Introduction to European Data Protection and Privacy

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This talk will introduce the basic concepts of European data protection and privacy law and explore the fundamental differences between the European and US approaches, including by examining recent events (e.g., the Schrems case, the EU/US Privacy Shield, and the General Data Protection Regulation).

Neal Cohen is a New York and English qualified lawyer in Perkins Coie’s Privacy and Security Group and a former Research Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Prior to joining Perkins Coie in the United States, Neal spent several years practicing data protection and privacy law in London at another multinational law firm. Neal began his career as a law clerk in the Privacy Office at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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