A global issue? Extraterritorial reach of privacy and data security laws and regulations

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:45am to 1:00pm
Panel Description: 

Privacy and data security laws and regulations are proliferating internationally. Some purport to be comprehensive, some are sector‐specific, and others address very narrow situations. No matter what the intended scope of the laws, they may contain provisions that intentionally, incidentally, or inadvertently reach outside the borders of the nation, state, province, or municipality that adopted them, leading to traps for the unwary and occasional compliance headaches. This panel will present concrete examples, explore the applicable principles of long‐arm jurisdiction and choice‐of-law, and propose strategies for the resolution of conflicts.


The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA


European Data Protection Supervisor

Brussels, Belgium


London, United Kingdom

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wimslow, United Kingdom