After three years of negotiation and debate within the institutions of the European Union, agreement is near on the new EU data protection legislation, which would radically transform the regulatory landscape. In this talk, Jonathan Kirsop – a London-based data privacy partner at the international law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP – will join Ballard Spahr partner Philip N. Yannella and Ballard Spahr of counsel Odia Kagan, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, to discuss the key elements of the proposed reforms and how they may affect U.S. lawyers and multinational companies including:

  • Extraterritoriality – How the proposed new law would apply to all organizations that monitor or offer goods or services to EU citizens, dramatically increasing the number of organizations within the regulatory scope
  • Sanctions – Greatly increased fining powers for regulators, which could allow them to fine organizations up to 5 percent of global turnover
  • Consent and Notices – How the threshold and administrative requirements for obtaining consent have been raised
  • Breach notification – The new breach notification requirements which, similar to many U.S. state regimes, would require organizations to notify regulators of any data breach
  • Safe Harbor Certification – The U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Certification in view of the recent FTC enforcement actions
  • International transfers – Modifications (but no significant overhaul) to the existing restrictions on transferring data outside the EEA and implication for cross border e-discovery


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM ET    | Registration and Breakfast (in Philadelphia)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET  | Program


Jonathan Kirsop, Partner
Stephenson Harwood, LLP

Philip N. Yannella, Practice Leader
Privacy and Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr

Odia Kagan, Of Counsel
Privacy and Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr

The live program offers 1.5 Pennsylvania CLE credits and 1.5 IAPP CPE credits. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining CLE credit from other jurisdictions. Only Pennsylvania and New York CLE credit is available for the webinar.

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Philip N. Yannella