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Watch: The EU privacy debate comes to Silicon Valley

Join us for a Privacy Lab talk on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:15 p.m. PDT for a discussion surrounding EU privacy.

Join Passcode and Privacy Lab on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:15 p.m. PDT for discussion around EU privacy including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Privacy Shield, Brexit, and more.

After months of bureaucratic debate between the EU and US, policymakers have finally reached an agreement on Privacy Shield, a transatlantic data transfer pact.

"This is an important achievement for the privacy rights of citizens across Europe," said John Frank, vice president of EU government affairs for Microsoft, on the company's blog. "Privacy Shield shows that there is more that unites the US and Europe on data protection than a superficial comparison might suggest. On both sides of the Atlantic, people and policymakers believe in strong privacy protection."

But now that an agreement has been reached, what are next steps for companies on either side of the Atlantic? How does the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) factor in? And will Brexit present further issues to navigate?

Join Privacy Lab and Passcode for a discussion on privacy policy surrounding the EU.

Dr. Kai Westerwelle
Taylor Wessing

Babak Siavoshy
Global privacy and data protection counsel
Palantir Technologies

Sagoo Maninder
Director of legal partnerships

Mika Devi
Product data counsel

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:15 to 8:00 p.m. PDT

UC Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA
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More information and registration details can be found here.

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Privacy Lab is a meeting for people who are interested in digital privacy in the Bay Area. The goal of these events is to bring together privacy professionals and privacy community members at non-profits, for-profits, and NGOs alike to foster communication and collaboration.

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