May 19 2015 12:00pm to May 19 2015 12:00pm

Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Information Sharing, Second Edition

with authors John Kropf and Neal Cohen

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

23 Everett Street, Second Floor, Cambridge, MA  02138

The recently published Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Sharing of Personal Information, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the principles, practices, and agreements behind how the U.S. government shares personal information with foreign governments - for purposes ranging from tax to counter terrorism and cyber-crime.  This information sharing is not only necessary to strengthen relations with foreign governments but to protect the country from threats, foreign and domestic.  In the past year, these issues have been most readily visible in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and the renegotiation of the Safe Harbor Framework.

About John

John Kropf has worked in privacy and information law and policy since 1995. He serves as the Corporate Privacy Executive for Northrop Grumman. Previously, Kropf worked as deputy chief counsel for Privacy and Information Governance for Reed Elsevier and as a career member of the Senior Executive Service working as Deputy Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Adviser on International Privacy Policy for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Before joining DHS, Kropf worked for 10 years as an international lawyer with the U.S. Department of State in the Office of Legal Adviser.

About Neal

Neal Cohen is a New York and English qualified lawyer in the Privacy & Security practice group at Perkins Coie LLP and a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His law practice and academic research focus on the global harmonization of data protection and privacy law. Prior to joining Perkins Coie LLP, Neal spent several years practicing data protection and privacy law in London at another multinational law firm and before that, Neal clerked in the Privacy Office at the Department of Homeland Security.

Last updated date

November 9, 2015