Outsource Magazine Issue 28 - (Page 36)

Plenty to Chew on At the end of May, Outsource partnered with law firm Stephenson Harwood to produce an exclusive dinner and roundtable debate on the topic ‘Outsourcing and the Inexorable Rise of Extraterritorial Regulation’. Some of the finest legal minds in outsourcing gathered to discuss one of the hottest and most complex topics in the space. Here, we share some of the thoughts and insights to emerge from a wide-ranging, forthright and frequently provocative debate… ith the recent announcement by the European Commission of a new draft Regulation on data protection, the issue of extraterritorial regulation and compliance – never too far from the minds (not to mention the nightmares) of many outsourcing professionals – has once again been shoved to the fore. The Regulation – which, it should be pointed out, still has around two years to go before it even becomes law, and then a further two years before its various components come into effect – aims to unite what Stephenson Harwood’s John Buyers describes as “a patchwork of various national data protection laws" into "a single set of European rules for data protection valid everywhere across the European Union; one rule for twenty-seven member states and for 500 million people” – the words of Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and EU Justice Commissioner who oversaw the creation of the draft Regulation (and who claims the reforms will save businesses some €2.3bn annually). The proposed Regulation formed the W backdrop against, and a point of origin for, a remarkably wide-ranging (and at times controversial) roundtable debate held by Outsource and Stephenson Harwood at the latter’s London HQ at the end of May. Some 16 general counsels, heads of legal and other similarly senior representatives of various corners of the outsourcing space gathered for a dinner and debate entitled ‘Outsourcing and the Inexorable Rise of Extraterritorial Regulation’; as well as the new EU proposals, the host – the aforementioned John Buyers – invited guests to consider factors such as US copyright enforcement measures “and the increasingly aggressive way in which US authorities are prosecuting under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act”; and “the tendency towards increased regulation in the cybersecurity space [and] the inevitable rush by national authorities to implement cybersecurity measures in the wake of terrorist attacks”. Before dinner was served, and by way of setting the scene, Marie-Madeleine Kanellopolou of the European Commission presented some details of the new draft Regulation and explored some of the drivers “Generally I’m against regulation.” – Dorothy Denning 36 ● ● www.outsourcemagazine.co.uk http://www.outsourcemagazine.co.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Outsource Magazine Issue 28

Deep Thought
John Seddon
At Your Service?
Plenty To Chew On
The Power of Two
Big Data
Invested Outsourcing
Tim Cummins
NOA Round-Up
Managing Knowledge in a Partnership
A Long Way Still To Go
Recruitment Process Technology
Let’s Talk About Our Relationships
Great Expectations
Transformative Technology
The Future of Rightshoring
Top Ten
The Legal View
HfS Round-Up
Online Round-Up
Inside Source
The Last Word

Outsource Magazine Issue 28