GDPR for Law Firms

With GDPR coming into effect on 25 May 2018, all law firms operating in Europe need to ensure they have an effective strategy in place to both remain compliant with the new regulation and that the potential impact on their business is mitigated. The GDPR for Law Firms conference will provide you with the opportunity to fully understand what GDPR means for your firm and what you need to implement in preparation for this important regulation.

Details

  • 07 November, 2017
  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • De Vere Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2NQ, United Kingdom (View Map)

Additional taxes may be applicable

Agenda

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09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening remarks
Mark Lubbock
, Partner, Ashurst 

09:35 GDPR – regulatory and policy update

Rosemary Jay, Consultant
or
Aaron Simpson, Partner, Hunton & Williams

10:15 Preparing and checking your procedures and organisational risk and compliance

  • Undertaking GDPR gap analysis
  • Organisational compliance: records, data source, sharing, accessibility
  • Developing systems with data protection included by design and default

Alison Matthews, Director of Quality and Risk, Shoosmiths

11:05 Networking break

11:30 Transformation - what is your programme structure?

  • Current obligations, high risk data e.g. HR records, maintaining client confidentiality
  • Shadow cloud services – what is the risk?
  • Reviewing your law firm’s relationships with suppliers and procurement processes
  • Data breach notification reporting procedure, systems for maintaining

Rocio de la Cruz, Principal Associate, Gowling WLG

12:20 CROSS SECTOR INSIGHT: Transformation – what do you need to do ?

  • Establishing project management and a steering committee, engaging the partners
  • Developing cross departmental engagement – e.g. with HR
  • Building privacy impact assessment into the process

Amanda Chandler, Global Privacy Manager, Vodafone Group Services Limited

13:10 Networking lunch

14:10 LAW FIRM MARKETING GDPR: Getting your CRM database ready

  • Risk management and how your CRM and email marketing activities will be affected by the GDPR
  • Action plan and timescales to get your current mailing lists and CRM database(s) compliant
  • What to do going forward when you meet new contacts and you want to stay in touch with them
  • What technology changes do you need to add to your CRM system 

Simon McNidder, CRM Database Consultant, Database First Aid Limited

14:50 GDPR – implementation from an IT perspective

  • GDPR and software agreements and contracts
  • Contractual arrangements with third party suppliers
  • Skills and understanding needed across teams

Dai Davis, Technology Lawyer, Percy Crow Davis & Co Ltd

15:30 Networking break

16:00 Understanding the purpose of privacy impact assessments

  • Should they be the default?
  • The cornerstone of data flows and system risk
  • Adopting measures to ensure client confidentiality

16:40 The UK, a data island; regulatory alignment or national cyber risk?

  • The impact of Elizabeth Denham’s evidence to the Lords’ sub-committee
  • Projecting a data action plan for a cliff edge Brexit ? – standard contractual clauses and binding corporate rules
  • Implications of ministerial commitment to replacing 1988 Data Protection Act
  • Would subsequent UK law be judged GDPR adequate?
  • Information sharing between the UK and Europol post-Brexit and the fight against cyber criminals

Panellists:

Amy Bell, Consultant, Amy Bell Compliance
Rosemary Jay
, Consultant or Aaron Simpson, Partner, Hunton & Williams
Dai Davis, Technology Lawyer, Percy Crow Davis & Co Ltd

17:20 Chair’s summary 

17:30 Close of conference

Full Description

With GDPR coming into effect on 25 May 2018, all law firms operating in Europe need to ensure they have an effective strategy in place to both remain compliant with the new regulation and that the potential impact on their business is mitigated.

The GDPR for Law Firms conference will provide you with the opportunity to fully understand what GDPR means for your firm and what you need to implement in preparation for this important regulation.

Why attend?

  • Update your business processes for the new compliance regime
  • Review your law firm’s working structures and develop a GDPR implementation plan
  • Marketing is at the forefront of the new regime, prepare your checklist of action points
  • GDPR impacts IT infrastructure and contractual arrangements, what do you need to do?
  • Privacy impact assessments are a necessity, so know their purpose and how they work
  • Life after Brexit: how is the UK’s data protection regime going to align with the EU’s?

Hear from experts including:

  • Amy Bell, Consultant, Amy Bell Compliance
  • Simon McNidder, CRM Database ConsultantDatabase First Aid Limited
  • Rocio de la Cruz, Principal Associate, Gowling WLG
  • Rosemary Jay, Consultant or Aaron Simpson, Partner, Hunton & Williams 
  • Alison Matthews, Director of Quality and Risk, Shoosmiths
  • Dai Davis, Technology Lawyer, Percy Crow Davis & Co Ltd
  • Amanda Chandler, Global Privacy Manager, Vodafone Group Services Limited

More speakers to be confirmed shortly

Pricing

£295 + VAT per delegate