On Wednesday evening, May 25th, Members and guests of the FACC-NY, Foley Hoag LLP and the Consulate General of France in New York gathered at the Consulate on Fifth Avenue for a Panel Discussion that explored "The End of 'Safe Harbor' for E.U./U.S. Data Transfer" and how business can transfer personal data while remaining compliant. The event was also produced as part of French Tech NYC.
Serving as Moderator, Legal and Business Development Executive Kimberley Overs guided an engaging and informative discussion with expert Panelists Patrick Kim, U.S. Intelligence Community National Security Law Fellow, Georgetown University; Kelly Koyama-Garcia, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Marc Jacobs; Catherine Muyl, Partner, Intellectual Property Department, Foley Hoag; Ryan Vinelli, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Deputy Privacy Officer and Data Governance; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide; and Colin Zick, Partner and Chair, Data Privacy and Security Practice Group, Foley Hoag.
Opening remarks were delivered by Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York, and Daniel Schimmel, Partner in Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration Department
With the dynamic topic of the ever-changing rules and regulations surrounding data transfer between the E.U. and the U.S. in mind, the Panel covered a variety of pertinent topics, including the latest developments in relation to the new "Privacy Shield", the differences in the legal framework and cultural differences on data protection, the perspectives of U.S. public authorities on the need for and means to access Europeans' personal data for national security purposes, and how to generally remain compliant.
Guests also had the opportunity to network at a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception after the panel discussion.