How to Guarantee the Free Flow of Data in Europe

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Science 14
Rue de la Science 14
Brussels 1040
12/07/2017 09:0012/07/2017 10:30Europe/BerlinHow to Guarantee the Free Flow of Data in EuropeMM/DD/YYYY

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ostensibly outlaws barriers to the flow of personal data between EU countries, and in September 2017, the European Commission published a draft regulation for a similar rule on non-personal data transfers. Yet a plethora of questions remain. How effective will the two regulations be at ending data localization in practice? Just how easy is it to separate personal from non-personal data, and treat them according to separate laws? And how should policymakers address the remaining obstacles to data flows outside the union?

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with a panel of experts, who will discuss the costs of data localization and the implications of the GDPR and the proposed Free Flow of Data Regulation for data transfers within and beyond Europe.

Jean-Marc Leclerc
Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive
Pearse O'Donohue
Acting Director for the Future Networks Directorate
Nick Wallace
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation