Registration is now open for ACI’s 10th Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Export Controls conference, to take place March 24-25, 2020, in San Francisco. The conference will provide updates on trends and strategies affecting encryption, cloud computing, and cybersecurity, gathering professionals from the technology, defense, and aerospace industries and legal experts in export controls. Topics will include:
Challenges from Huawei-related restrictions
Compliance concerns with cloud-based productivity suites
Renewed focus on a company’s supply chain and national security
EU Dual-Use trade controls update
Human rights and surveillance developments around the globe
Clarification on emerging and foundational technologies
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. 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.
Registration is open for the American Conference Institute’s 7th Advanced Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Export Controls to be held March 28-29, 2017, in San Francisco, co-chaired by Ken Niven, Associate General Counsel, Juniper Networks and Roszel Thomsen, Partner, Thomsen and Burke. Trade and security compliance professionals gather at this event each year to hear from experts across the globe on how to interpret and apply evolving requirements.
The program will navigate the ins and outs of complying with new, evolving U.S. and foreign encryption controls, including in the U.S., France, Russia, Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, and Japan. New topics include:
EU Proposal on Human Rights and Cyber-Surveillance Technologies: New, Anticipated Catch-All
WASSENAAR Proposals and Anticipated Changes to Intrusion Software and Network Surveillance
France: New Security Measures for OES, Cyber Measures and Increased Powers for Surveillance
Cloud, Cybersecurity, Encryption and Export Compliance: Assessing the Future of U.S. and Wassenaar Controls
We are in the midst of very dynamic times for information technology export controls. Recent BIS and upcoming DDTC rules will significantly enhance allowances for controlled technology and software to be stored or transmitted via the cloud. Encryption export regulations are also being updated. And the U.S. has gone back to the drawing board to draft a revised rule to implement Wassenaar controls on information security technology, software and services. These U.S. and Wassenaar cybersecurity rules are actively being negotiated and drafted in late 2016 and early 2017.
Roz Thomsen, one of the nation’s leading authorities on information technology export controls, will discuss the latest on these issues. He will talk about the Wassenaar export controls on Intrusion Software and IP Network Surveillance Systems, the changes to the Export Administration Regulations governing Cloud Computing, and the last gasp of the Export Control Reform Initiative, updating the Encryption regulations.
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Cost: $50 / no charge for Compliance Alliance members
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-8664