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Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU – U.S. Privacy Shield What U.S. Exporters Need to Know

Event Start Date: 3/15/2018 8:00 AM

Event End Date: 3/15/2018 11:30 AM

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US Commercial Service Roadshow

“The road to Digital Europe”


Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU – U.S. Privacy Shield

What U.S. Exporters Need to Know


What you need to know: 

Do you have customers, clients or employees in Europe?  Are you interested in selling to customers in Europe in the future?   If the answer to either of these questions is yes, join us and learn about how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may impact your business when it comes into force in May 2018.  Failure to comply with the GDPR could result in stiff fines as high as 4 percent of your company’s overall revenue.      


In 2016, the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce launched the EU- U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to provide U.S. companies with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the United States. Over 2,300 companies use this program to transfer data.  Privacy Shield can play an integral role in many companies’ overall GDPR compliance strategy.



CS Cleveland, a Privacy Shield expert, & CS European Union will offer a half-day program to inform and help U.S. companies prepare.


When:  March 15, 2018 - 8:30am to 11:30am (registration begins at 8am)


Where:  Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs (Includes FREE parking)


Engage with:

·         CSEU senior advisor for digital policy Isabelle Roccia from the US Mission to the EU

·         Privacy Shield expert Michelle Sylvester-Jose from the USDOC Office of Digital Service Initiatives

·         Private sector representative(s)



·         Find out why Europe is a key market for U.S. Businesses

·         Gain in-depth knowledge about GDPR requirements including:

o   Accountability & transparency

o   Security and privacy by default

o   Communication with your customers and business partners

·         Discover how GDPR can impact your business including:

o   What processes and tools should be put in place

o   How to start the compliance process

o   How to turn GDPR into a business advantage

·         Learn about the Privacy Shield Program and how to apply:

o   New Requirements under Privacy Shield

o   Application and Review Process

·         Know what to keep an eye on in the future


One-on-one appointments: Participants will have the option of 1-on-1 counseling sessions with our Commerce representatives to discuss GDPR and Privacy Shield. Schedule your counseling session today with: Isabelle Roccia from the US Mission to the EU, and Michelle Sylvester-Jose of the DOC Office of Digital Service Initiatives as spots will fill up quickly!

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