US-EU Safe Harbor Webinar: A Discussion of the Latest Developments

Hosted by Foley Hoag LLP and UK Trade & Investment, The British Consulate General in Boston




November 19, 2015 10:00AM–11:30AM


On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice issued a landmark decision invalidating the US-EU Safe Harbor system. In practice, this means that US organizations can no longer rely on the Safe Harbor system to permit the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the US consistent with Directive 95/46/EC. EU authorities have given the US and EU until the end of January 2016 to find a replacement for the former regime, or enforcement actions could begin. 

Foley Hoag LLP and UK Trade & Investment will present a 90-minute webinar on Thursday, November 19 at 10:00 am EST detailing what companies need to know about compliance.

Topics to be discussed:

  • How did we get here?
  • What steps should US organizations take now to comply with the EU data protection regime?
  • What are the risks for those transferring data that is not protected by the Safe Harbor system and in a manner that does not currently comply with Directive 95/46/EC?
  • What is the latest on the attempts to replace the Safe Harbor system with a similar regime that will withstand EU scrutiny?


  • Sean Kagan, Vice Consul, UK Trade & Investment, The British Consulate General in Boston
  • Colin Zick, Partner, Co-Chair Privacy & Data Security Practice, Foley Hoag
  • Catherine Muyl, Partner, Foley Hoag
  • Alice Berendes, Associate, Foley Hoag

Click here to download a copy of the slides.