Panelist, "Trending Topics on the GDPR and Other National Data Protection Laws: From Cross Border Issues to Adjustments on Companies' Internal Policies," 6th Biennial Technology Law Conference, International Bar Association, Berlin
Technology has transformed legal systems. Technology lawyers worldwide have witnessed the powerful harmonizing force of technology whether using soft law or prescriptive regulations that have accelerated convergence between legal regimes and collaboration between regulators. In addition, technology is breaking down the barriers between legal disciplines, such as competition and criminal law, and is renewing the lenses and assumptions under which those disciplines have been operating for decades.
This panel explored the local data protection and privacy frameworks of Switzerland, Canada, France, and Latin America. The discussion addressed:
- The challenges associated with adequacy decisions, negotiation, and implementation
- The extraterritorial effects of data protection and privacy laws
- Tensions between regulatory investigation and data protection laws