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									                                 Privacy Laws & Business
                         Inte rnational Privacy Officers Network

 Negotiating Successful Binding Corporate Rules Programs for
           International Transfers of Personal Data;
  Hot Privacy Issues for HR Managers in the European Union

                                Wednesday March 8th , 2006
                                    Washington DC

                     Host: DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

                                           Program

9.30am. Coffee and Registration

Chair: Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business, London

10.00am. Welcome

        Alisa Bergman, Attorney and Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP,
        Washington DC

10.05am. Introduction to Privacy Laws & Business and the International Privacy Officers
Network, and its involvement in Binding Corporate Rules and HR issues in the EU

        Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business, London

10.15am. The options for transferring personal data from the European Economic Area to
the USA and beyond when the Safe Harbor is insufficient

               EU model contracts
               ICC alternative model contracts
               Binding Corporate Rules

But…some differences between the EU Member States on Binding Corporate Rules

               Compatibility of a BCR and national law, in principle
               Legal status of a BCR scheme, in practice
               Need for separate approval in some countries
               Approval timetable
               In practice, the likelihood of a country refusing a BCR application

Alisa Bergman, Attorney and Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, Washington DC
and Rosa Barcelo, Attorney, DLA, Brussels, and until recently at the Data Protection Unit, The
European Commission, Brussels

10.45am. EU Privacy Regulators' requirements for a successful Binding Corporate Rules
strategy: the top 10 considerations
        1. Which regulator should you apply to?
        2. How much information do you need to provide?
        3. How do you make the BCRs binding on your group?
        4. How do you make the BCRs binding on your people?
        5. How do you bind subcontractors?
        6. How do you give effective rights to individuals?
        7. How do you demonstrate compliance?
        8. Do you need to submit to audits?
        9. How many regulators should you apply to at once?
        10. How long is this all going to take?

Christopher Millard, Partner, Linklaters, London

11.15am. Coffee

11.30am. Turning your existing privacy compliance activities into an effective Binding
Corporate Rules strategy: Accenture's experience

               obtaining management buy-in
               adapting privacy policies and procedures
               providing information to staff, contractors, clients / customers
               using inter-company agreements and third party contracts
               rolling out training
               adapting audit procedures
               managing relationships with regulators

Bojana Bellamy, Global Data Privacy Compliance Lead, Accenture, London

12.00 Sharing of plans and experience by other companies on progress with their BCR
applications
                  Choice of lead country
                  Initial reaction
                  Issues needing to be clarified
                  Ease of dialogue and meeting of minds
                  Timetable
The participants

12.15 General Electric’s Binding Corporate Rules Program: Work in progress

               Why BCRs?
               Collaboration with Data Protection Authorities and their staff
               Making the BCR "real" internally
               Enforcing compliance going forward

Nuala O'Connor Kelly, Chief Privacy Leader & Senior Counsel, General Electric , Washington
DC
1pm. Networking buffet lunch
1.50pm. Other hot issues in European Union countries involving the interaction of privacy
and labor laws

Introduction: The EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party’s February 1st Opinion on
how the EU’s data protection rules apply to company’s whistle blowing programs
Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business, London

       1. Whistle blowing lines: Sarbanes-Oxley vs. European Data Protection Laws

                                                   France

           2.05.pm. The CNIL’s rule making and its impact on McDonald’s
           Leticia Limon, Counsel, Global Corporate Compliance and Privacy, McDonald's
           Corporation, Oak Brook, Illinois

           2.35.pm. How Kodak has kept out of trouble …. so far
           Brian O’Connor, Chief Privacy Officer, Eastman Kodak, Rochester, New York

           3.05.pm. The BSN-Glasspack case
           Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business, London

           3.10pm.                             United Kingdom

           What whistle blowing problem? The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

3.15pm. Sharing of experience by the speakers and other participants

3.30pm. How European privacy laws regulate employee surveillance with specific examples
from three European countries

                  E-mail
                  Internet
                  Closed circuit television

       Cameron Craig, Solicitor and Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary UK LLP,
       Sheffield, United Kingdom

3.50pm. Sharing of experience by the speakers and other participants

4pm. How to deal with European works councils and better manage privacy conflicts
      Anne Coles, Consultant, Privacy Laws & Business

       European Works Councils (EWCs)
               What they are and how they arise
               What employers are required to do
               What information employers are required to disclose

       Implementation in the UK
       European Data Protection and Privacy Laws – potential conflicts with disclosure
       requirements of EWCs
       Works Councils in Germany

                  The Wal-Mart litigation
                  Practical steps you can take to reduce conflicts between labour law and data
                   protection

4.30pm. Sharing of experience by the speakers and other participants

4.45pm. Next steps for DLA and the International Privacy Officers Network
      Alisa Bergman, Attorney and Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP,
      Washington DC
      Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business, London

5pm.   Close
                                               Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive,
                                               Privacy Laws & Business,
                                               March 6 th 2006
                                               E-mail: stewart@privacylaws.com

								
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