Protectionism, Data Privacy, and the Transatlantic Partnership


The US administration's decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs created uncertainty and stoked fears of a US-EU trade war. Ultimately, the current administration exempted the EU from these measures. Ambassador O'Sullivan will shed light on the EU's strategy as protectionism is on the rise globally.

Simultaneously, tech companies on both sides of the Atlantic are grappling with the challenges posed by data privacy, as will be illustrated by Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in Congress next week. Entering into force in May 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will bring about the largest change in decades to data security and privacy, with wide-reaching implications for US companies doing business in Europe.

Transatlantic relations will also be affected by changes to intellectual property regulations. The EU is currently discussing a wide-reaching reform to copyright, patents, and trademark regulation, which will pose challenges for US firms operating across Europe.

Agenda

First Panel: Data Privacy: Getting Your Business Ready for GDPR
09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Peter Fatelnig
Counselor for the Digital Economy, Delegation of European Union to the United States

Frances Burwell
Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiation, Atlantic Council
Senior Adviser, McLarty Associates

Bart Oosterveld
Director, Global Business and Economics Program, Atlantic Council
C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Growth & Finance, Atlantic Council

Kara Sutton
Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Second Panel: IP Protection challenges across the Atlantic
10:45 AM-11:45 AM

Sandra Aistars,
Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Valerie Rouxel-Laxton
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics, Atlantic Council

Gina Vetere
Of Counsel, Covington and Burling

2018-04-11 09:15:00 2018-04-11 12:00:00 America/New_York Protectionism, Data Privacy, and the Transatlantic Partnership European Union Delegation in the US: Protectionism, Data Privacy, and the Transatlantic Partnership Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
April 11, 2018

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Atlantic Council,
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor,
Washington DC 
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