Data and data protection laws

Society of Data Miners
Society of Data Miners
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If you're working with data, how do data protection laws affect you? What about the potentially huge fines under the General Data Protection Regulation? Does Brexit mean that you can ignore the GDPR? Come and find out about some of the myths and realities behind data protection law.

Dr W Kuan Hon, MA(Cantab), LLM(UPenn), MSc(Imperial), LLM(QMUL), PhD(QMUL), is a Consultant Lawyer for Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind technology law thought leadership site, an Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy and a Fellow of the Open Data Institute. She was formerly a Senior Researcher at Queen Mary University of London focusing on legal issues in cloud computing including data protection. An English solicitor and (non-practising) New York attorney, Kuan has degrees in law and computing science and a joint law/computer science doctorate. She regularly speaks at events, and has spoken at CERN, CSA and ENISA. Kuan was lead author of 8 chapters in Cloud Computing Law (OUP 2013, Millard ed.) and has published many articles. She is a member of the BCS’s Information Privacy Expert Panel. Her personal site is at

6.00pm: Arrival , Networking
6.30pm: Welcome and Opening remarks, Christophe Le Lannou & Tom Khabaza
6.35pm: Data and data protection laws by Dr W Kuan Hon
7.30pm: Refreshments and More chatting