NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect in 1994, was designed to eliminate barriers of trade and investment between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Despite the harmonization of many laws, the NAFTA members have quite distinct approaches to the protection of personal information.
This Hogan Lovells webinar will examine the differences in the national approaches to privacy (and the similarities, where they exist), and will explore the impact on commerce and communication across the North American borders, and in the borderless world of the Internet. In the program you will hear about:
- The brand new Mexican "Federal Law for Protection of Personal Information in Possession of Individuals" that went into effect on July 6th.
- The Canadian approach to privacy under PIPEDA and provincial laws, and its effect on cross-border transfers.
- The U.S. "harms-based" approach to regulation and the prospects for a new privacy paradigm.
- Whether global harmonization on the protection of personal privacy is likely or possible.
The program will offer an opportunity to hear from the continent's leading voices and experts on privacy. They will offer insights on the future of privacy, and what that means for consumers, business and government. Our panel will include:
Kenneth Anderson, Assistant Commissioner (Privacy) and Director of Legal Corporate & Technical Services for the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, United States
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Canadian Province of Ontario
Nuala O’Connor Kelly, Chief Privacy Leader & Senior Counsel, Information Governance at General Electric
Jacqueline Peschard Mariscal, President Commissioner, Federal Institute of Access to Public Information, Mexico
Lina Ornelas, General Director for Classified Information and Personal Data, Federal Institute of Access to Public Information (IFAI), Mexico
Christopher Wolf, Leader, Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management Practice, Moderator