Iain Mitchell QC will be presenting at The Bar Council GDPR Conference on the 27th March

8th February 2019

Almost one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 came into force, this Conference will look at where have come to since the advent of the new legislation and the last Conference, picking up key issues arising for the Bar.

This full day conference is designed to assist barristers as well as chambers staff with the day-to-day issues of data protection and information security. What are your clients’ rights as data subjects, and what are your own responsibilities as a data controller or processor? What happens when you go overseas? How does the ICO feature in all of this, and what exactly will the implications of Brexit be?

Iain Mitchell QC will be presenting “The view from Europe: GDPR, the work of the CCBE and Brexit”

This six-hour conference includes the following sessions, which is being updated continually with high-profile speakers.

  • Overview of the GDPR & the Data Protection Act 2018
  • The View from Europe: GDPR, the work of the CCBE and Brexit
  • The Principles of Data Protection
  • The Barrister and Chambers as Data Controller/Data Processor
  • Rights of Data subjects – highlights
  • The ICO – Guidance, Investigative and Enforcement Powers, Effect of PECR on direct marketing and Fines for non-compliance
  • Transfers of data outside the EEA, Brexit, Storage of data in cloud systems
  • Cybersecurity in the real world and its relation to data protection

The day will be interspersed with regular panel discussion, group interaction and Q&A sessions with knowledgeable speakers, all either GDPR experts on the IT Panel or otherwise experts within the field.

Programme is available here.

For more information, please visit The Bar Council.



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