Many countries have adopted or have started to draft laws which restrict the transfer of certain data outside of the jurisdiction. The recent CJEU decision invalidating certain EU to US data transfers demonstrates how privacy and data protection laws can impact on your global technology and data strategies. With many organisations leveraging the benefits of global centres of excellence, near and offshore service centres, as well as moving more of their data services to specialist vendors and cloud based platforms, this webinar will analyse developments and trends in global data regulation and provide practical steps that can be taken to quantify and mitigate your organisation’s compliance exposure including the role of data compliance frameworks, cross border data transfer mechanisms and data management technologies.
Samita Patel is a Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes & Investigations practice in London. She is experienced in developing scalable privacy programs and solutions suited to the risk profile, privacy maturity and complexity of organizations. Samita has significant expertise in working with clients and industry vendors to operationalise key privacy requirements and processes including data flow mapping, and advising on end-to-end solutions around manging international data transfers. Samita has designed and led several multi-year international privacy change programs and engagements across a range of sectors including technology, media and entertainment, publishing, education, logistics, asset management, life sciences, retail and insurance.
Gordon Nardell QC is a barrister practising at Twenty Essex in London and Singapore and Alphalex-Avocats in Brussels. He handles confidentiality and privacy issues as part of his international disputes and advisory practice. He combines extensive experience of commercial claims for misuse of confidential information with expertise in the privacy rules under EU law, the European Convention of Human Rights and national regulatory regimes in Europe and Asia. Gordon works with the finance, utility and other sectors on data privacy and compliance. He acts in high-profile cases about surveillance and covert data-gathering as well as dealing with confidentiality, privilege and disclosure issues in commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. Gordon is a former litigation solicitor. In the 1990s he practised international law at the Council of Europe and went on to serve as UK Parliamentary Counsel before moving to the Bar. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator. Gordon is a regular contributor to professional publications, debates and seminars.