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Webinar: A Practical Guide to Completing Transfer Impact Assessments (TIAs)

September 9 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 particpatory MCLE credit.

Presented by the Technology, Internet, and Privacy Interest Group.


To comply with the new EU standard contractual clauses (SCCs) and Schrems II ruling, both data importers and data exporters must complete a “transfer impact assessment” (TIA) – i.e. an assessment of the recipient country’s laws and whether or not they protect the imported data to an essentially equivalent standard to EU law (in particular taking account of local surveillance laws and potential for government access to data). Data transfer compliance in light of these new requirements is currently the single biggest, and most challenging, aspect of EU data protection law at present. In this webinar we will discuss what is required to complete a TIA and provide practical tips on how to approach this task, factoring in both strategic considerations and the recent EDPB Recommendations.

Speaker: Felicity Fisher and Paul Lanois

Moderator: Kieran de Terra


Felicity (or Flick) is a Partner in Fieldfisher’s top-ranked Privacy, Security and Information Group and is based in the US (Palo Alto/ San Francisco) office. As a Brit abroad, she is well placed to provide practical support to US based companies on European issues in their time zone. Felicity has particular experience advising companies on the rollout of disruptive and innovative technologies, implementing global privacy and data transfer strategies, supporting customer deals, vendor management, building global privacy programs, GDPR compliance, digital and offline marketing compliance and other EU digital regulatory compliance issues. She also has extensive experience leading and project managing large multi-jurisdictional projects with an EU focus.

Felicity is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe (CIPP/E)), a member of the IAPP Faculty and registered with the California Bar to practice English and EU law as a Foreign Legal Consultant. She has also recently been recognized as a “Top 40 under 40” data privacy lawyer by Global Data Review.

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