LIBS & Covington Burling LLP present ‘Understanding the impact of GDPR’

Understanding the impact of GDPR

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a major overhaul of data protection rules and is designed to give data subjects back control over their own information.

GDPR will grant data subjects new rights and will place additional requirements on companies who gather, control and process information on their customers, potential customers, employees and any person they interact with. As has been highlighted in numerous media reports the penalties for a breach are substantial.

With D-Day for the regulation fast approaching many companies are now scrambling to make major changes to their businesses to ensure compliance, while regulators are publishing further guidance and white papers to assist them in their effort.

GDPR is a seismic re-think of how companies do business and interact with their customers which many organisations will need help implementing. LIBS, in partnership with Covington & Burling LLP, will bring a panel of experts to discuss the biggest challenges that companies face and share their insights on how to overcome them. 

Introducing our panel

Martin de Bruin is an accomplished and experienced information technology approved trainer working as an associate with a number of global training providers. As a qualified trainer he also is accreditations in MSP, MoR, Prince2, ITIL, ISO20000, Six Sigma, DevOPs, AgilePM, CISMP and EU GDPR. He has been delivering technology and InfoSec training for 2 years in a professional capacity supported by over twenty years of experience within both the private and public sector, where he has managed and delivered technology enabled programmes for global shared services, media, Telco and outsourced services providers, dealing with complex budgets in excess of £5 million.

Sinead Connolly -  is a barrister who has focused on data privacy and technology policy within global data driven organisations including telecommunications, social media, banking and fin tech. Her most recent work has focused on global GDPR programme design and implementation.
Ray Nangle has over 15+ years’ experience in EMEA in the cyber and data security sector, helping organisations address their data governance and cyber risk. He is currently part of the GetVisibilty team looking atscalable AI and data processing techniques to help solve the complex data governance requirements and challenges that organisation face.
Vincent Rezzouk Hammachi is a Senior Manager in the Technology Solutions team and head of Data Privacy and Data Management services. He is qualified to practice law in France (Paris Bar), with over 9 years of experience in providing legal assistance to clients in compliance, in the areas of Competition/Antitrust law and Regulatory, including Data Protection.
Vincent specialises in organisation compliance to regulations. He is currently involved in several projects before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority. He also assists organisations in implementing the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Privacy Shield (EU-USA agreement on Data Protection) in organisations processing personal or sensitive data related to EU individuals.

Ezra Steinhardt is currently an associate with Covington and Burling LLP where he provides clients, including major technology and life sciences companies, NGOs and trade consortia, with compliance advice, and strategic representation in internal and regulatory investigations and public affairs outreach. He has experience advising on a diverse range of digital technology and health issues, including, among others, wearables, cloud computing, online advertising, mobile health, cybersecurity, web content filtering, telecommunications, the Internet of Things, pseudonymization, doping in sports, and law enforcement access to data.