ICCA-IBA Roadmap to Data Protection in International Arbitration released for public consultation
In an effort to help arbitration professionals identify and understand the data protection and privacy obligations to which they may be subject in an international arbitration context, the ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration has released the ICCA-IBA Roadmap to Data Protection in International Arbitration for public consultation.
Following the entry into force of several new data protection laws and regulations in recent years, most notably the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union, the need for guidelines and practice tips which to apply in the daily operations of arbitral institutions, counsel, and arbitrators became increasingly apparent. The ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration has been working on its Roadmap to Data Protection in International Arbitration over the course of the last year and has already consulted with a large number of arbitral institutions, including the SCC, and other international organizations. The consultation draft of the ICCA-IBA Roadmap to Data Protection in International Arbitration has now been released for public comment and all those interested are invited to provide their comments in writing during the public consultation period.