Data Privacy Compliance in Global Transactions: Navigating Complex Data Protection Laws in U.S., Europe and Asia

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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This CLE course will provide counsel for companies doing business globally with an analysis of recent legal developments in the U.S., Europe and Asia impacting data privacy and security. The panel will also outline how counsel can coordinate a strategic global response to data security incidents.


U.S. companies face complex, cross-border privacy laws governing data exchanged between U.S. locations and those in other countries. Recent high profile data breaches at Target, Google, and other major companies shine the spotlight on data security risks. Such breaches damage company reputations, jeopardize trade secrets, and expose customers' confidential information.

In Oct. 2013, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee adopted material amendments to the European Commission’s proposed EU Data Protection Regulation. Several countries in Asia also have data privacy laws in place.

As commercial activity continues to expand in Asia, counsel to companies doing business internationally must understand and prepare to meet requirements throughout the world for data privacy. Companies should establish policies and procedures that anticipate and mitigate data privacy risks in corporate and commercial transactions.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines recent legal developments in the U.S., Europe and Asia impacting data privacy and security. The panel will discuss the importance of establishing a data privacy policy and will offer best practices for implementing the policy. The panel will also offer strategies for a global response to data security issues.



  1. Legal developments impacting data privacy and security
    1. U.S.
    2. Europe
    3. Asia
  2. Data privacy policy
  3. Preparing for and responding to security breaches
    1. Incident response plans v. data breach response plans
    2. Considerations in advance of an incident
    3. Considerations after an incident


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the recent data privacy legal developments in Europe and Asia?
  • What are the key international privacy directives and rulings that U.S. companies must consider in designing global data privacy programs?
  • What are the best practices for U.S. companies to ensure compliance with data protection laws when responding to a data security incident?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Steven Chabinsky
Steven Chabinsky

Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel, and Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Chabinsky returned to the private sector in 2012, after a distinguished career with the FBI, where he last served...  |  Read More

Long, William
William Long

Sidley Austin

Mr. Long advises international clients on a variety of social media, data protection, privacy, information security,...  |  Read More

Edward R. McNicholas
Edward R. McNicholas

Sidley Austin

Mr. McNicholas has an expansive practice representing clients facing complex information technology, constitutional and...  |  Read More

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