Please join the Atlantic Council's EuroGrowth Initiative on Wednesday, April 11, at the Atlantic Council's headquarters in Washington, DC for a timely conference on transatlantic trade, data privacy, and intellectual property regulation. 

Breakfast will be served throughout the event.

A live-stream of the event will be available here:
Protectionism, Data Privacy, and the Transatlantic Partnership

April 11, 2018    
9:30 AM-12:00 PM 
Registration starts at 9:15 AM

Atlantic Council:
1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevators)
Washington, DC 20005

The US administration's decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs created uncertainty and stoked fears of a US-EU trade war. Ultimately, the current administration exempted the EU from these measures. Ambassador O'Sullivan will shed light on the EU's strategy as protectionism is on the rise globally.
Simultaneously, tech companies on both sides of the Atlantic are grappling with the challenges posed by data privacy, as will be illustrated by Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in Congress next week. Entering into force in May 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will bring about the largest change in decades to data security and privacy, with wide-reaching implications for US companies doing business in Europe.
Transatlantic relations will also be affected by changes to intellectual property regulations. The EU is currently discussing a wide-reaching reform to copyright, patents, and trademark regulation, which will pose challenges for US firms operating across Europe.