Data Protection Training

The new legislation is radically different from what is currently in place. Instead of a notional transparency through registration and consent under the existing legislation; real transparency under the GDPR is achieved through a series of rights given to individuals. Examples of such individual rights are: the right to object to data collection and the right to be forgotten. This is backed up by much more extensive obligations on data controllers to provide information on request and sometimes even before a request is made.

Many lawyers focus on greater penalties under the GDPR: a maximum fine of €20,000,000 can be imposed for breaches (up from £500,000). In addition to clarifying such penalties we will spend as much time on the substantial commercial benefits that can be derived from the new legislation.

The whole day course includes a discussion of the following topics:

  • The obligation to consider privacy when designing an electronic system
  • The obligation to consider privacy by default
  • The obligation to notify breaches to the information commissioner
  • The obligation to notify breaches to an individual affected
  • Right to object to data collection
  • Right to object to data profiling
  • Right to be forgotten
  • Right to data portability
  • A brief history of the Data Protection legislation
  • The effect of Brexit on UK data protection law
  • Discrepancies between UK and EU law
  • The effect of Brexit on Multinational companies operating in Europe
  • Data export under the GDPR Data export to the United States: Safe Harbour, Schrems, Privacy Shield and Trump’s Executive order

Unlike other sources of advice about GDPR, our expert will also explain which aspects of GDPR are important and which are not, and the reasons why.

Aristeia’s technology lawyer holds a Master’s degrees in both Physics and Computer Science. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. As well as advising clients throughout the country on non-contentious Intellectual Property and Information Technology matters he is also 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).

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