The New Draft EU Data Protection Regulation

Data Protection Masterclass

09/19/2012 04:30 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Privacy + Data Security

Morrison & Foerster LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW


Kay Burgess
+44 207 920 4067

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In January 2012, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding published the new draft General Data Protection Regulation. This is designed to bring greater harmonisation across the 27 member states by replacing their current data protection legislation. The aim is to put in place a more coherent data protection framework to address the impact of globalization and increased use of technology and to bring greater legal certainty for organisations. This change will come along with tougher penalties for breaches and increased compliance efforts required from organisations.

In this seminar we will examine the likely impact of the Regulation and the main challenges for the future. We also discuss the legislative process, timing, and opportunities for organizations to influence the discussion and suggest amendments. We are pleased to announce that David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner, will present his insights from a UK perspective.

Topics Will Include:

  • Adoption of the new Regulation: next steps, timing, how to influence the process
  • Planning ahead for the new requirements; handling data breaches; new obligations for service providers; new organizational requirements
  • Increased scope of application, changes to the liability regime
  • The UK Information Commissioner’s perspective


  • David Smith
    Deputy Commissioner & Director of Data Protection,
    Information Commissioner’s Office
  • Ann Bevitt
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster, London
  • Karin Retzer
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Brussels

CPD and CLE credit are pending for this event.

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