Tuesday 29th June 2021, 16:00 (BST)

International Transfers of Data – the InfoSec Leaders’ briefing

  • How are international transfers of data affected by the Brexit data adequacy decision?
  • Data protection changes in regional and national jurisdictions
  • Are we back to the drawing board for GDPR?

Your host:

Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Fred H. Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, Indiana University

A Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University, Professor Cate is a leading authority on privacy, security, and other information law and policy issues. He participates in a wide range of projects for the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) at Hunton Andrews Kurth, and is actively engaged in advising government and industry leaders about information privacy and security.

His work examines the impact of different tools for protecting privacy and security, the costs and benefits of using laws and regulations, and the broader context implicated by privacy and security and efforts to protect them, especially in global and electronic information flows. Educating policymakers and executives about these issues is a key focus of Professor Cate’s activities and the foundation of rational regulation and effective compliance.

Professor Cate testifies regularly before Congress and has appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and Forum on Technology & Innovation; and the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services; Committee on Energy and Commerce; Committee on Government Reform; Committee on the Judiciary; and Committee on Ways and Means. Professor Cate served as the reporter for the U.S. Department of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee (TAPAC) and as a member of the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. He advised the George W. Bush presidential campaign on privacy matters.

He is also actively involved with information privacy and security issues outside of the United States. He chaired the High-Level Experts on Electronic Signatures and Certification Authorities of the International Telecommunication Union and served as a member of the United Nations Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications. He has advised the governments of China, Finland, Japan, and Taiwan.

Bosko Vojkic, Group Data Protection Officer and Head of Data Protection, ERGOMED PCL

Legal and Data Protection professional specialized in Space Law, Telecoms, IPR/ICT, and Data Protection and Privacy. Worked on various governmental and corporate projects advising on GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, and other local legislation compliance.

Special interest in IoT and New Age Technology.

Rocio de la Cruz, Principal Associate and Lead Lawyer of Global Data Protection Projects, Gowling WLG

Rocio is a dual qualified UK solicitor and Spanish lawyer with more than 15 years expertise in data protection and Freedom of Information law in different jurisdictions. She is the lead lawyer for global data protection compliance projects at the UK office. With her multi-jurisdictional knowledge she is well-placed to advise clients on the harmonisation of data protection, cookies and e-marketing rules applied to public and privacy sector not only in light of Brexit but also from a global perspective. She also has particular interest and expertise in the fields of use of data for research purposes, AI, blockchain and innovative app developments and related data privacy and cyber security issues for which she is usually involved in complex multiparty projects.

She is also incredibly innovative, and clients define her as “a geek-privacy lawyer with a strategic and passionate vision”, “a very engaging speaker – her down to earth, relaxed delivery made the principles very memorable.”, and “Really inspirational”.

Rebecca Rakoski, Managing Partner, XPAN Law Partners

Co-founder and managing partner of XPAN Law Partners, LLP. Rebecca counsels and defends public and private corporations, and their boards, during data breaches and responds to state/federal regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. As an experienced litigator, Rebecca has handled hundreds of matters in state and federal courts. Rebecca skillfully manages the intersection of state, federal, and international regulations that affect the transfer, storage, and collection of data to aggressively mitigate her client’s litigation risks.

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