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GDPR – It’s inevitable, What Should You Be Doing About it?

Missed the British Legal Technology Forum 2017? Listen to a recording of this live panel discussion at the British Legal Technology Forum 2017 simply by clicking the play button above.

Presentation Title: ‘GDPR – It’s inevitable, What Should You Be Doing About it?’

Podcast Overview:

  • Why you need a data map now
  • How will data move across the channel
  • What might change on Brexit
  • Key takeaways

Ann LaFrance – Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

Ann LaFrance co-chairs the Squire Patton Boggs global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team and leads the EMEA Communications Law team. Ann advises a wide range of clients on data protection, e-privacy, telecommunications regulation and competition law matters.

Ann previously served as Chief International Counsel of MCI Communications Corp. (now Verizon). She played an integral role in advocating the company’s position before the European Commission and national authorities on data privacy and regulatory issues, and was responsible for data protection compliance across the company’s EU affiliates.

Ann is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) and is regularly invited to speak on data protection and cybersecurity matters.  She was recently recognized as a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer for 2016 by the National Law Journal.

Paul Donovan – Founder & Principal Consultant, Navodon Consulting

Paul is an experienced in-house General Counsel, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and a Certified Privacy Professional. His career spans the Lloyd’s, (re)insurance, financial services and private equity sectors, most recently as General Counsel, Company Secretary and Global Data Protection Officer at a top 10 insurer in the Lloyd’s insurance market. He has since set up a specialist consultancy practice, delivering solutions to the issues faced by General Counsel.

Paul’s expertise covers legal risk mitigation, GDPR compliance, complicated international transactions/restructuring, the international regulatory landscape, outsourcing and offshoring, leading teams, team design, corporate governance best practice, the benefits of NED challenge and how a board works.

Paul’s ability to be an “oasis of calm and clear analysis and commercial logic” enables him to originate, manage and deliver key strategic projects and to work alongside General Counsel to support them and their initiatives. Paul strives to improve the market within which he operates and is an active member of the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) GDPR Market and Focus Groups, Past Chair of the LMA Lawyers’ Forum (2012, 2013 & 2014), Treasurer of the Wessex Branch of the ICSA and is regularly invited to speak at industry events.

Gerry Facenna QC – Monckton Chambers

Gerry Facenna QC is a leading barrister in Administrative law, Data Protection, EU law, Regulatory disputes and Telecommunications. His practice covers a wide range of advisory and litigation work in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors, including in relation to competition law, data protection and information rights, and almost all aspects of EU law. He has extensive experience of advising and acting for corporate clients, the Government, and regulators, including many cases before the highest domestic courts and the European Court of Justice.

He is a contributing author to the leading textbook Information Rights: Law and Practice (Hart, 2014). Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide describes him as “a great strategist and a superb advocate”; “utterly dedicated to securing the best outcome for his clients”; and “commercial, adept and fearless in court”. The UK Legal 500 describes Gerry as “a master of tactics”; who “gives sound, practical advice” and “incorporates huge amounts of factual information into laser-focused legal arguments”.

Andrew Haslam (Chair)

Andrew joined our London office in 2016 as UK eDisclosure Project Manager, after nearly 20 years of working as an independent consultant. He supports the Litigation and International Dispute Resolution Practice Groups.
Working closely with the Practice Group Leaders, Andrew advises lawyers in the UK on all aspects of eDisclosure from the initial stages of data identification and preservation, all the way through to selection of courtroom systems. He serves as a resource for lawyers and clients in completing the different protocols used in the disclosure process.

Working closely with the Learning & Professional Development team, Andrew supports and trains trainees and associates, and provides client briefings on litigation readiness and data protection advice.

Andrew is regularly asked to help organise and chair conferences, as well as lead stages, chair webinars and speak at events. He writes white papers and op-ed pieces, blogs on LinkedIn and engages on eDisclosure issues on Twitter. He also produces an annual report on LegalTech and the Buyer’s Guide to eDisclosure systems.

Andrew was part of the working party that produced the TCC protocol and was the main contributor to the second version of its guidance notes. He continued to support that initiative, offering training to lawyers and the judiciary. The guide to eDisclosure that he produced for the TCC was cited in the recent Pyrrho Investments v MWB Property Ltd judgment. The lawyer that provided the witness statement underpinning this ruling attended one of Andrew’s training courses.

Andrew is a member of the LTC4 pod that produced the recently launched eDisclosure competency plan.