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Data Sovereignty: The Free Flow of Data is Over; What Can You Do?
Data Sovereignty: The Free Flow of Data is Over; What Can You Do?

Data is the new oil! Blah, blah, blah. It’s 2023 and the era of big data has now officially arrived as every business imaginable is declaring itself “data-driven,” and the sudden rise of ChatGPT lays bare the need for business to control their data sources to feed the looming maw of AI. Just as any company that does business overseas is now dependent on their data feeds, regulators around the world have decided to throw a proverbial monkey wrench into the flow. With concerns about the potential abuse of their citizens’ and companies’ data by foreign companies growing, governments are instituting laws that restrict where data can physically reside and how it can be used. “Data Sovereignty” is the term du jour and companies now must learn to navigate more regulatory minefields to operate overseas.

This Keizai Silicon Valley event at Procopio’s new Palo Alto office will feature Procopio Partner and Privacy & Cybersecurity group leader Elaine Harwell and other thought leaders, and will cover topics such as:

  • An overview of the international regulatory landscape around data sovereignty, including Japan;
  • How upcoming regulations such as the EU Data Act may change things even more; and
  • What legal and technical measures companies can take to continue their international operations.

If you do business overseas (and who doesn’t?), you won’t want to miss this.

Data Sovereignty: The Free Flow of Data is Over; What Can You Do?

Date & Time


Procopio’s Silicon Valley Office

3000 El Camino Real, 5 Palo Alto Square Suite 400 | Palo Alto, CA 94306


  • Early bird (until Thursday, March 30th 11pm PT): $15 (Hurry, first 30 seats!)
  • Regular registration (until Sunday, April 9th 11pm PT): $20
  • Late registration (until Tuesday, April 11th 12pm PT): $35
  • Walk-in: $50 (seats are limited and may not be available)


Elaine Harwell, Procopio Partner and Privacy & Cybersecurity group leader

Khaled Ahmed, Compliance & Privacy Manager, Samsung Semiconductor

Pierre Wolff, Chief Strategy Officer, InCountry

Phil Keys, Director Comms & Research, Intertrust & Nikkei Columnist (moderator)

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Patrick Ross, Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications
EmailP: 619.906.5740


Suzie Jayyusi, Events Planner
EmailP: 619.525.3818