The Sedona Conference® Announces International Programme on Cross-Border eDiscovery, eDisclosure & Data Privacy

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The Sedona Conference® is now accepting applications for its International Programme on Cross-Border eDiscovery, eDisclosure and Data Privacy, to be held at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday and Thursday, 10 and 11 June. The programme will focus on conflicting data privacy and eDiscovery demands in the context of international litigation, regulation and arbitration, and provide a rare opportunity for participants to engage in dialogue legal experts and European data protection commissioners.

The Sedona Conference® announces that it is now accepting applications for its International Programme on Cross-Border eDiscovery, eDisclosure and Data Privacy, to be held at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday and Thursday, 10 and 11 June. This programme will focus on navigating the hazardous waters of conflicting data privacy and eDiscovery demands in the context of international litigation, regulation and arbitration. It will provide a rare opportunity for participants to engage in dialogue with an experienced international faculty of experts and authorities on data privacy and eDiscovery issues. Registration for the conference is strictly limited to 75 participants to ensure an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue, the hallmark of The Sedona Conference®. Because of the space limitation, registration is by invitation only. To apply for an invitation and view the complete agenda and faculty bios, go to http://www.thesedonaconference.org/conferences/intl/20090610.

The all-star faculty of lawyers, judges, and government data privacy officers includes Quentin Archer (Lovells, London), Steve Bennett (Jones Day, New York), Hon. Simon Brown, QC (Birmingham Civil Justice Centre, Birmingham), Moze Cowper (Amgen, Los Angeles), James Daley (Daley Crowley LLP, Kansas City), Geraldine Dersley (UK Data Commission, London), Dr. Alexander Dix (Commissioner for Data Protection & Freedom of Information, Berlin), Amor Esteban (Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, San Francisco), Damon Greer (U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC), Patrick Kos (F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Basel), Dr. Waltraut Kotschy (Austrian Data Protection Commission, Vienna), Philippos Mitletton (Data Protection, EU Commission, Brussels), Dr. Hiroshi Miyashita (Office of Personal Information Protection, Tokyo), Yann Padova (Secretary General, CNIL, Paris), Sandra Potter (Potter Farrelly & Associates, Melbourne), Kenneth Rashbaum (Fios Inc., New York), Hon. David Waxse (U.S. District Court, Kansas City), Jonathan Weeks (Intel, Wilshire), Master Whitaker (Senior Master, Queens Bench Division, London), Kenneth Withers (The Sedona Conference®, Phoenix), and Christian Zeunert (Swiss Re, Zurich).

The Programme will include panels focused on such timely topics as: (1) The current landscape of cross-border discovery conflicts; (2) Efforts to reconcile competing notions of privacy and eDiscovery; (3) Cross-border eDiscovery and data privacy in alternate contexts; and (4) Potential solutions to cross-border discovery conflicts, including the new EU Article 29 Working Party document on cross-border discovery.

Registration is $1700(US) per participant. The Sedona Conference® International Programme on Cross Border eDiscovery & Data Privacy is designed for experienced participants from law firms, multinational corporations, and government agencies.

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