Data protection for commercial lawyers

15 January 2013

Data protection is becoming increasingly integral to many areas of practice that commercial lawyers face day to day, regardless of expertise in this area.

This workshop is aimed at providing commercial lawyers with a toolkit for tackling everyday data protection issues as well as posing as a forum for discussion of particular concerns. You don't need to be well versed in data protection to attend but a willingness to participate is encouraged.

In order to make this session as interactive as possible, numbers are limited (maximum of 3 attendees per company). 

We hope you are able to join us.

If you're interested in attending this event or for further information, please contact the Events Team at or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000. 

The programme

13.00 - 13.30
Registration and refreshments

13.30 -14.15
Controllers and processors:
Who is the data controller? When might you be a data processor? What do these labels mean?

14.15 -15.00
Data transfers:
What constitutes a data transfer? What particular issues arise with data transfers? How can transfers be legitimised?

15.00 -15.30

15.30 -16.00
Case study:
To reinforce the first two sessions, this case study will look at the issues arising specifically in the field of cloud computing.

16.00 - 16.45
Subject access:
What is a subject access request? What steps need to be taken to deal with them? What is the cost of getting things wrong?

16.45 - 17.30
Direct marketing:
The final session will look at the rules on direct marketing, including consent and information practices and the importance of getting these right.

17.30 - 19.30
Drinks and canapés