Transatlantic Data Flows: Towards a 21st Century Framework for Prosperity and Growth

27 Jan


27 Jan 4:00 pm - 01 Jan 5:00 pm


IPC-Résidence Palace

155 rue de la Loi, Brussels

Wednesday, 27 January 2016
16h00-17h00 (registration and coffee from 15h30 onwards)
IPC-Résidence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi, Brussels 

The Progressive Policy Institute and Lisbon Council cordially invite you to an afternoon discussion on the importance for the European Union and the United States to develop rules to govern the economically critical function of data transfers between the EU and the U.S. What common rules can be agreed? What are recent developments in the data privacy field in the U.S.? And how do the European Court of Justice’s Schrems ruling and the soon-to-be-implemented General Data Protection Regulation change the framework for the EU?

At this high-level roundtable, the EU’s chief data protection regulator and the U.S.’s chief privacy regulator will discuss the state of ongoing talks, the likelihood of a deal later this year, the importance of data trade for transatlantic prosperity and the need for privacy standards that evoke respect and confidence from citizens at large. The roundtable takes place as part of vibrant transatlantic think tank dialogue established three years ago by the Lisbon Council, a leading Brussels-based think tank, and the Progressive Policy Institute, based in Washington, DC. The dialogue aims to promote transatlantic cooperation on digital innovation and cross-border data flows, and to inform the EU-U.S. negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.


  •     Julie Brill, commissioner, United States Federal Trade Commission
  •     Bruno Gencarelli, head of unit, data protection, DG justice and consumers, European Commission

To RSVP, please send an e-mail with the subject heading “Transatlantic Data Flows” to Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Only registered participants will have access to the venue.

Online registration is not available for this event.