Upcoming Event

Getting ready for the GDPR: What your company needs to know about GDPR – the New Data Protection Regulation in the European Union

Wed. March 28, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

New York

According to the RSA Data Privacy & Security Report, 62% of EU consumers would blame the company for their lost data in the event of a breach, not the hacker. As businesses are  increasingly digitizing their activities and transactions they are more and more  exposed to privacy issues related to  their customers’ (and employees) personal data.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European Union regulation that helps companies prepare for these concerns, and to protect the personal data of EU citizens, and to simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses. Going into effect on 25 May 2018, it will impact every business or organization that processes personal data from European residents either in Europe or outside of the EU.

The Consulate General of France in New York, in partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce, La French Tech NYC, and the French Treasury in the United States, have organized an expert discussion to help American and European companies better understand the requirements of the GDPR regulation, and help them become GDPR compliant.

This event is sponsored by Datadog, Inc.
Lunch will be provided by Maison Kayser bakery

Two high-level regulators, stakeholders in companies of different sizes, as well as legal experts will provide hands-on advise and share their own experiences becoming GDPR compliant.

Special Guest: Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President, French Data Protection Authority - precursor and leader on the regulation on data protection in the EU


11:30 PM: Registration
12:15 PM: Opening remarks, Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General, Consulate General of France in New York
12:20 - 1:00 PM: Panel Discussion
1:00 PM: Moderated Q&A
1:15 – 2:00 PM: Lunch & Networking

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President, CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority)
Tim Sheehy, Vice President for Technology Policy, IBM
Michael Kamps, Partner and IT Compliance Specialist, German Law Firm CMS
• Stephen Heary, Senior Legal Counsel, Etsy
Moderator: Oisín Tobin, Partner and head of the San Francisco office of the Irish Law Firm, Mason Hayes & Curran

About the Consulate General of France in New York:
The Consulate General of France in New York maintains close relations with official New York institutions and supports the local French Community. Its mission is also to promote France’s economic attractiveness and help French startups develop in New York. The Consulate holds around 150 events every year, which highlight the dynamism of France in various domains such as gastronomy, politics, economy and education.

About the European American Chamber of Commerce:
The goal of the EACC’s New York Chapter is to stimulate business development, and to facilitate networking and relationships between European and American businesses & professional organizations. Its audience in New York is comprised of major organizations in the financial services, legal area, media, professional services/ consulting industry, manufacturing, retail, real estate, international trade and other business sectors represented in the Tri-State area, who are eager to learn about business opportunities and the latest developments in the trans-Atlantic economy.

About La French Tech NYC:
La French Tech is a global movement celebrating French innovation, entrepreneurship and startups. The NYC French Tech Hub gathers French and American entrepreneurs, top executives, investors, engineers and public leaders. With more than 150 startups in NY co-founded by at least one French entrepreneur, La French Tech is a dynamic and diverse community.

About the French Treasury in the U.S.
The French Treasury Department of the French Embassy in the U.S. is part of the international network of the Directorate General of the Treasury (Ministry of the Economy and Finance). Its mission is to inform the French government and administration about American economic policies.

About Datadog:
Datadog is a monitoring service for cloud-scale applications, bringing together data from servers, databases, tools, and services to present a unified view of an entire stack. These capabilities are provided on a SaaS-based data analytics platform.

About Maison Kayser:
Recognized as one of the most talented artisan bakers of his generation, Eric Kayser has built his reputation on his passion for bread, the quality of his products and his incredible skill to combine authenticity and innovation in the world of French artisanal bakeries.

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