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Friday 26th June 9.30am – 5pm (Registration 9am)

Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2

6 CPD points


The conference will focus on recent development in Data Protection, Privacy and Intellectual Property Law.

To view the programme, click here.


Confirmed speakers and topics

Chair of morning session: The Hon. Mr  Brian Cregan SC

The Hon. Mr Frank Clarke SC - Conflicting Obligations: cross border duties of disclosure and privacy in both public and private law.

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner - Regulatory Priorities under a Better Resourced Data Protection Régime

Marie Charlotte Roques Bonnet, Head of EMEA Privacy Policy, Microsoft - What assistance industry needs for laywers to prepair for the new data protection regulation, plus Schrems and New York Warrant cases considered from an industry perspective.

Claire Morrissey, Partner, A&L Goodbody - The interaction between data subject access requests and discovery

Patricia McGovern, DFMG Solicitors - Impact of the Unified Patent Court on IP practice

Paul Anthony McDermott BL - Data protection litigation – current trends and future development

John Tully BL, Carlow Institute of Technology - The emerging tort of misuse of private information

 Dr Kristina Irion, Marie Curie Fellow, University of Amsterdam - How cloud computing transforms the (legal) relationship between individuals and their digital assets

Dr Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton - An overview of recent ECJ copyright judgments

Gerard Kelly, Partner, Mason, Hayes and Curran - Copyright litigation in Ireland


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