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Data protection date

Data protection and the regulatory framework: preparing for EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the consequences of Brexit is the title of a morning seminar in London on Thursday, April 27.

A keynote address will come from Christopher Docksey, Coordinating Director, the European Union’s Data Protection Supervisor. Other confirmed speakers include: David Cole, Managing Director, fast.MAP; Stewart Room, Partner, Global Head of Cyber Security and Data Protection Legal Services and Lead, UK Data Protection Practice, at the audit firm PwC; Yves Schwarzbart, Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, IAB UK and Toby Stevens, Director, Enterprise Privacy Group.

Areas for discussion say the event organisers Westminster eForum include:

Preparing for EU GDPR – assessing the impact on UK organisations and citizens, and discussing next steps for implementation;

Implications of Brexit – examining immediate and long-term effects of changes to the UK’s relationship with the EU on implementation and future policy;

International collaboration – looking at cross-jurisdiction data storage and the developing international landscape, including initiatives such as Privacy Shield’s implementation;

Future proofing – assessing how innovation in technologies such as M2M and AI might require regulatory thinking to develop and the implications for EU GDPR;

Commercial opportunities – latest on how businesses are adapting the way they utilise data for competitive service innovation in anticipation of the new regulatory environment; and

Personal data and privacy – best practice in effective communication, building trust, offering clear choices, and putting in place roles to meet new regulatory requirements.

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