Thursday 25 May 2023
Area 42 Grand
Workday (US)

Panel Description

The global privacy landscape continues to accelerate with new laws introduced, updated or coming into effect in the last two years. The U.S. continues it slow but consistent approach towards comprehensive privacy legislation, while the EU advances with its procedure to adopt the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. OECD countries have adopted a Declaration on Government Access to Personal Data, while the Global CBPR Forum was established to boost multilateral cooperation in promoting trusted global data flows. In the midst of these efforts, regional and national data sovereignty approaches are becoming more prominent.
This panel will explore the latest in privacy rules and trends worldwide, where they align or differ and where tensions and uncertainty exist. It will also examine how cooperation between different regions can be strengthened to foster synergies in privacy standards and boost cross-border data flows.

• Is the need to connect global privacy frameworks to enable trusted data flows compatible with the emergence of regional and national data sovereignty ambitions?
• Does the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework sufficiently address the issues found lacking by the CJEU in Schrems II to withstand a legal challenge?  
• What impact will the OECD Declaration on Government Access to Personal Data have to improve trust in cross-border data flows?
• How are global businesses addressing the challenges of complying with multiple laws during these challenging economic and geopolitical times?

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