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ICEL Privacy and Data Protection Conference 2017

Tuesday May 9th 9:30 to 17:00 (Registration from 9:00)

Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street

6 CPD Points (Barristers) or 4 General and 2 Management Points (Solicitors)

The past year has seen yet more developments in this area of law.  The GDPR will be binding from May 2018, the ECJ has delivered a number of landmark judgements, including Tele2, and Schrems 2 continues to make its way through the courts.  This in addition to the impact of Brexit and recent election of Donald Trump as president of the USA.  All of this makes this year's event essential for all those interested in privacy and data protection issues.


Confirmed speakers and chairs

  • The Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke - Chair
  • The Hon. John D. Cooke SC - Chair
  • Cian Ferriter SC - Overview of recent developments in data protection litigation
  • Anna Morgan, Legal Adviser to the Data Protection Commissioner - Evolution of the European Data Protection Board - a metamorphosis from non-binding advisory body to international quasi-judicial forum
  • Claire Morrissey, Partner, A&L Goodbody -  Increased obligations for data controllers under the GDPR, including reporting obligations, and changes to the processor/controller contracts
  • John Magee, Partner, William Fry - New data subject rights under the GDPR – how your organisation needs to prepare
  • Prof Eoin O'Dell, TCD - Money remedies for invasion of privacy and damages
  • Rosemary Jay, Hunton & Williams - Calculation of fines under the GDPR - what can we learn from Competition law?
  • Prof Andrew Murray, New Media and Technology Law, London School of Economics - The need for a UK Privacy Shield post Brexit?
  • Richard Thomas CBE, Global Strategy Advisor, Centre for Information Policy Leadership and former UK Information Commissioner 2002-2009 - Smart regulation under the GDPR
  • Gary Fitzgerald BL, Director of the ICEL - Law enforcement challenge - a design for a generalised data retention regime that respects fundamental rights

Rates: Standard: €320 | ICEL Members €160 | ICEL Associate Members €80


Registration is now open.  Book early to ensure that you don't miss this exciting event.  Associate membership is only available to barristers in the first five years of practice.

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The 2017 Privacy Conference is now open for registration. For details of the event, click here.  


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