Revisiting the Safe Harbour – Promoting Trade and Trust in the Digital Economy

The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace (ICOMP), will be hosting a seminar entitled, Revisiting the Safe Harbour – Promoting Trade and Trust in the Digital Economy. The session will take place on Tuesday 24th November, 0830 – 1030, at the offices of Burson-Marsteller, in central London.

Responses to the ECJ’s recent Safe Harbour decision have ranged a great deal. ICOMP does not believe this can simply be portrayed as a Europe vs America or consumer vs. industry issue. While there are undoubtedly very serious questions which need to be addressed, ICOMP sees this as a unique opportunity for the world’s two largest trading blocs to strengthen the many ties that already bind us. 

At a time when the delicate balance between privacy and security is once again being challenged by the recent events and other threats, this seminar brings together industry, enforcement agencies and privacy advocates to jointly discuss the way forward and seek balanced and innovative solutions that preserve opportunities for innovation and growth while respecting consumers’ fundamental interests in privacy.

We are delighted to be joined by an expert panel of speakers, including:

  •  Auke Haagsma, ICOMP Director (Moderator)
  • Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liaison, Information Commissioner’s Office
  • Dan Cooper, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Dr Chris Francis, Government Relations Director, SAP
  • Dr Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law, Queen Mary, University of London

If you are interested in attending please do not hesitate to contact the ICOMP Secretariat at