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Galexia Director Chris Connolly will deliver a special presentation at the Privacy Laws and Business Conference at Cambridge University on July 7.

The presentation will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the launch of the EU-US Safe Harbor, and is titled: 'The Safe Harbor at Fifteen' - A brief history of enforcement and reform.

  • A brief history of the establishment of the Safe Harbor, its role, purpose and structure.
  • An overview of the five public reviews of the Safe Harbor that have been conducted
  • An issue by issue analysis of Safe Harbor enforcement, including:
    • The notice and consent cases ?
    • False claims of current Safe Harbor membership
    • Safe Harbor fraud
    • Expensive dispute resolution providers and threats against complainants
    • Fine print exclusions
    • Conflicts of interest
  • A brief discussion of structural and cultural differences (and similarities) between the EU and US approach to privacy
  • The role of the Safe Harbor in the national security surveillance debate
  • The future of the Safe Harbor, and lessons learned.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including Commissioner Julie Brill (US Federal Trade Commission) and Bruno Gencarelli (Head of Data Protection at the European Commission Directorate General for Justice).

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