Since the CJEU ruling on the validity of Safe Harbor many companies have started to look again at Binding Corporate Rules as a longer-term EU compliance strategy.

The publication of the EU-APEC Referential document in 2014 marked a significant step towards greater global interoperability of international data transfer frameworks and opened up the possibility of achieving dual certification under both APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules and EU Binding Corporate Rules. But in an uncertain legal environment how do you know if this is the right route for your business? 

This session will offer a deep-dive into the requirements of both data transfer frameworks and insights for companies considering going down this path as to exactly what the process involves and the potential benefits of leveraging work under the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules for a streamlined Binding Corporate Rules application process in the EU.

Join this webinar to review long-term options for responsible multinational companies looking to transfer data from Europe to the US.

Josh Harris
Director of Policy, TRUSTe

Josh is based in D.C. and as TRUSTe’s Policy Director frequently travels to San Francisco, Europe, Latin America and Asia to contribute to work being done by the government and the industry on data privacy interoperability. He also serves as the lead on TRUSTe’s APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules certification system to ensure the safe transfer of data across different locations. Most recently, Josh served as Policy Director for Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices and protect consumer privacy. Previously, Josh was Associate Director in the Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce at the International Trade Administration. Josh has also worked in private practice as an international trade attorney.

Hilary Wandall
AVP Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.

Hilary Wandall is Associate Vice President, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer 
of Merck & Co., Inc., a global health care company that operates in more than 140 countries. She has led the Merck Privacy Office and the company’s global privacy program since 2004. Hilary is actively engaged in a broad range of industry and pan-industry outreach
 and advocacy efforts to address evolving information policy and privacy and data protection policy issues.

Melinda Claybaugh

Counsel for International Consumer Protection, FTC


Melinda Claybaugh is Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, where she works on international privacy and consumer protection policy issues, including the implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules, the development of OECD policies on data protection, and the facilitation of cross-border enforcement cooperation.  Previously, she was a senior staff attorney in the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. While there, she investigated and brought enforcement actions involving data security, children’s online privacy, and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Ms. Claybaugh joined the agency in 2006 and served for 7 years in the Division of Enforcement, where she prosecuted cases against defendants operating a variety of scams, including telemarketing fraud and bogus debt collection. Ms. Claybaugh graduated from Wellesley College and New York University School of Law   


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