Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data

FEB 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Porter Wright will sponsor The Ohio State University's Program on Data and Governance on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, for the premiere of program’s newest lecture series, “Data Points: Ideas on Data, Law and Society.” Peter Swire, the Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business, will deliver a talk on “Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data.”

Professor SwireProfessor Swire, an expert in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, and the law of cyberspace, will present a paper that examines the different ways in which American and European Union law govern law enforcement requests for personal data that a company holds overseas. His paper argues that, while each jurisdiction provides meaningful protections against government overreach, the differences between these systems have created unnecessary obstacles to law enforcement cross-border data requests.

This event is scheduled to begin at noon in Drinko Hall, Room 250, located at 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Boxed lunches will be served to those who register in advance.

Register here for the event.