Keebles’ Carys Thompson set to share privacy law expertise at Consulegis webinar

We’re delighted to announce that Keebles’ Partner Carys Thompson will be sharing her privacy law expertise at Consulegis’ webinar, ‘The Practical Impact of Schrems II on International Data Flows’, which will take place on 14 April.

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Keebles’ Carys Thompson set to share privacy law expertise at Consulegis webinar

Hosted by our international partner network Consulegis, Carys will be representing the UK and will join a panel of experienced international specialists who will discuss current topics, issues and processes around transferring personal data across borders around the world.

The webinar is free of charge and is open to anyone to attend. Carys, who is part of Consulegis’ IT and Data Protection Group, will share her expertise and will be contributing to discussions around what practical steps companies are taking in the UK, EU, US and Asia to come to terms with the Schrems II ruling and observations on emerging trends.

Schrems II

On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union struck the US/EU Privacy Shield down as legally invalid. However, it ruled that the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) approved by the European Commission (another mechanism many companies use to justify such transfers) remains valid with some caveats. The future of international data transfers was then thrown into disarray.

Following the legal ruling against Facebook, thousands of organisations now face disruption and uncertainty. Companies will be forced to reassess their data transfer mechanisms and the locations in which they store personal data. Brexit only adds to the complexities of dealing with international data transfers, both to and from the UK.

The webinar will last for one hour and include an extensive question and answer session. Participants will be invited to share their own observations and experiences around the impact Schrems II is having on their businesses.

To confirm your attendance for free, head over to the event page on Consulegis’ LinkedIn here.

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