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NSWSCL October Seminar on Latest Developments in Data Protection

  • 25 Oct 2016
  • 17:30
  • FB Rice, Level 23, 44 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000


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The European Union has always been at the forefront of data protection and this talk will highlight the most recent developments there.  Data Protection has taken a tough new turn with the passing of the new General Data Protection Regulation in May 2016 (“GDPR”).  Irrespective of the “Brexit” vote this new European Regulation will come into force on 25th May 2018.  While it is possible that it is subsequently changed after the UK leaves the European Union, it is inconceivable that the UK leaves the EU without some sort of similar legislation.  This is because, were it do so European financial institutions would be prohibited from sharing data with UK organisations.

Dai will give a brief introduction to the new GDPR rules, including Privacy by Design, The Right to be Forgotten and the Right to Data Portability. Dai will explain what has happened, what is expected to happen and which lessons practitioners in Data Protection can learn from the recent events.

Dai Davis

Having a degree in Computer Science as well as being a lawyer, Dai Davis is ideally placed to guide delegates through the labyrinth of data protection laws.  Dai has been a specialist Technology Lawyer for over 25 years.  He is a qualified Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.  Dai has consistently been recommended in the Legal 500 and in Chambers Guides to the Legal Profession.  

Having been national head of Intellectual Property Law and later national head of Information Technology law at Eversheds for a number of years, Dai is now a partner in his own law practice.  Dai advises clients on intellectual property in Information Technology products, and all types of computer and technology law issues including such topical matters as Open Source, IT Security and Cloud Computing issues.  He is primarily a non-contentious lawyer, specialising in advising on commercial agreements relating to software and technology products, including outsourcing agreements, web-related contracts and data protection.

Dai is a non-executive director of FAST (Federation Against Software Theft) and a Freeman of the City of London through WCIT (Worshipful Company of Information Technologists).  Dai can be contacted on 07785 771 721 or mail@daidavis.com

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