Event Date: Sep 19, 2019

How to Manage Cross-Border Data Governance and Its Impact on Immigration in the GDPR Era

Data privacy and protection are top of mind for consumers and companies alike, with huge data breaches peppering news headlines often on a weekly basis. International jurisdictions have significantly increased data privacy and security requirements. These requirements follow the data and are applicable regardless of where the responsible company is located. For example, Google was slapped with a $57 million dollar fine for its lack of data transparency in January 2019. Recent surveys show that over half of the responding IT departments haven’t implemented the most basic of GDPR compliance steps.

Companies recruiting, hiring, and transferring employees internationally need to be aware of the significant risk and possible legal ramifications of non-compliance when bringing data into the U.S. network infrastructures.

Join Michele Madera, partner with Klasko Immigration Law Partners, and Jordan Fischer, managing partner with XPAN Law Group, as they discuss the security requirements, the potential ramifications of non-compliance, and best practices in managing cross-border data.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The international jurisdictions and their data privacy and security requirements and how it affects U.S. companies
  • How companies recruiting international employees, or transferring employees to the US are affected
  • Best practicing in managing data transparency with the subject and third-parties facilitating immigration to the US
  • How to monitor the transfer of international employees beyond immigration compliance to include data protection based on their residency 

You can view the recording of this webinar below or by clicking here.



Michele Madera

Michele focuses her practice on providing strategic immigration guidance to a broad spectrum of corporate and institutional clients. She counsels them in attracting and retaining top international talent. Michele regularly guides corporate clients through the steps of hiring a foreign worker and obtaining work authorization in the U.S., as well as throughout the permanent residence process. She analyzes filing and adjudication trends to better align her clients’ filing strategies for long-term success, as well as to forecast the growth and trends of their global workforce. This has helped companies experiencing an immigration boom to strategically manage their hiring practices, plan and forecast their departmental budgets, and determine how to operationally manage their changing workforce. Michele’s clients know they can count on her critical thinking, ease with data, and deep understanding of the operational side of their business to develop immigration protocols to ensure streamlined and efficient immigration processes. She has in-depth expertise in guiding clients through the labor certification process, including planning, performing the labor market test, and responding to audit requests by the Department of Labor. She also has managed internal and ICE I-9 audits, as well as worksite compliance efforts, including assisting employers in testing and troubleshooting I-9 and onboarding software.

Jordan Fischer

Jordan L. Fischer is co-founder and managing partner of XPAN Law Group, LLC, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (“WBE”) and Women Owned Small Business (“WOSB”) boutique law firm. She focuses her practice on international data privacy and cybersecurity and cross-border data management, with a special emphasis in European Union data privacy regulations and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Jordan has extensive experience in the intersection of law and technology. Jordan regularly evaluates and assesses legal and business opportunities and risk to provide public and private sector clients with critical data privacy and cybersecurity assessments and strategy. With a global perspective, Jordan works with clients to create cost-effective and business-oriented approaches to cybersecurity and data privacy compliance. Jordan also counsels clients on cross-border data management, including the complexities of discovery in international litigation. In addition to being a principal member of XPAN Law Group, Jordan is a Teaching Professor of Law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she brings an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching, exploring the convergence of the law and technology, researching the practical implications of regional data protection regulations within a backdrop of the global economy. Jordan currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee and is a board member of Women Owned Law, an organization that supports women entrepreneurs in the law and a board of trustee member of West Chester Friend’s School. Jordan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).

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