ACEDS UK chapter is organising a panel discussion in London on 2 March called Is the GDPR Europe’s wall? The speakers are Susan Knox of Mayer Brown, Daniel Cooper of Covington and William Wilkinson of Yerra Solutions. I will be the moderator.
The event is sponsored by Yerra Solutions.
Two subjects dominated my agenda in 2016. One was predictive coding, and that was the topic of the first and very successful event organised by the ACEDS UK Chapter towards the end of last year.
The other was the pending General Data Protection Regulation, due to take effect in May 2018. Our aim on this panel is to discuss how the GDPR will affect eDisclosure /eDiscovery in the UK, both in domestic litigation, investigations and compliance, and where cross-border data transfer is involved.
So far as I can tell, the discovery implications of the GDPR are attracting more notice in the US than they are in the UK. If that is because English lawyers think that Brexit will remove the need for GDPR compliance, then they need to think again – for one thing, the GDPR will take effect before the UK leaves the EU; for another, failure to comply with, and to impose compliance with, the GDPR, will disqualify the UK as a safe destination for EU-derived data. It is absolutely critical that we understand the implications of this, or transatlantic data flows will go to Dublin or to a mainland EU city.
Our plan for the panel is to make use of case studies which illustrate the implications of data handling under the GDPR, including some which many may not have thought about.
The event takes place at the offices of Mayer Brown International LLP at 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF on Thursday 2 March at 6.00pm. You can reserve a place by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or James McGregor at FRONTEO email@example.com.