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ICEL Privacy and Data Protection Conference 2017

Tuesday May 9th 9:30 to 16:30 (Registration from 9:00)

Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street

6 CPD Points

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 contiunes to make its way throught 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

  • Cian Ferriter SC - Overview of developments in data protection, privacy and defamation litigation
  • Anna Morgan, Legal Adviser to the Data Protection Commissioner - topic to be confirmed
  • 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 (to be confirmed)


Registration is now open.  Book early to ensure that you don't miss this exciting event.

News & Events

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



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