The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 covers international electronic information management, discovery and disclosure, including data protection issues. WG6 has three membership-building events coming up, one in Chicago on 24 April, one in London on 3 May and one in Washington DC on 9 May.
The London event is sponsored by Swiss Re (whose offices in the Gherkin will host the event) and by international eDiscovery provider Consilio.
The panel members are Matthew Davis of Consilio, Natascha Gerlach of Cleary Gottlieb, David Mayo of Deutsche Bank and me. The moderator is Monika Kuschewsky of Squire Patton Boggs.
As you can see from the event description here, our intention is a dialogue on the challenges posed by cross-border data transfers, specifically in relation to preservation and discovery obligations. Our main focus will be on the likely effect on data transfers of the GDPR and Brexit but we will range widely within the broad topic heading. We are keen to involve the audience and are happy go down avenues suggested by audience questions.
We will be referring (as I do whenever the subject comes up) to the Sedona Conference International Litigation Principles and to the forthcoming Sedona Conference International Investigations Principles. The former (now in a transitional version to reflect the variables which face us all) is an excellent starting point for anyone new to the subject.
There is no charge for attending and, indeed, non-members who do attend will get $100 discount for Sedona Working Group Series membership.
While writing about WG6, I should mention the ninth annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws which takes place in Dublin from 20-21 June. This is the leading event worldwide on cross-border discovery and data protection. There is more information here, including the application form for an invitation.
Do please pass on the details of both the London event and the Dublin Programme to anyone who might be interested.