Date: Friday 11 March 2016
Venue: Google Campus
Knowledge Quarter’s partner, Briffa, would like to invite all KQ partners to a special event on data protection.
Partners may have heard of the Data Protection Act 1998; a piece of legislation designed to protect the transfer of personal data. Well the data regulation landscape is all about to change – “why now”; you may ask. Well to put it simply, a lot has changed since 1998. Facebook was created in 2004 becoming a global phenomenon and dramatically changing the way we do business. Twitter followed shortly after in 2006 resulting in a stark change in how we promote our business online. Edward Snowden revealed the level of international spying on our personal information and Maximilian Schrems became forever remembered as the man who wanted to be forgotten.
Éamon Chawke and Michelle Sally, IP solicitors from Briffa, will be presenting a general overview of data protection and the recent changes. Europe has decided that we need to revisit our law and put more stringent measures in place. Whilst we have two years to get our act in gear, it’s worth taking a preliminary look at what is to come and see what measures can go in place now; so the change does not feel so dramatic!