The 7th Annual Sedona Conference International Programme On Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws

Overview

When:
June 8, 2015 - June 9, 2015
Where:
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Hong Kong

The 7th Annual Sedona Conference International Programme
On Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws



For the first time, The Sedona Conference will bring its annual International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery & Data Protection Laws to the Asia Pacific region – in Hong Kong, at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers.

Unlike other continuing legal education programmes, all faculty members are present for the entire Programme, and faculty members 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.

Through the use of this unique dialogue-based format, The Sedona Conference will hold the 7th Annual International Programme in Hong Kong in order to: (1) gain a better understanding of the discovery rules and data protection and privacy regulations in China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea, and the challenges that they present for organizations and legal counsel when considering data protection and cross-border transfer of information; (2) discuss whether and how Sedona’s experience in the US-EU context could be of benefit to Asia Pacific regulators, judges and practitioners who are seeking to develop best practices in the protection of data and cross-border transfer of information; and (3) consider whether and how Sedona’s current international publications can provide guidance if appropriately tailored to issues on a country-by-country basis.

The Programme is by invitation only to ensure a proper balance of participants, and is limited to 100 participants (plus the faculty) to ensure we have an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue. Please apply for an invitation to this Programme today!

The Programme will be held at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, set along Victoria Harbour. The hotel is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui – the business, shopping, and cultural district of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Space Museum, Cultural Center, and major corporate offices are all within easy reach.

We have secured extremely favorable group rates on a block of rooms at the hotel, starting as low as HKD $1500 (just over USD $193, at the current exchange rate) plus 10% service charge, per night; complete hotel reservation information will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

A meet-and-greet reception will be held at the hotel the evening before the Programme begins, Sunday, 7 June, from 20:00 to 21:30.

Please note that a separate meeting for Working Group 6 (WG6) members will be held on Wednesday, 10 June, from 8:30 to 13:00, at the Hong Kong offices of Mayer Brown JSM. If you are a WG6 member who would like to attend the WG6 members-only meeting, please indicate this during the application process by checking the box that signifies that you plan to attend.

Agenda

June 8, 2015
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-In
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome & Overview
8:45 am - 9:45 am Cross-Border Data Transfer & Data Protection Laws: Key Issues & Concerns for Data Protection Authorities in the Asia Pacific Region
9:45 am - 10:45 am Cross-Border Data Transfer & Data Protection Laws: Key Issues & Concerns for Organizations and Legal Counsel in the Asia Pacific Region
10:45 am - 11:00 am Morning Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm The APEC Privacy Framework and the Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR): A Practical Solution to Data Protection and Cross-Border Data Transfer Issues in the Asia Pacific Region?
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (provided)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm How do The Sedona Conference International Principles Work in Practice in the Asia Pacific Region?
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm A Dialogue on Cross-Border Information Transfers in Government & Internal Investigations
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception with the faculty (guests invited)
June 9, 2015
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-in
8:30 am - 10:00 am A Dialogue on Practical In-House Approaches to Cross-Border Discovery & Data Protection
10:00 am - 11:30 am Information Governance Considerations in the Asia Pacific Region
11:30 am - 11:45 am Morning Break
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Balancing Disclosure Requirements with The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch (provided)
Chair(s): 
UBS AG, Hong Kong
Mayer Brown JSM, Hong Kong
Indicium Legal Consulting, Melbourne, Australia
Panelists: 
Littler Mendelson P.C., New York, NY
Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong
DLA Piper LLP (US), San Francisco, CA
Deere & Company, Moline, IL
TRUSTe, Washington, DC
Mayer Brown JSM, Hong Kong
Mastercard, Singapore
Swiss Re Corporation, Armonk, NY
U.S. District Judge, N.D. Cal., San Francisco, CA
Littler Mendelson P.C., Minneapolis, MN
Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong
Matus Consulting Group LLC, New York, NY
DaVita, Denver, CO
Australian Privacy Commissioner, Sydney, Australia
Redgrave LLP, Washington, DC
Naspers, Hong Kong
Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Limited, Hong Kong

Refund Policy

Prior to April 25, 2015

  • Full Refund, less a $75 administration fee

April 26, 2015 - May 25, 2015

  • No refunds, but substitutions from the same firm/company are freely permitted. Credit to be used for another International Programme can be also provided upon request.