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International Data Transfers - Overcoming the Limitations
4 Hours CPD


Courses take place in:

Dublin, Brussels & London


EU data protection law does not allow the transfer of personal information to countries outside the EEA that do not have an adequate level of data protection.  This prohibition is entirely at odds with the way in which organisations operate in today’s world, and presents a difficult legal challenge to global data processing and international outsourcing.

This session provides a practical hands-on approach to the different mechanisms available to overcome the legal limitations affecting international data transfers.

Attend this session to identify the most appropriate solution to the challenges faced by your organisation and learn about the most cost-effective way to comply with the law.

This session, which is fully up to date with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),  addresses all of the practical questions affecting international transfers of personal data such as:

  • what amounts to a transfer of personal data?
  • what are the methods of ensuring that transfers are lawful?
  • which is the best method to use for the foreign outsourcing of functions such as website hosting, IT maintenance and call centres?
  • how will I ensure that my organisation is lawfully using ‘cloud’ providers?
  • in what circumstances can my organisation make its own determination of ‘adequacy’?
  • how do Binding Corporate Rules work and how would I go about obtaining approval?
  • what is the “Privacy Shield”, and how can I use it to legalise transfers of data from the EU to the United States?
  • how and when can we use consent to justify international transfers?
  • what is the right approach to adopt in my organisation’s particular case?

Delegates will be able to find the best way to legitimise cross-border data processing.

Attendance on this course can be used as credit towards gaining the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.

Course Trainer

Sian Rudgard

Sian Rudgard,
Of Counsel
Hogan Lovells LLP

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Course Information
BrusselsFriday, 04 October 2019
DublinFriday, 08 November 2019
LondonFriday, 22 November 2019
DublinFriday, 22 May 2020
LondonFriday, 25 September 2020
BrusselsFriday, 16 October 2020
DublinFriday, 13 November 2020

Short Day – 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)


10% discount for all additional delegates booked at the same time

Who should attend:
In-house lawyers, Data Protection Officers, Compliance Officers, International Development Directors and Managers, IT Directors and Managers, HR Directors and Managers, Outsourcing Service Providers, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


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