Roundtable on International Data Transfers in the UK’s Data Protection and Digital Information Bill
03 October 2022
Norton Rose Fulbright, London
Roundtable for companies and their advisors to be briefed by the DCMS policy team on the International Data Transfers parts of the UK Data Protection and Digital Information Bill.
This event will provide insights into both the government’s strategy and the ways that the DCMS team is conducting discussions with counterparts across the world to fulfil its aim of an independent international data policy. The output will be the participants’ feedback and constructive comments to Julia Lopez MP, the DCMS Minister, at this crucial period when the Bill is expected to start its passage through Parliament.
There is a balance to be struck between making the most of Brexit opportunities and risking the UK’s valuable EU adequacy declaration. To what extent will UK policy decisions lead to UK diversion from compatibility with the EU GDPR?
This interactive Roundtable will provide you with your best opportunity to receive an update from DCMS policy advisors on how they are forging an independent UK international data policy so you can review the legal basis for your data transfers to different jurisdictions accordingly. With the government’s promise of announcements on data transfer agreements with the Top 10 jurisdictions by the end of 2022, you can expect to learn both about the big picture and progress on delivering agreements with specific jurisdictions.
|09.30||Registration and Coffee|
Framework for assessing adequacy of third countries
Specific updates under the UK’s adequacy programme
Other international initiatives
|13.15||Lunch after which the DCMS and ICO participants depart|
Confidential exchange of practical experience
Raise the issues which concern you. For example:
Each morning session will follow this format:
- A statement of up to 10 minutes from the DCMS speakers explaining how the Bill tackles each aspect of international data transfers, in short, the rationale for change, the context for understanding the policy decisions taken by the DCMS policy team.
- A specialist lawyer from Norton Rose Fulbright may respond briefly to the DCMS opening statement.
- Discussion opens to all participants.
We will invite questions from the participants at least a week in advance of the event which will give the DCMS Team an opportunity to prepare responses on complex issues. We expect these written questions to be addressed before questions and comments are taken from the participants in the room.
- The government's consultation outcome, updated 23 June 2022, Data: a new direction - government response to consultation
- Data Protection and Digital Information Bill
- Output from the Roundtable
The output from this event will be a memo to the DCMS Minister, which will be drafted by host firm lawyers, in cooperation with Privacy Laws & Business, and provide to the DCMS and the ICO a record of the participants’ policy recommendations. This paper will not attribute comments to individuals nor their organisations but provide their sector if relevant to the context. This memo to the DCMS Minister will also be sent to all the participants, in both draft for comments and final form, so they know that their substantive views have been recorded and submitted to the DCMS.
The speakers are DCMS policy advisors who have worked on developing government policy and will advise the minister, including:
- Joe Jones, Deputy Director - International Data Transfers, Data Policy Directorate
- Siddharth Bannerjee, Head of Europe Data Transfers Strategy & Expert Council, International Data Transfers
- Adriana Mara, Europe Strategy Adviser, International Data Transfers
- Ryan Jones, Senior Policy Adviser, International Data Transfers Reform