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International Data Transfers - Overcoming the Limitations

Training course carries 5 hours CPD points 

Courses take place in:

London, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin


EU data protection law restricts the transfer of personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have an ‘adequate level of data protection’. This restriction is entirely at odds with the way in which organisations operate in today’s world, and presents a challenge for international commerce, global data processing and international outsourcing.

This session provides a practical hands-on approach to the different mechanisms available to overcome the legal limitations affecting international data transfers. Attend this session to identify the most appropriate solution to the challenges faced by your organisation and learn about the most cost-effective way to comply with the law.

This session, which includes instruction on the provisions of the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation as well as the implications of Brexit, addresses all of the practical questions affecting international transfers of personal data such as:

  • what amounts to a transfer of personal data?
  • what are the methods of ensuring that transfers are lawful?
  • which is the best method to use for the foreign outsourcing of functions such as website hosting, IT maintenance and call centres?
  • how will I ensure that my organisation is lawfully using ‘cloud’ providers?
  • in what circumstances can my organisation make its own determination of ‘adequacy’?
  • how do Binding Corporate Rules work and how would I go about obtaining approval?
  • what is the “Privacy Shield”, and how can I use it to legalise transfers of data from the EU to the United States?
  • how and when can we use consent to justify international transfers?
  • what is the right approach to adopt in my organisation’s particular case?

Delegates will acquire the knowledge necessary to determine the most effective method for ensuring the legality of international transfers in any given circumstance.

Attendance on this course can be used as credit towards gaining the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.

Course Trainer

Sian Rudgard, Hogan Lovells

Sian Rudgard
Hogan Lovells

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Eduardo Ustaran, Field Fisher Waterhouse

Eduardo Ustaran
Hogan Lovells

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Course Information
DublinFriday, 12 May 2017
EdinburghFriday, 15 September 2017
LondonFriday, 10 November 2017
DublinFriday, 24 November 2017

Short Day – 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)

£475 plus VAT or €625 plus VAT
10% discount for second delegate
15% discount for third and subsequent delegates
(bookings must be made at the same time to receive multiple delegate discounts)

Who should attend:
In-house lawyers, Data Protection Officers, Compliance Officers, International Development Directors and Managers, IT Directors and Managers, HR Directors and Managers, Outsourcing Service Providers, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


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Course Testimonials

Keri Barnjum

“Very well run and executed.”
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