In early March, I took part in a panel about the GDPR organised by the ACEDS London chapter. I moderated, and the participants were Daniel Cooper of Covington, Susan Knox of Mayer Brown and Will Wilkinson of Yerra Solutions.
Mayer Brown kindly provided the very fine auditorium and Yerra Solutions sponsored the drinks. In addition to that, Yerra Solutions arranged for the event to be recorded on video, and the result is now available here:
We built our session around a hypothetical case devised by Sue Knox which transported us to June 2018, just after the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, and which outlined various difficulties which the company might face then.
The company’s business was handling data which was not merely personal but related to both religion and dating, making it particularly sensitive. Litigation was threatened on more than one issue. The FCA was investigating the representations made at the time of the company’s IPO. To cap it all, there was talk of a data breach.
This gave us the opportunity to look at the implications the GDPR in a very practical way. The result acts as a gentle introduction to the things which companies ought to be doing now in order to head off or mitigate the effects of the situations in the hypothetical case.
Many thanks to Yerra Solutions for organising the recording and making it available.