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Webinar: Europe's GDPR and EU - U.S. Privacy Shield For U.S. Education Sector
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When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
11:00 AM
Where: Webinar
United States

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Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

and EU – U.S. Privacy Shield for the U.S. Education Sector


When: Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

Cost: $50



What you need to know: 

Do you have customers, partners, students… in Europe?  Are you actively marketing towards Europe?   Are you transferring EU personal data from Europe to the U.S.?  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 organization when it comes into force on 25 May 2018.  Failure to comply with the GDPR could result in stiff fines as high as 22 million dollars.     


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 related to transfers of personal data from the EU to the United States. Over 2,600 organizations use this program to transfer data.  Privacy Shield can play an integral role in many organizations’ overall GDPR compliance strategy.



  • Gain knowledge about GDPR requirements including:
    • Obligations towards your customers and business partners,
    • Accountability & transparency,
    • Security and privacy by default,
    • International data transfers
  • Discover how GDPR can impact your business model/operations:
    • What processes and tools can be put in place
    • How to start the compliance process
  • 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



  • Isabelle Roccia, U.S. Mission to the EU, Senior Advisor for digital policy
  • Michelle Sylvester-Jose, U.S. Department of Commerce, Privacy Shield expert




Isabelle Roccia is a Senior Policy Advisor with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service since 2013.  Based at the U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels, she works on digital policy and digital economy, including data flows, data privacy and cyber-security.  In this role she advises U.S. Government agencies and private sector on EU decision-making process, policies and their potential impact on business models and companies’ regulatory compliance.  Previously, Isabelle worked in EU affairs consultancies where she advised U.S. and European companies on EU policies related to ICT and international trade, as well as on EU funding opportunities.  She is a law graduate from the University of Paris II – Assas and holds a Master on Defense Industry and geo-strategies. 



Michelle Sylvester-Jose is a Policy Advisor with the Data Flows and Privacy Team at the U.S. International Trade Administration. In this position, she works to promote policy frameworks to facilitate cross-border data flows to support trade. Since joining ITA in 2014, she has focused on working with small-and-medium sized enterprises to export overseas. She serves as part of the Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield Team, and works on the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Michelle has several years of experience working with non-profit organizations on program management and development. Michelle has a master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on Conflict Resolution and Negotiations from New York University, she also received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California Davis.



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