Samantha Smith

Global Data Protection Officer, Merlin Entertainments Group

A qualified Solicitor and CIPM accredited Data Protection Officer with extensive knowledge of GDPR and international privacy and data protection laws. Experienced in providing compliance advice to both public and private sector organisations around the implementation of data protection programmes, Samantha is passionate about making data protection more accessible to individuals by breaking down the barriers of communication ensuring people feel empowered to manage personal data effectively.

My Sessions
September 22, 2021 3:00 PM
International Data Flows: Key Cases and Decisions since Schrems II and what have we learnt? (Sponsored by OneTrust)

In its July 2020 Schrems II judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared the European Commission’s Privacy Shield Decision invalid on account of invasive US surveillance programs, thereby making transfers of personal data on the basis of the Privacy Shield Decision illegal. This panel will explore the key cases and decisions since the ruling, what have we learnt, and forecast a future under the new SCCs.

Speakers Include:

Host: Shannon T. Mercer, Senior Associate, WilmerHale

Sam Smith, Head of Data Compliance & Data Protection Officer, Merlin Entertainments

Marta Dunphy-Moriel, Founder, Dunphy-Moriel Legal Services LTD

Alexis Kateifides, FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM, Lead Privacy Counsel, OneTrust