Privacy Law Compliance in Cross-Border Business

Meeting the Legal Requirements for Cross-Border Exchange of Data

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

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Conducted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

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As members of a world market, US companies face a myriad of complex, cross-border privacy laws governing data exchanged between US locations and those in other countries. While privacy laws vary from country to country, most impose restrictions on companies on administration and execution of data exchange.

Many companies are advocating for a uniform set of binding Corporate Privacy Rules. For now, however, companies must continue to navigate through copious and complex laws on a country-by-country basis.

Listen as our panel of legal specialists examines the current state of the law regarding cross-border data transfers and the proposed Binding Corporate Rules – and offers strategies for complying with current laws and regulations.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the options available to businesses to protect the privacy of cross-border transfer of data?
  • What US federal and state privacy laws must be onsidered in transferring data internationally?
  • What are the key international privacy directives and rulings that must be considered by US companies transferring data across borders?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Proposed Binding Corporate Rules – and where do the Rules stand now?
  • What are the best practices for US companies to ensure compliance with data protection laws in the US and other countries?


Don Gaffney
Don Gaffney
Snell & Wilmer

He concentrates on privacy law and electronic communications, among others. He is the lawyer-representative to the...  |  Read More

Jon-David Giacomelli
Jon-David Giacomelli
Poss & McBride

He chairs the firm’s International Litigation Group, and his practice encompasses a wide range of...  |  Read More

Karen Retzer
Karen Retzer
Of Counsel
Morrison Foerster

She focuses on the legal aspects of electronic commerce and data protection, technology licensing and intellectual...  |  Read More