June 8, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chartered Accountants House
47 Pearse St
Caroline Hollick-Ward
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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective from 25 May 2018, has been described as the most ground-breaking piece of EU legislation in the digital era.
The new legislation, which provides for fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20m, aims to modernise the legal privacy framework and to ensure consistent protection of personal information by making businesses more accountable with regard to data privacy compliance.
In this session, John Magee, Technology Partner in William Fry and member of the ACOI’s Data Protection & Technology Working Group, will delve into the key impacts of the GDPR for businesses in Ireland and will provide guidance on some essential practical compliance tips for organisations preparing for the GDPR.
This session will be chaired by Aisling Clarke, Director ACOI and Chair of ACOI’s Data Protection & Technology Working Group.
Title: Preparing for GDPR – Key Impacts & Practical Planning Tips
Date: Thursday, 8th June 2017
Speaker: John Magee, Partner – Technology Group, William Fry
Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47 – 49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Time: 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (Registration from 12.00 noon)
CPD: 1 Hr LCOI, FCOI (Compliance), CDPO
0.5 Hrs QFA, CPD Member, RS CPD Member 
Fee: €35.00 (Member); €50.00 (Non-Member)

Topics discussed in this seminar will include:

  • Key impacts of the GDPR and guidance on essential practical compliance tips for organisations in Ireland including:
    • getting to grips with the roles and responsibilities of Data Protection Officers;
    • adapting to the impact of enhanced privacy rights for individuals;
    • implementing changes to arrangements with suppliers and vendors; and
    • how to ensure your organisation is “GDPR-ready”.        

John Magee, Partner – Technology Group, William Fry
John is an ACOI member and a member of the ACOI Data Protection & Technology Working Group.
He is a Partner in William Fry’s Technology Department. John has extensive experience in both commercial and technology law including licensing, outsourcing, e-commerce, data protection, cybersecurity, cloud computing and intellectual property. John is involved in an advisory capacity on a number of accelerator programs and has a particularly strong reputation in the data protection and cybersecurity fields. He is also a Registered Irish and Community Trade Mark and Design Attorney.
John’s expertise ranges from advising on ICT procurement projects and outsourcing to mobile applications as well as data protection and cybersecurity issues such as providing guidance on direct marketing campaigns, international data transfers, security breaches, privacy impact assessments and audits.
John also advises tech start-ups, food, beverage and agribusinesses as well as sports tech businesses. John is a member of the firm’s FDI Group and Asia Practice Group and is also a committee member of the Ireland India Business Association and Chairman of its ICT Working Group.