GDPR Project Team and Updates

Project Team:
David Cohen, Reed Smith LLP – Team Lead
Jim Koziol, BDO – Team Lead
Hon. James C. Francis, IV, Retired
Hon. Theresa L. Fricke, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Hon. Andrew Peck (ret.), DLA Piper LLP
Victor Oppong Adu-Gyamfi, Progressive
Anna Mercado Clark, Phillips Lytle
Tom MacKenzie, TCDI
Paul Gettmann, Ayfie
Verna Goodloe, Hyundai Capital America
Sam Holt, AccessData
Sid Jiwnani, Knovos
Bruce Markowitz, Evolver Legal Services
Lenor Marquis Segal, ABB, Inc.
Linda Sharp, ZL Technologies, Inc.
Jonathan Swerdloff, Driven, Inc.


March 22, 2019
1) Whitepaper that summarizes code of conduct (Workstream 1):  No updates.  Portions of this have been completed and we will revisit this after completing the code of conduct.
2) Code of Conduct (Workstream 2):  The team is meeting on a monthly basis.  Authorship of the document has been divided up amongst available resources.  The team is discussing reorganizing the document to more closely align with the EDRM.  We still have 2 sections that need to be completed, other sections are in draft and need to be peer reviewed.  Next meeting April 5th.
3) Judicature article (Workstream 3).  An article drafted by Judge Baylson and Sandra Jeskie is slated for publication in the next issue.  We may also prepare a follow-up article, for a following issue, discussing the code of conduct when it is ready.
4) Judicial training presentation (Workstream 4):   Preparing a training program to train U.S. Judges and Magistrates on the GDPR and cross-border discovery. We have a draft PowerPoint prepared and are continuing to refine it.  Completed call 3/22.  Next call scheduled for 4/12.  On target to present at the May EDRM meeting. Some of our Committee members, including Magistrate Judge Fricke and former Magistrate Judge Francis, may also use portions of this for Judicial Institute training in the 9th Circuit in July.

Other activities:  Consulting with EU officials about our various efforts, particularly the code of conduct.  This project will pick up after the code of conduct has been completed.