Shannon Togawa Mercer is a Senior Associate in WilmerHale’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice group. She advises clients on a variety of matters related to cybersecurity, privacy, and US and European data protection laws. Her practice includes advising clients on the legal and practical aspects of data transfers.
She joined WilmerHale from the London location of a large global law firm where she practiced corporate law with a particular focus on European data protection and cybersecurity. She previously worked as a national security, technology, and law associate for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She also served as the managing editor of the prominent US national security blog, Lawfare. Prior to practicing law, Shannon worked in finance and management consulting in New York.
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.
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