EU Privacy Countdown: What the GDPR Regulations Mean For Your Constituents




Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237

45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20515

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In May of this year, The European Commission (EC) will issue an expansive set of privacy rules for U.S. companies operating overseas. These rules, otherwise called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will require companies across the world to amend their policies and practices to comply with its many regulations. In many ways, the GDPR will become the baseline privacy regime for the Internet. According to PwC, over half of U.S. multinational companies say the GDPR is their top data privacy compliance priority.

But many U.S. policymakers view this new regulation as burdensome and costly, while others view it as a positive step towards a global privacy regime for the Internet. How will the GDPR affect the Privacy Shield and other international agreements with our International partners? This briefing, hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Academy, focuses on what the GDPR means for U.S. businesses and the worldwide flow of citizens’ information.

Boxed lunch will be served.


Joe Jerome, Policy Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology

Melanie Bates, Communications Director, Future of Privacy Forum

Kelly DeMarchis Bastide, Partner, Venable

Aymeric Dupont, Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Mike Godwin, Director of Innovation Policy and General Counsel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, R Street Institute