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November 2018
London, UK

Protecting the Media Conference

This event, now in its 23rd year, serves as the ultimate review of key developments in the field of media law over the last 12 months.

Thank you to all those who attended in 2017!

We're still putting the 2018 programme together - if you'd like to know as soon as it's ready then please register your interest by downloading last year's brochure

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Data Protection
  • The GDPR and the changing face of data protection
  • Data protection and the EU e-privacy regulation
  • What is the future of Section 32 and the ‘journalism exemption’ of the DPA?
  • Data protection and defamation: Scope for a two-pronged approach to libel
    • Prince Moulay Hicham v Elaph Publishing Limited  
  • An update on how the Defamation Act is working out in practice
  • Defamation, privacy and harassment on WhatsApp: a new legal frontier?
  • Assessing existing case law and pending cases over the past 12 months:
    • Lachaux v Independent Print Media Ltd
    • Sobrinho v Impresa Publishing

The essential privacy update, taking a look at all of the latest case law that you need to be aware of

  • Right to be forgotten and global delisting 
    • Addressing the landmark case over whether the ‘right to be forgotten’ can and should stretch beyond EU borders.
  • Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v Times Newspapers

The GDPR and Data Protection

The EU is mindful that technology has transformed our world and should further facilitate the free flow of personal data both within the Union and to the rest of the world. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), applicable as of May 25, 2018, strives to be the strong and coherent framework for data protection needed to do so while ensuring a high level of protection for the personal data of EU citizens.  

The Regulation, which is being supplemented by national legislation in many Member States has raised several issues, chief amongst which is a lack of clarity on how it will work in practice.

The advent of the internet and the borderless society that it has created has aided in the free flow of data making data protection a global issue almost by default.

Brexit further heightens this issue because though the UK has committed to adopting The Regulation, it will effectively become a separate entity with which the GDPR and the contracting EU Member States must mesh. Hence it follows that the future of business and cooperation across the globe is heavily reliant on the extent that companies can utilize data on a global level while remaining compliant with the GDPR.


The latest regulatory developments:
  • The GDPR and the changing face of data protection
  • How the Defamation Act is working out in practice
  • Regulating online abuse - Are the introduction controversial laws across the Europe protecting users against harassment? 
A must attend event for:
  • Information Law Solicitors
  • Data Protection Lawyers
  • In-House Media Lawyers and In-House Counsel
Attend this event to gain insight into the three C’s:
  • Contempt
  • Copyright
  • Caselaw

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