Research in the EU: Privacy Issues for US Companies
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Research in the EU: Privacy Issues for US Companies

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 11 am - 12:15 pm ET

This webinar will cover recent developments surrounding several key issues
and requirements faced by US companies that conduct research in the EU and
move personal information among EU member countries and into the US. Our presenters also will discuss the EU Safe Harbor, one of the most common (and misunderstood) ways that US researchers deal with EU privacy issues.

A portion of the webinar will be devoted to audience questions.

This is important information for:

  • Compliance Directors
  • CEOs
  • Privacy / Security Officers
  • Information Systems Managers
  • HIPAA Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • General Counsel/Attorneys


Berlin, CASRO General Counsel, Lev & Berlin, P.C.

Duane is a leading authority on legal issues affecting the survey research industry, having represented research companies for his entire 25-year career. Duane has served as legal counsel to CASRO for the past 13 years, is the principal author of CASRO’s Privacy Protection Program, which includes CASRO’s Model Forms of Survey Research Agreements and Contracts. He launched CASRO’s General Counsel and Privacy Officers Forum in 2003 and has served as a speaker, moderator, and leader of many CASRO Briefings, Workshops, and Conferences. In his work for CASRO he has submitted two legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and has represented the industry and the association on many legal challenges relating principally to respondent confidentiality. Duane is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a member of the Board of Directors of The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut. Duane also currently provides private legal counsel to many leading research firms with respect to commercial, corporate and privacy matters and speaks frequently on legal and regulatory issues affecting the survey research industry.

Daniel Cooper, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Based in London, Dan advises clients on information technology regulatory issues, particularly data protection, e-commerce and data security matters. He has successfully represented clients in the pharmaceutical research, biotech, sports and financial services sectors, among others, before national data protection regulators and EU-level authorities, including European Union and Council of Europe institutions. Dan regularly assists leading technology companies (Microsoft), including social networking sites (Facebook), online content and entertainment providers (CBS Interactive, Viacom), and e-shopping sites (eBay, Expedia), on their European and global compliance strategies. He also has deep experience with the regulation of mobile and e-health technologies.Known for his ability to guide clients through the issues arising from data breach incidents, he has advised a number of high-profile clients in this area.Dan co-authored the data protection standard that governs organized sport. Dan is dual-qualified in the United States and United Kingdom, and also has been appointed to the advisory and expert boards of privacy NGOs and agencies, such as Privacy International and the European security agency, ENISA. In addition to the companies listed above, Dan has provided counsel to Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Deutsche Bank, American Express and many others.


Barry Ryan, Director, Policy & Communication, EFAMRO

Barry is a graduate of University College Dublin and the University of London. He was admitted to the bar in New York in 2004. He joined the Market Research Society (MRS) in 2005 as Standards and Policy Manager. In 2009 he was appointed Director of Policy & Communication at EFAMRO, the European Research Federation. Barry is one of the European research sector’s leading experts in data privacy and self-regulation. He is responsible for representing the sector to the UK government and regulators, and to the European institutions, including the Commission and Parliament. Barry is also co-director of the Global Research Business Network.



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