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Seminar to address landmark overhaul to data protection legislation

The European Parliament has voted through the EU’s first major overhaul of data protection legislation since 1995, and a seminar in Leeds will address exactly what steps lawyers should be taking to get to grips with the new regulations.

The seminar, hosted by Langleys Solicitors’ Commercial Division, York, will take place on Thursday 3 April at Hays Legal, South Parade, Leeds, starting at 8am and concluding at 9.30am.

The reforms aim to give people more effective control of their personal data online, and make it easier for businesses to operate and innovate in the EU’s Single Market.

They include a “right to be forgotten”, allowing citizens to delete their data from companies’ computer systems, and a “right to data portability”, making it easier for citizens to transfer their personal data between service providers.

They also require businesses and organisations to gain explicit consent from citizens before processing their data, and build data protection safeguards into their products and services from the earliest stage of development.

Langleys’ regulatory expert Jeremy Scott will look at what early steps lawyers should be taking to understand the new regulations and their implications.

Jeremy Scott said:

“The new legislation, when it comes, will affect every individual and business in one way or another, so it’s vital that lawyers are ahead of the game in terms of understanding what the implications will be.”

The seminar will also feature other members of Langleys’ Commercial Division who will look at:

  • the latest Intellectual Property developments – with Nathan Bilton, IP specialist
  • a commercial contracts update – with Tim Craig, head of the construction team
  • an insight into the risks surrounding the use of social media in the workplace – with  Stephen Elliott, head of the employment unit in York.

To book a place email Ben Horseman at Langleys

Jeremy Scott
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