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Miami University Voice of America Learning Center 7847 VOA Park Drive
West Chester
United States

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation & EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: What Businesses Need to Know

Event Start Date: 3/14/2018 8:00 AM

Event End Date: 3/14/2018 12:00 PM

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Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation & EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: What Businesses Need to Know

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Miami University Voice of America Learning Center
7847 VOA Park Drive
West Chester, OH 45069

Date/Time Information:

Wednesday, March 14
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Registration (includes continental breakfast & free parking):
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$25 for EACC, SODEC and DRMA members 
$35 Non-members/general admission

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 on 25 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 2,600 companies use this program to transfer data.  Privacy Shield can play an integral role in many companies’ overall GDPR compliance strategy.  

Join the EACC, the U.S. Commercial Service and our partners for a half-day program designed to inform and help U.S. companies prepare.

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

Gain in-depth knowledge about GDPR requirements including:

        • Accountability & transparency
        • Security and privacy by default
        • Communication with your customers and business partners

        Discover how GDPR can impact your business including:

        • What processes and tools should be put in place
        • How to start the compliance process
        • How to turn GDPR into a business advantage

        Learn about the Privacy Shield Program and how to apply: 

        • New Requirements under Privacy Shield
        • Application and Review Process

        Know what to keep an eye on in the future  


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        Each DEC has approximately 30 members, at least half of whom are exporters. Members also include export trading or management company representatives; bankers; international lawyers and accountants; freight forwarders; and others whose profession supports the U.S. government’s export promotion mission.

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