Export control and sanction regimes disruption by new technologies
11 June 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm€130
The combination of innovation and digitization causes severe disruption to existing controls and regimes. New technologies have the potential to disrupt, if not evade, traditional export control regimes and thus pose significant challenges to businesses and regulators alike.
If you have cross-border operations through customers, third parties, or even through your own employees, you may face unexpected export control risks by simply following innovative trends. This is likely to be the case if you use or provide a cloud computing service, if the knowledge of your technically skilled employees is collected on a shared network, or if 3D printing is part of your production process. It would be a mistake to think that technological innovations and their far-reaching implications will stop here.
As a result, new technologies are playing a central role in ongoing discussions around the reform of EU Dual Use Regulation 428/2009. We may see stricter controls on cyber-surveillance, but potentially looser controls on cryptography. What can we expect from the regulatory changes and how can we prepare for them?
This seminar aims to identify the main innovative technologies and clarify their impact on existing export control management and related compliance requirements.
Target audience: trade compliance professionals, in-house company lawyers, CIOs, regulators, and so on
14:30 Introduction by Olivier Joris, Executive Manager of the Competence center Europe & International, Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
14:35 What is new for export controls and sanctions in the EU and the US?
- Presentation by Alonzo Bell, Senior Enforcement Officer, OFAC
15:05 The rise of new technologies and the export control challenges
- New technologies unpacked: AI, Blockchain, Cloud computing, by Tom Ghelen, Associate Director leading the development studio at Kunstmaan (part of Accenture Interactive)
– Export control considerations
- What is a “data export” in the EU and the US, by Susan Kovarovics, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Washington, DC and Bert Gevers, Partner Loyens & Loeff in Brussels
- What data is controlled data in the EU (dual-use regulation) and US (ITAR, EAR) jurisdictions?, by Susan Kovarovics, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Washington, DC and Bert Gevers, Partner Loyens & Loeff in Brussels
- Do new technologies challenge, or on the contrary enhance, export controls compliance?, by Sophie Delhoulle, Director of Legal Services, Trade Compliance, EMEA, Accenture Belgium & Luxembourg
- Export control risks and liabilities in IT outsourcing contracts, by Dirk Dujardin, Legal Director Global Accounts, Benelux/Complex Contracting, Accenture & Sophie Delhoulle, Director of Legal Services, Trade Compliance, EMEA, Accenture Belgium & Luxembourg
– General security and privacy considerations, by Stephanie De Smedt, Lawyer, Loyens & Loeff
– Business cases and panel discussion between users, providers and legal
16:55 Concluding remarks
17:00 Networking reception