When: 26/04/2016 13:15 - 17:00

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Cost: From £150 

After three years of negotiation the European Union(EU) has agreed a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will see the biggest reform of data protection regulation in 20 years.

The GDPR will be formally adopted in the coming months and come into force in two years’ time. It will extend the scope of the EU data protection law to all foreign companies processing data of EU residents and provide for a harmonization of the data protection regulations throughout the EU. The measure has been described as ‘the most comprehensive reform of data protection law ever envisaged in the EU’s history’, with sanctions for failure to comply including fines of up to four per cent of global annual turnover.

Why attend?

Get up-to-speed with the changes and what this will mean for you and your firm

This timely event will provide you with an overview of the GDPR and highlight some of the key issues you should be thinking about as we enter a transitional phase between the existing data protection regime and the new EU framework.

These include: 

  • accountability requirements
  • privacy by design and privacy impact assessments
  • a new role for data processors
  • mandatory data breach notification. 

The Information Commissioner has pointed out that ‘the best preparation for an organisation is to comply with the current law’ so the event will also cover what you should already be doing.

Who should attend?

The GDPR will affect organisations of all kinds including law firms. This event is aimed at, but not limited to, those in the following roles: 

Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs)

Those with risk and compliance responsibilities

  • Data protection/compliance officers
  • Cyber security officers
  • Senior partners
  • Managing partners
  • Sole practitioners
  • In-house lawyers
  • IT and support staff with responsibility for data protection. 


Early booking fees on/before 25 March 2016

Section members  £150 + VAT = £180

PC Holders £175+ VAT = £210

Price Non PC Holders £275+ VAT = £330

PC holders working for NFP £125 + VAT = £150

Booking fees from 26 March 2016

Section members £200 + VAT = £240 

PC Holders £225 + VAT = £270 

Price Non PC Holders £325 + VAT = £390   

PC holders working for NFP £175 + VAT = £210

The Section member rate applies to members of the Private Client Section, Law Management Section and Risk and Compliance Service

Register today.