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The EU, Third Countries and Brexit - Managing Secure Data Flows Across Borders

Data protection
Date: Monday, 11 February 2019 08:30 - 10:00

Venue: British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium

How can businesses ensure that the data flows between the UK and the EU will continue after Brexit – no matter what the outcome of the negotiations is?

What are the challenges coming from the Court of Justice to the data flows between the EU and third countries?

How to build strategies around these challenges and more from our expert panel featuring Matthew Gould, Director-General Digital & Media Policy, UK Government, Dr. Heather Anson, Anson Evaluate and Chris Hutchins, McAfee.


Matthew Gould - Director-General Digital & Media Policy | Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Matthew is the Director General for Digital and Media Policy in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. In his previous role as British ambassador to Israel, Matthew set up the UK Israel tech hub, which laid the foundations for the UK and Israel’s powerful tech relationship. He was also the Government’s Director of Cyber Security at the Cabinet Office, focussed on keeping Britain safe from cyber attack. Matthew’s previous roles also include serving as principal private secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as private secretary for foreign affairs in the Prime Minister’s office. Matthew has worked in Tehran, Islamabad, Washington and Manila.

Heather Anson - Managing Director | Anson Evaluate

Heather is Managing Director of Anson Evaluate Ltd, a specialist Regulatory Compliance and Training Provider in the UK. Anson Evaluate delivers services through a variety in person training seminars, webinars, online e-learning courses and podcasts. Heather is also the editor and co-author of The GDPR Compliance Manual for Legal Practices. Prior to moving to England in 2011, Heather developed online education and training courses via her company Professional Education Portal (“PEP”) as well as running her law firm, Anson Law, in Arizona for the best part of a decade. The firm focused on providing highly specialist regulatory advice to corporate clients, acting in effect as in-house counsel. Clients included a wide range of corporates advising on regulatory matters across multiple jurisdictions including Europe, China and Malaysia. Heather has continued to consult on multi - jurisdictional matters through niche law firm DigitalLawUK and has now advised clients from across North America, The European Union, Russia, and the Middle East. Heather is a popular speaker and has appeared at events for the Law Society of England and Wales, the European Law Students Association, The Centre for Assessment (CfA), the American Bar Association and the Center for International and American Law. Most recently, Heather has been a speaker at the ICM, Lawyer 2050 in Tunisia and ILT’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Conference in Dallas. Heather has also been a visiting lecturer and professor at Universities in the United States and Europe, most recently teaching a course in Trieste, Italy on the Comparative Law of Social Media between Europe and the United States.





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