The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, is pleased to invite you for a virtual conversation, “Charting a new path in the world: The United Kingdom’s data protection reforms.” This public event will take place virtually on July 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET / 14:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs BST.

When the United Kingdom left the European Union, it incorporated the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK domestic law to enable uninterrupted data transfers from EU territory. On June 17, 2022 the UK government announced the results of an exhaustive public consultation on how it intends to “seize the benefits of Brexit”, diverge from the EU GDPR, and chart a more independent course in the world on data policy. Could the planned changes promote greater interoperability among countries around the world? Are the UK reforms instructive for efforts elsewhere in the world to amend or consider new privacy legislation? Could they affect the European Commission’s 2021 decision that the UK’s data protection laws are essentially equivalent to those in the European Union?

Join us on July 12 for a panel discussion around key features of the upcoming UK data policy reform and its international implications with a panel of transatlantic data policy experts.

This discussion will take place on Zoom and will be broadcast on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To receive the event information, please register using the button above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to watch the event.

Panel conversation with

Aaron Cooper

Vice President, Global Policy

BSA | The Software Alliance

Jenny Hall

Director of Data Policy

Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport of the United Kingdom


Cameron Kerry

Ann R. & Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Brookings Institution

Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Vice President for Global Privacy

Future of Privacy Forum

Moderated by

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