the U.S. in practice."
- Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party, 12 June 2012

Highlights of the programme include:

The Future of EU Data Privacy:

  • New directions and unexplored territory for the EU Data Privacy Directive
  • The expanded requirements for data protection and bolstered enforcement mechanisms
  • Current consideration of the proposed EU Data Privacy Regulation

The Changing Landscape:

  • Legal update on cross-border discovery and data transfer
  • Early adoption of The Sedona Conference® International Principles

Breakout Sessions:

  • Practice points derived from real-world experience
  • Focus groups led by representatives from corporations, private law and data privacy practices, judges, and regulators
  • Corporate survey results and what the findings tell us about working at the intersection of discovery and data protection requirements

Application of The Sedona Conference® International Principles Beyond U.S. and EU Conflicts of Law:

  • How ‘Rest of World’ (e.g. APEC, BRIC, Switzerland) can benefit from the International Principles
  • Working Group 6 plans for future guidance on the intersection of data protection laws and cross-border discovery and disclosure

Agenda

June 19, 2013
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome & Overview
8:40 am - 8:50 am Hypothetical and Learning Goals for Breakout Sessions
8:50 am - 9:35 am EU Data Privacy: New Directions & Unexplored Territory on Cross-Border Discovery (Status & Update on Article 29 Working Party Activities, Expanded Requirements & Bolstered Enforcement, Current Considerations of Proposed EU Data Privacy Regulation)
9:35 am - 10:15 am Legal Update on Cross-Border Discovery
10:15 am - 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Practical Application of The Sedona Conference® International Principles: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Breakout (1) In-House Perspective (Principles 3, 5 & 6)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Breakout (2) Retained Counsel Perspective (Principles 2, 3 & 4)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Breakout (3) Judicial Perspective (Principles 1, 2 & 4)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Breakout (4) EU Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) Perspective (Principles 2, 4 & 5)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (provided)
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Practical Application of the International Principles – In-House Perspective
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Practical Application of the International Principles – Retained Counsel Perspective
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Practical Application of the International Principles – Judicial Perspective
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Practical Application of the International Principles – DPA Perspective
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception with the faculty (guests invited)
June 20, 2013
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-in
8:30 am - 10:30 am Application of the Principles Outside of Litigation: Alternative Dispute Resolution & Government Regulatory Activity
10:30 am - 10:45 am Morning Break
10:45 am - 12:45 pm Application of the International Principles to Data Located Outside the US and EU: Focus on APEC, BRIC, Switzerland
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm The Future of the Intersection of Data Protection Laws and The Sedona Conference® International Principles
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Grab and Go Lunch (provided)
Chair(s): 
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, San Francisco, CA
UBS NA, Zurich, Switzerland
Panelists: 
Hogan Lovells International LLP, London, England
United States Department of State, Washington, DC
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Park & Jensen LLP, New York, NY
Daley & Fey LLP, Overland Park, KS
U.K. Information Commissioner's Office, Wilmslow, England
Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Berlin, Germany
Deere & Company, Moline, IL
Hood PC, Denver, CO
Indicium Legal Consulting, Melbourne, Australia
Uría Menéndez, Madrid, Spain
Belgian Data Protection Authority, Brussels, Belgium
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, New York, NY
Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Sanofi, Paris, France
The Sedona Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Refund Policy

Prior to April 1, 2013

  • Full Refund, less a $75 administration fee

April 1, 2013 - June 18, 2013

  • Substitutions from the same firm/company freely permitted.