This CLE was held April 4, 2017. Presenter slides are now available.

CLE Slides – April 4, 2017

After more than four years of drafting and debate, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved by the EU Parliament last spring. It came into force 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal and will directly apply in all members states on May 25, 2018. After this date, non-compliant organizations will risk heavy fines and regulatory scrutiny. We’ll discuss some of the top differences between the current law (the EU Directive) and the GDPR and what that means for US businesses. We’ll also discuss the newest data transfer mechanism available to US businesses, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, how it can benefit your clients and some of the differences between Privacy Shield and the invalidated Safe Harbor.

Our presenters are Amanda Gratchner, Global Privacy Officer & Senior Counsel at NAVEX Global and Robert J. Gratchner, Data Privacy Officer at Siemens Corp.

Amanda is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (holding both CIPP-US and CIPP-EU certifications), Certified Ethics and Compliance Professional and is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Society of Corporate Compliance Executives, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Rob is a Certified Privacy Professional with over 15 years of international data privacy experience with such companies as Intel, Microsoft and Siemens. Rob is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Chair of the Oregon/Southwest Washington IAPP KnowledgeNet and a public member of the Oregon State Bar’s Board of Governors.