The 10th Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Protection Laws

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 7:30am to Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

The Sedona Conference's 10th Annual International Programme on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Protection Laws will be held on 18-19 June 2018 at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in Budapest, Hungary. There will be a welcome reception at the Hotel on the evening of 17 June 2018, from 18:00 - 20:00.

Right on the heels of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going fully into effect in May of 2018, the expanded agenda of the 2018 International Programme will address not only cross-border data transfers arising from government investigations or discovery in litigation, but also cross-border data transfers for various business purposes, and the related compliance, privacy and security concerns.

Unlike other continuing legal education programs, all faculty members are present for the entire Programme and participate in all aspects of the Programme. The format involves dialogue not only among faculty members, but also with the Programme participants, who are invited and encouraged to contribute their comments and perspectives to the dialogue.

The Programme is by invitation only to ensure a proper balance of participants and is limited in size to ensure that we have an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue.

Hotel Accommodations

We have secured a highly favorable group rate of EUR 259 single room/EUR 279 double room (buffet breakfast included) per night on a block of rooms at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus for the evenings of 17-18 June 2018. The group rate is also available for the three days preceding and the three days following the Programme, but subject to room availability because no room block is held for these nights. Accordingly, if you wish to stay for more than two nights, you should apply for an invitation to the Programme as soon as possible. Our group rate includes complimentary use of the on-site fitness center, 20% off any spa services at the hotel, complimentary Internet access in your guestroom, a complimentary daily newspaper, and complimentary parking.

Complete hotel reservation information will be provided with your Programme registration confirmation email. Accordingly, you should submit an application for the Programme as soon as possible, so we can consider your application and extend an invitation to you to participate in the Programme in a timely fashion.

Working Group Meetings

In the afternoon of 19 June, following the conclusion of the International Programme, there will be a complimentary half-day members' meeting of The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6).

There will also be a complimentary off-site members' meeting of The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11) in the morning of 20 June (location TBA).

If you are a Sedona Conference Working Group Series (WGS) member who would like to attend either or both of the meetings, please indicate this during the application process by checking the box(es) signifying that you plan to attend. If you are not a WGS member, you can sign up for a WGS membership here. Once a WGS member, one is eligible to become a member and take part in the activities of all Working Groups, including WG6 and WG11. If you have any questions about how to sign up for a membership or encounter any difficulties while doing so, please contact our office at

Additional details on these meetings will be made available later.

Corporate Counsel Meeting

Finally, there will also be a complimentary off-site meeting of corporate counsel in the afternoon of 20 June (location TBA). The meeting is limited to corporate counsel and The Sedona Conference leadership to discuss and benchmark cross-border transfer best practices in a more relaxed and informal setting. This intimate forum will allow for a discussion of issues of specific importance to in-house counsel. If you are invited to participate in the Programme, the organizers of this meeting will contact you separately with more details.

Working Agenda PDF: 

Confirmed Faculty

Littler Mendelson, PC

New York, NY, USA

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Hong Kong

Hermosa Beach, CA

Center for Information Policy Leadership

Brussels, Belgium

Baer & Karrer AG

Basel, Switzerland

Swiss Re

Armonk, NY, USA

Greene Espel PLLP
Ropes & Gray

London, United Kingdom


Spring, TX, USA

Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum
Hungarian Data Protection & Freedom of Information Authority
European Commission

Brussels, Belgium

Austrian Data Protection Authority
Redgrave LLP

Chantilly, VA, USA


San Francisco, CA, USA

Sidley Austin LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Clyde & Co

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Personal Data Protection Commission