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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 7:30am to Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 2:00pm

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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