The Sedona Conference Webinar on Achieving Compliance with the GDPR in U.S. Legal Proceedings

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm (EDT)

Since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went “live” on May 25th, several articles have been published, sometimes offering incomplete—or even inaccurate—practice tips for those who need to comply with both the GDPR data processing and transfer restrictions and U.S. discovery obligations in cross-border civil litigation. As a public service, The Sedona Conference is assembling a panel of U.S. and EU experts for a webinar on Monday, October 1, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to discuss compliance with the GDPR’s requirements when faced with litigation discovery obligations, government investigations, and other legal proceedings requiring documents and data from the EU. The webinar will draw not only on the expertise of the panel members, but also on the lessons learned from The Sedona Conference’s previous international programs, guidance that has been provided by European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and Article 29 Working Party opinions, and Sedona’s extensive publications in this area, including The Sedona Conference International Litigation Principles, The Sedona Conference International Investigations Principles, and The Sedona Conference Practical In-House Approaches for Cross-Border Discovery.

Among the issues to be explored in this 90-minute webinar will be:

  • The status of EU member states’ implementation of GDPR
  • GDPR’s effect on the preservation, collection, and transfer of data in response to U.S. discovery requests
  • GDPR’s impact on corporate response to U.S. regulatory requests
  • GDPR issues arising in arbitration proceedings
  • GDPR’s effect on the collection and analysis of data for internal investigations
  • The status of Privacy Shield and other data transfer mechanisms

As time allows, the panelists will also address your questions and comments.

The panelists for this webinar all have experience with GDPR in litigation, arbitration, internal investigations, or regulatory compliance, or have been in direct communication with EU data privacy officials.


Madrid, Spain

Littler Mendelson, PC

New York, NY, USA


New York, NY

Center for Information Policy Leadership

Brussels, Belgium

Swiss Re

Armonk, NY, USA

Redgrave LLP

Chantilly, VA, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, D.C., USA