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Matheson Hosts Global Data Protection Day Breakfast Seminar

AUTHOR(S): Anne-Marie Bohan
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Technology and Innovation
DATE: 28.01.2013

Matheson marked Global Data Protection and Privacy Day on 28 January 2013 with a breakfast seminar that looked at proposed new EU legislation and how it may affect businesses that operate in and through Ireland.

To view videos of each of the speaker's presentations from the day, please click here.

The proposed new Data Protection Regulation aims to strengthen and harmonise existing data protection law across the EU in order to ensure greater transparency on information being collected, as well as an individual’s right to protection of personal data.  EU policymakers are seeking to reach agreement on new laws later this year and companies will have to begin complying with the new set of rules as early as 2015.

In addition to looking at how the new legislation would likely affect firms, the seminar also covered related topics such as the use of binding corporate rules and model clauses for overseas transfers of personal data and legal issues related to cloud computing.

The guest speaker was Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Other speakers included John O'Connor, head of the Technology and Commercial Contracts Group at Matheson and Partner Anne-Marie Bohan.

If you have any queries in relation to the seminar, please contact John O'Connor or Anne-Marie Bohan.


Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes and Anne-Marie Bohan, Partner and John O'Connor, Partner at law firm Matheson pictured at a seminar this morning at Matheson's office in Dublin to mark Data Protection and Privacy Day. Ireland is set to play an important role during its on-going EU Presidency in advancing new data protection legislation.

John O’Connor, Partner and Head of the Technology and Commercial Contracts Group at Matheson pictured speaking at the Global Data Protection seminar.


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