RGIT hosts event on US Supreme Court case regarding data protection


Earlier this year, RGIT’s principals BDI and DIHK submitted an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court for the case United States v. Microsoft. The Justices will decide how businesses should react when US investigative authorities request the content of data stored abroad. To highlight the enormous effects the case will have on cross border data transfers and data localization, RGIT hosted an event on February 26, 2018 at its offices.

Daniel Andrich, RGIT’s President and CEO, delivered opening remarks during which he warned about the potential consequences the Supreme Court’s decision could have for German or other multinational companies. Alexander Berengaut, a partner at Covington, presented the facts of the case and outlined the main legal issues. This was followed by a lively panel discussion with Andrew Pincus, a partner at Mayer Brown; Chris Calabrese, Vice President for Policy at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT); Saad Gul, a partner at Poyner Spruill; and Josh Kallmer, Senior Vice President for Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).