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GDPR and Implications for Publishers, 8 September 2017

GDPR and Implications for Publishers

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With new data protection laws coming into force in April next year, publishers will need to be aware of how this might affect how they handle data from consumers, authors and more. If you’re unsure about what legal obligations you will have when these laws kick in, then this briefing will answer all your questions.

The half-day event, sponsored by the Publishers Licensing Society, will give publishers a legal and practical overview of the new legislation, including how it will impact their access to author information; how it will affect their interaction with consumers when holding competitions or using cookies online; specific issues around holding children’s data; and a guide to what publishers need to do to comply.

Date:  8 September 2017 

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (registration from 9:30 AM)

Venue:  Hachette UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ

Tickets: Members entitled to 2 free tickets (contact us for the discount code); £35 plus VAT for non-members

Reserve your tickets here. 

The seminar will cover:                                                     

  1. An overview of data protection laws as they exist and what is changing — Alex Hardy, Harbottle & Lewis
  2. Author data — Simon Dowson Collins, HarperCollins
  3. Consumer data — Duncan Calow, DLA Piper
  4. Children’s data — Nicola Cain, RPC
  5. IT Security and practical guidance on good practice — Paul Glass, Taylor Wessing
  6. What publishers need to do before May 2018 — Natalie Barnfield, Harbottle & Lewis

Alex Hardy is a Senior Associate in Harbottle & Lewis’ Technology, Media & Entertainment Group, with a particular focus on the publishing industry. She is a former editor and in-house lawyer in the publishing industry and advises on a broad range of intellectual property and commercial matters, including data protection and ecommerce.

Simon Dowson Collins runs the legal and contracts team at HarperCollins UK, responsible for all legal advice to the company, including corporate and commercial matters, defamation, copyright, contractual matters, acquisitions, sales and the handling of all litigation.

Duncan Calow is a partner at DLA Piper and is well known for his work in the convergent TMC worlds of content, technology and e-commerce. He advises on commercial and contractual legal issues in copyright, databases and branding; advertising and consumer law; and privacy and libel. He has experience advising developer, producer, publisher and distributor clients on a range of issues.

Nicola Cain is Legal Director at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and an expert in data privacy issues in the media and technology sectors. She advises on data protection compliance, including subject access requests and objections to processing, the impact of GDPR, cyber-incidents and data breaches and related complaints, regulatory investigations and enforcement, and litigation.

Paul Glass is a partner in the Disputes & Investigations group at Taylor Wessing, and has 10 years’ experience of working for clients on data breaches. He specialises in cybersecurity, data breach and contentious data protection, technology and IT disputes, cyber security, fraud and financial litigation. 

Natalie Barnfield is an Associate at Harbottle & Lewis, advising businesses on all commercial, intellectual property and data protection matters. She works with clients operating in sectors including media and entertainment, and technology.