US discovery proceedings - Implications for French businesses

11 MAY 2012
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CEST
15 - 17 rue Scribe

For several years, data protection regulators in France and across Europe have been focusing on issues relating to transfers of personal data to the US in connection with US discovery proceedings. Transfers of any personal data to the US can raise numerous legal and practical issues; ensuring compliance with EU data protection laws when transfers are made in response to a discovery request in connection with US litigation can be even more complicated. And in France in particular, responding to discovery requests will also raise issues under the French Blocking Statute (Loi du 26 juillet 1968).

DLA Piper attorneys from California and from Paris are pleased to invite you to attend a presentation focusing on the issues, challenges and potential solutions for cross-border discovery. The presentation will review US discovery and document preservation rules as well as EU data protection law principles; present issues arising under the French Blocking Statute; look at the reactions of US courts when non-US parties invoke data protection laws or the Blocking Statute to avoid discovery; and provide suggestions for collecting, reviewing and disclosing data in US litigation proceedings.

To register, please email: [email protected]

The presentation will be given in English.