The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) represents one of the most comprehensive data protection legislations to date. It has been the model for subsequent regulation worldwide and governs business operations of multinational corporations and data stored in the EU. This 3-part series on the GDPR provides a critical overview for::
- Attorneys to gain an in depth understanding of this privacy law and best advise clients conducting business internationally.
- Technologists for multinational corporations looking to complete their understanding of the technical requirements of the GDPR, as well as the legal and financial implications of non-compliance.
In part one (1) of this webinar series, our expert panelists introduce the GDPR, the EU’s data privacy law which went into effect in May of 2018. They define the key terms of the legislation and its material and territorial scope. Next, they break down the seven principles of the GDPR and highlight their essential elements. In the final portion of this first session, the Data Subject Rights under the GDPR are outlined and contextualized.
In part two (2) of this webinar series, our expert panelists dive into the GDPR obligations for the data controller and processor, including the appointment of Data Protection Officers and the other requirements such as Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA). Our speakers also outline the criteria and penalties for GDPR violations and discuss existing examples of punitive fines.
In part three (3) of this webinar series, our expert panelists begin by briefly reviewing the GDPR and what it governs, then discuss recent GDPR class action cases and what they indicate for future GDPR representative actions. Our speakers then provide an overview of ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, and how it supports fulfilling the GDPR’s data protection principles. Our experts conclude this webinar and series by discussing key takeaways about the GDPR and what lies ahead for this world’s pacesetting data protection regulation.
Shannon Yavorsky – Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Ashley Winton – Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. – Founder, Law & Forensics; Neutral, JAMS; Faculty, Harvard
Samantha Ettari – Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP