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Vivli Webinar: The Potential Impact of Recent U.S. Legal Developments on Data Sharing with China and Other Countries of Concern

Please join us for a Vivli webinar at 5pm CEST / 11am EDT / 8am PDT on Friday, April 12th as we discuss recent developments in data privacy laws and their impact on data sharing.


Over the past few weeks there have been significant U.S. executive and congressional actions related to restricting transactions, data transfers, and certain types of contracts with China, other countries of concern (e.g., Russia), and individuals and businesses connected with these countries. Principally, this includes President Biden’s Executive Order (“EO”) on bulk sensitive personal data transfers and the corresponding U.S. Department of Justice Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPRM”), the unanimous passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act, and the passage of the BIOSECURE Act by a critical Senate Committee.

All three of these developments, if finalized, will have important impacts on the sharing of data and biospecimens with China and certain other jurisdictions that have been labeled “countries of concern.” In this presentation, Ropes & Gray partner, David Peloquin, will walk through these different proposed regulations and legislation, focusing on the implications they each may have for research data sharing. He will also discuss the different timelines and comment periods for the EO and ANPRM, as well as the current status of each of the pending pieces of legislation.


  • David Peloquin, Partner, Ropes & Gray

Learning objectives for this session include:

  • Understanding the basics of the EO, the ANPRM, the BIOSECURE Act and the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act
  • Understanding how each of these proposed regulations or pieces of legislation may affect research data sharing with China and other countries of concern
  • Understanding the potential timelines for implementation of each of these proposed regulations and pieces of legislation