The EU General Data Protection Regulation - Key Issues for Law Firms in Engaging with Clients

[On Demand Webinar - DL1080]

Course Type: Audio / PowerPoint Presentation

Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee: No Charge 
Duration: 60 minutes

Course Description:

This webinar is available only to Lex Mundi members.

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will commence, which represents the most significant overhaul of data protection laws anywhere in the world to date. It applies to law firms located within the EU and to firms outside the EU who are offering services to individuals in the EU. The GDPR also introduces a significant new sanctions regime, including very large fines, for non-compliance. 

In this webinar, Rob Corbet and Olivia Mullooly will discuss what is the GDPR, how it will impact law firms within and outside the EU in their initial engagement of clients and what are law firms' ongoing obligations in protecting personal data in the course of the client relationship (including in the context of client relationship management and marketing systems).


Now available on the Lex Mundi web site is the Lex Mundi Global Data Privacy Guide. The guide draws on the expertise of our member firms and is a simple yet concise tool for clients who are looking to learn more about key data protection concepts and issues around the world. The guide includes an overview of the legislation in each jurisdiction along with the key data protection provisions. Its innovative format allows users to compare data privacy provisions from multiple jurisdictions in a side-by-side customizable report.

Additionally, Lex Mundi has created the Lex Mundi Cyber-Breach Rapid Reaction Force -- a global solution designed for clients who need to prepare for or respond to a cyber-breach. 

If you have any questions about these resources, or would like to be added to the Rapid Reaction Force, please contact Lex Mundi Senior Business Development Manager, Kim Bradell

Lex Mundi Data Privacy Guide

Lex Mundi Cyber-Breach Rapid Reaction Force

    What You Will Learn:

    • Law firms’ responsibilities as data controllers and processors (including how data protection laws affect business development and marketing initiatives);
    • Why your clients are concerned;
    • Implications for your engagement terms and third party contracts;
      GDPR governance requirements;
    • What the GDPR means when it says “appropriate technical and organisational measures”?





    Rob Corbet, Partner and Head of Technology & Innovation, Arthur Cox (Lex Mundi member firm for Ireland and Northern Ireland)

    Rob Corbet is a partner and Head of Technology & Innovation at Arthur Cox in Dublin, Ireland. Rob’s practice is primarily focused on technological innovation and, in particular, the protection and commercialisation of data and other forms of intellectual property. He is ranked as a “Market Leader” by Chambers Europe and a “Leading Individual” in Ireland for both his Information Technology and Intellectual Property practices by The Legal 500: EMEA. Rob’s team is advising some of the world’s largest data controllers on all aspects of the GDPR.




    Olivia Mullooly, Senior Associate in Technology & Innovation, Arthur Cox (Lex Mundi member firm for Ireland and Northern Ireland)

    Olivia Mullooly is a senior associate in the Technology & Innovation team in Arthur Cox in Dublin, Ireland. Olivia advises on intellectual property and data protection matters and has extensive experience advising clients on their obligations under data protection legislation including on compliance programs in preparation for the implementation of the GDPR. .

    Registration and fees:

    Lex Mundi Member Fee - No Charge

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