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GDPR: What you need to know

Icon Professional Development

From: Wednesday 24.10.18
at 1:00pm
To: Wednesday 24.10.18
at 2:30pm


Event description: 

The General Data Protection Regulation came into force earlier this year. We have all no doubt been inundated with emails over the last few months asking for our permission to be contacted. However, the GDPR is certainly more than that and is going to have wide ranging impacts on how you market your services and operate your business. 

Icon is delighted to announce that we have been working with the law firm, Withers, to deliver a webinar which will provide you with an overview of the principles of the legislation, highlighting the ways in which it is likely to impact you and your organisation. This event is open to all, however it will be particularly useful if you run your own business or work on a freelance basis.  

Presented by Rosanna Foster, Associate, Intellectual Property and Technology, this event will cover:

  • What is the GDPR
  • How the GDPR builds on previous legislation
  • What is the scope of the legislation, and how it impacts on your work
  • The impact on data processing, what you need to consider. 
  • Where you might need to seek formal advice

There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. 


About Withers
Founded in 1896 and with 18 offices globally, our firm has assisted successful people, their families, businesses and charitable interests as well as institutions for over 100 years in a variety of sectors including art and cultural assets. Today organizations in all sectors face a triple threat of greater scrutiny from the public and regulators, more stringent data protection regulation and increasing external and internal threats. Whatever the scale of your business, we can advise you on how to store, process and manage data to ensure compliance with the ever-expanding body of international rules and regulations. Our firm regularly deals with cross-border data protection issues and we have reviewed privacy compliance for a leading internet brand and conducted data privacy audits for international manufacturers.

About Rosanna Foster
Rosanna is an Associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology team at Withers in London. She has experience advising clients on a range of data protection issues, including reviewing compliance procedures, the use of marketing databases and data sharing arrangements, as well as drafting and negotiating commercial contracts involving the use of technology, the processing of personal data and the creation and licensing of intellectual property rights.