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Putting Privacy Shield into Practice


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Putting Privacy Shield into Practice

  • Hotel Diplomat Strandvägen 7C Stockholm Sweden (map)

Understanding the self-certification procedures that allow businesses to safeguard the transfer of data across borders.

Since July, businesses throughout Sweden, across the EU and in the U.S. have been able to self-certify for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. This agreement provides a safe framework for transatlantic data flows, and ensures a high level of protection for individuals and legal certainty for business. Privacy Shield imposes clear and strong obligations on companies handling data and makes sure that these rules are followed and enforced in practice.

AmCham Sweden invites you to hear from Isabelle Roccia of the U.S. Mission to the European Union, and Alan Dahi, Legal Counsel, Global Privacy Office for Klarna.

These experts will discuss how Privacy Shield impacts the access of public authorities for law enforcement, as well as how national security is now subject to clear limitations, safeguards and oversight mechanisms that have been implemented to prevent indiscriminate mass surveillance of European citizens' data.

The program will be moderated by Conny Larsson, Attorney with Gärde & Partners in Stockholm. 

Isabelle Roccia,
Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Mission to the European Union

Isabelle Roccia joined the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in 2013.  Based at the U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels, she works on digital policy, including data flows, data privacy and cyber-security.  In this role she advises U.S. Government agencies and private sector on EU decision-making process, policies and their potential impact on business models and companies’ compliance.  Previously, Isabelle worked in EU affairs consultancies where she advised U.S. and European companies on EU policies related to ICT and international trade, as well as on EU funding opportunities.  She is a law graduate from the University of Paris II – Assas and holds a Master on Defense Industry and geo-strategies.

Alan Dahi
Legal Counsel, Global Privacy Office, Klarna

As a member of Klarna's Global Privacy Office in Stockholm, Alan advises the business on European privacy and data protection issues, such as data transfers and privacy by design. He joined Klarna from the Institute for Legal Informatics at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, where he was involved in the data protection aspects of European-wide ICT research projects. Alan is a German-qualified lawyer and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Conny Larsson
Attorney at Gärde & Partners

Conny Larsson has a Master of Law and IT degree, and is specialized in Telecommunication and Information Technology Law. Since 2009, Conny has worked for the Swedish law firm Gärde & Partners AB in Stockholm. Previously, he was a corporate counsel at the major Swedish telecom operator TeliaSonera for nearly fifteen years, and also at Flextronics Network Services. In addition, Conny was a legal counsel at the Swedish authorities the Swedish Telecom Agency and the Swedish Enforcement Agency. In total, Conny has nearly thirty years of experience as a lawyer.

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