The American Conference Institute’s 13th Annual Advanced Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud, and Cyber Export Controls will be held March 29-30, 2023, at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco, with pre-conference workshops on March 28, 2023. Thomsen and Burke partner Roszel C. Thomsen II is a co-chair. Topics will include Russia sanctions and their intersection with encryption controls; quantum computing and cryptography; cloud encryption and sharing and storing of cloud data; and complying with BIS’ advanced computing controls on China. The conference will feature prominent industry and government speakers, including Thea D. Rozman Kendler, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security.
The American Conference Institute’s 12th Advanced Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Export Controls will be held March 30-31, 2022 in-person at the Marines Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco, as well as by livestream. Registration is open. Topics include China’s new data security and export control laws; the new EU dual-use regulations and catch-all cyber surveillance clause; the status and impact of the Bureau of Industry and Security’s interim final “Intrusion Software” rule; human rights due diligence and surveillance technologies; and more. Two workshops will also be offered on March 29, 2022 (in-person only). Thomsen and Burke partner Roszel Thomsen is a conference co-chair.
The American Conference Institute’s 11th Annual Advanced Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud, and Cyber Export Controls will be held in a virtual, one-day format on March 17, 2021. Registration is open. Topics will include China Compliance and Supply Chain Dilemmas; EU’s Dual-Use Rule: Modernization, Simplification Mechanisms and New Human Rights Considerations; Intrusion Software, Secondary Encryption Keys and EU008; the Impact of India’s GAICT and SCOMET; new BIS Restrictions on Exporting “Critical Technologies” to Russia, and Special Considerations for Military End-Use/User and License Approvals; and more.
Registration is open for ACI’s 10th Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Export Controls conference (rescheduled from a planned March 24-25 event). The conference will be held in a new virtual format on September 10-11, 2020. Topics will include:
Navigating the enforcement landscape and increased use of the entity list
Protecting your data while using cloud-based productivity suites
Discussing the impact of new, emerging and foundational technologies regulations
Anticipating Wassenaar changes to overcome cybersecurity challenges
Ensuring your compliance program is up to date
Assessing the impact of human rights guidelines to combat overuse of cyber-surveillance products and services
Latest developments in China’s encryption and cyber laws
Focus on Asia export controls – India, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong
European Union Dual-Use trade controls update
Encryption requirements and export controls laws in Germany
Additionally, a complimentary webinar on Emerging Technologies and Export Controls will be held August 4, 2020, from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. PDT, featuring Dave Aitel of Cyxtera, Anita Zinzuvadia of the Bureau of Industry and Security, and Roz Thomsen. To register for the complimentary webinar, please visit https://www.americanconference.com/global-encryption/webinar/.
Roz Thomsen and Mathilde Latour (ANSSI/Bureau Contrôles Réglementaires) spoke at the Ninth Annual Encryption, Cloud and Cybersecurity Conference on “Best Practices to Stay Current on Latest Military Controls on Intelligence Gathering and Cyberattacks” held March 26-28, 2019 in San Francisco. Check back in the autumn of 2019 for advance information on the Tenth Annual Encryption, Cloud and Cybersecurity Conference!
Registration is open for the American Conference Institute’s 9th Advanced Industry Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Trade Controls to be held March 26-27, 2019, in San Francisco, chaired by Roszel Thomsen. Speakers will include Richard Ashooh, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. Export controls practitioners will gather to discuss rapidly evolving U.S. and foreign requirements and how to stay compliant. Topics include:
ramifications of the Export Control Reform Act
recent regulatory developments — China, Netherlands, Vietnam, Australia, Russia, France and Germany
proposed legislation on EU Dual-Use Cyber Rules
how to juggle compliance priorities
latest cloud computing regulations from around the globe
Partner Roz Thomsen will present “Artificial Intelligence and How Regulation of AI Affects Silicon Valley” on July 18 at 6 p.m. for a WIT-NC event in Sunnyvale, CA. WIT-NC is an affiliate chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade.
Many industries will be impacted by the use of Artificial Intelligence. Roz will review the current state of export controls for AI. He will also discuss the challenges for implementing new export controls on AI in hardware, software and technology and whether export controls on AI could be counterproductive.
Registration is open for the American Conference Institute’s 8th Advanced Industry Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud and Cyber Export Controls to be held March 26-28, 2018, in San Francisco, co-chaired by Roszel Thomsen. Export controls practitioners will gather to discuss best practices for industry compliance protocols. Highlights will include:
a focus on new Chinese regulations
aligning with human rights priorities in new export controls for cybersecurity and surveillance in the EU
complying with U.S. and Russian requirements amid evolving sanctions
a U.S. encryption controls master class
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The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) will hold its 2017 Customs Town Hall November 9 in Livonia, Michigan. At this annual gathering of importers, exporters, and service providers, Thomsen and Burke attorneys Wesley Demory and Maher Shomali will give a presentation on “Encryption Technology/Connected Car/Export Control Implications”. They will review the export control implications for connected vehicles and their components/subsystems, with emphasis on encryption, communications capabilities, and autonomous driving technology. This type of self driving car technology is prevalent in society today as technology advances constantly. Learn how export controls are structured for these technologies and which regulatory exemptions are available.
On October 17-18, 2017, the American Conference Institute (ACI) will hold its 10th industry forum conference on International Technology Transfers, Cloud Computing and Deemed Export Compliance at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Thomsen and Burke Partner Antoinette (Toni) Paytas will be panel moderator for a conference discussion on October 17 about the most complex and pressing issues posed by cloud computing. The panel will include Robert Rarog, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Anne Marie Griffin, Deputy Director, Microsoft; and Sean Mentus, Manager of International Trade Compliance, Northrop Grumman.