The shifting landscape — forthcoming conference

Jeremy Phillips

Organised by Sweet & Maxwell, “Data Protection and Privacy – The shifting landscape” is a one-day conference which will be held at the London offices of law firm Pinsent Masons. According to the conference brochure,

“The digital revolution is a double-edged sword. The ease of collection, storage and transfer of data has transformed our relationship with businesses and public bodies. We want to access information in an instant. We expect ever greater degrees of personalisation in our dealings with organisations. We expect global service from business. We demand efficiency in public services.

Yet we also expect our privacy to be protected – and recent high-profile lapses of security have shown just how vulnerable personal data is. Consumers voice concerns about the vulnerability of personal data once it leaves the UK. Businesses and public bodies are struggling to keep up with the pace of change. Is the law on data protection also behind the curve?”

There is a strong cast of speakers, including Information Commissioner Richard Thomas and Mr Justice Tugendhat. If you’d like to see the programme or reserve a place, you can access the brochure and booking form here.

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