Upcoming Event: Will we reach a new safe harbor?

Die EU auf der Suche nach einen safer "Safe Harbor"
Die EU auf der Suche nach einen safer “Safe Harbor”

27 January 2016, 13.00-15.00h

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

 About the event

The European Court of Justice’s decision to invalidate the Safe Harbor agreement concluded between the U.S. and the EU gave a strong signal to the Commission that a future agreement needs to be stronger on protecting European data. At the same time, the decision has meant that thousands of organizations storing European data in the U.S. have been plummeted into uncertainty. If an agreement is not reached by end of January, EU member states need to implement their own bilateral agreements with the U.S., re-creating a myriad of rules to govern transatlantic data transfer. In parallel the EU agreed to a new data protection package which is likely to give the European Commission guidance as it negotiates a new agreement with the U.S.

How close are we to a new agreement and how safe will the new harbor be? What are the consequences if the January deadline lapses without an agreement? Join us for a lively discussion on the ramifications of a new safe harbor agreement.


Hans H. Stein
Director, European and Transatlantic Dialogue, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom


Christian Borggreen
Director, International Policy, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)

Gisela Piltz
Member of the Board of Trustees, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Berin Szoka
President, Tech Freedom

Claus Gramckow
Representative USA and Canada, Transatlantic Dialogue Program, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom


Kindly register for this event by 25 January 2016 at http://tinyurl.com/new-safe-harbor Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the FNF website, social media, in the press, FNF marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.