Data protection & Cyber-security developments

08 February 2016

15:30 - 19:00

Bird & Bird 15 Fetter Lane

Seismic changes are afoot in the world of data protection and cyber-security law. December 2015 saw two major new pieces of EU legislation finalised (the General Data Protection Regulation and the Network & Information Security Directive). Amongst other changes, these new laws will empower regulators to impose large fines (up to 4% of world-wide turnover in some instances) and force organisations to confess if they suffer a data or system breach. January 2016 will see the latest chapter unfold in the EU/US Safe Harbor scheme invalidation soap opera. All organisations will be affected by some or all of these significant developments. They occur at a time when the value of data, the importance of IT systems and the potential brand damage from mis-managing information risks have never been greater - Talk Talk's 2015 travails are fresh in the mind of every CEO.

So what steps should organisations be taking now to prepare for the short and long term data and security challenges that they face? At this critical juncture, we would like to invite you to a commercial briefing, including an open discussion and networking session, to consider the practical steps that organisations and business leaders should prioritise in 2016.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

15:30 – 16:00 Registration
16:00 – 17:00 Presentations

  • Meeting the challenge of a changing data protection and cyber-security law landscape
  • Steps to prioritise in 2016
  • CyberBox – An introduction to Bird & Bird's multi-disciplinary cyber risk management offering

17:00 – 17:30 – Discussion and Q&A
17:30 – 19:00 – Networking, drinks and canapés