The new mechanism for international data transfers – APEC's CBPRs demystified

  • date03 Oct 2014
  • Time16:00 - 17:30
  • Event typeLive Event
  • Venue Fieldfisher
    Riverbank House
    2 Swan Lane
    EC4R 3TT

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Please join us at our new offices to learn how CBPRs and BCRs can be used to facilitate cross-border data protection compliance globally.


Hazel Grant, the new Head of Fieldfisher's Privacy and Information Law Group will chair the session.


Anick Fortin-Cousens, leader of IBM's Corporate Privacy Office and IBM's CPO for Canada, Latin America and MEA will give us her practical insight on CBPR: earlier this year IBM became the first organisation to gain APEC's CBPR certification.


Myriam Gufflet, BCR Division Manager of the French data protection regulator (CNIL) will tell us about the potential interoperability between BCRs and CBPRs. The CNIL have been closely involved in the work of the joint EU-APEC committee on this topic and was appointed as the Article 29 Working Party's rapporteur in this matter. 


This session is aimed at legal counsel and privacy/compliance professionals in organizations with a global reach who would be interested in understanding how CBPR certification may improve their organization's data protection global compliance.


The session and the networking drinks that will follow will provide an opportunity to meet privacy, e-commerce and technology law experts from many European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK) all members of Ecomlex

The seminar will begin promptly at 4pm and will finish by 5.30pm. Networking drinks will follow after that