On September 18, 2017, the European Commission (“Commission”) and U.S. Department of Commerce (“Department”) kicked off their first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”).  To aid in the review, the Department invited a few industry leaders, including Hunton & Williams’ partner Lisa J. Sotto, who chairs the firm’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, to speak about their experiences during the first year of the Privacy Shield.

As we reported earlier this year, the primary objectives of the joint review are to monitor the current U.S. administration’s work on, and industry’s compliance with, the Privacy Shield, and to steer U.S. privacy debates to prevent privacy safeguards from deteriorating.