Cross Border Privacy Rules Seminar


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In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State, please see below for more details on the “Cross Border Privacy Rules Seminar” taking place on Wednesday 21 September 2022 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM U.A.E. time in person in Dubai at the DIFC academy, and online via Microsoft Teams.

The Forum seeks to expand the Global Cross Border Privacy Rules and Privacy Recognition for Processors systems for voluntary data privacy certifications that help companies demonstrate compliance with international best practices. The Forum was established by Canada, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.

Speakers will feature developers of the Forum, regulators from other jurisdictions, and accountability agents already engaged in the CBPR/PRP systems. They will share insights and answer questions on recent developments in privacy.

Please register here or use the registration button below. 
 1:30 p.m.        DIFC Academy venue opens and welcome screen is displayed on webinar

2:00 p.m.        Welcome Remarks by Lori Baker, Vice President – Legal & Director of Data Protection, Dubai International Financial Center, and Sami Mohamed, Commissioner of Abu Dhabi Global Markets

2:05 p.m.        Introductory Remarks by Sean Murphy, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in the UAE

2:10 p.m.         Keynote Remarks by UAE government official (invited)

2:20 p.m.         Overview of the Global CBPR Forum and Privacy Recognition for Processors Systems by Aryeh Ness, Policy Advisor & Administrator, Office of Digital Services Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce

2:45 p.m.         CBPR Certification, Oversight, and Enforcement
·       Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore
·       Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, Managing Director – Washington D.C., International Association of Privacy Professionals

3:15 p.m.         CBPR Benefits and Compliance Obligations for Companies: Case studies by U.S. Companies that have already been CBPR-certified.
·       Michael Rose, Head of Global Data Governance Policy – Asia Pac, Google
·       Swati Sinha, Privacy Officer – Asia Pac, Japan & China, Cisco
·       Markus Heyder, Vice President and Senior Policy Counselor, Centre for Information Policy Leadership

3:50 p.m.        Break

4:00 p.m.         Panel Discussion on Importance of Ensuring Cross Border Data Flows in a Global Digital Economy.
·       Lori Baker, Vice President for Legal & Director of Data Protection, DIFC (moderator)
·       Don O’Shaughnessy, Director of Data Governance, Farah Experiences LLC (Yas Island)
·       UAE government official (invited)
·       Daniel Patterson, Commissioner, Data Protection Office, Qatar Financial Centre
·       U.S. company (invited)

4:55 p.m.         Closing remarks by Thomas Bruns, Commercial Counselor and Regional Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy in the UAE

5:00 p.m.         End