Computer Law (including Data Protection Law) after Brexit

Thursday 18 May 2017

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Room BS G.36, Lecture Theatre 3, Manchester Metropolitan Business School, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH


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Dai Davis, Technology Lawyer at Percy Crow Davis & Co


The primary protection of Software in the United Kingdom is by a European Union law originally passed in 1991 but restated in Directive 2009/24/EC on the legal protection of computer programs. Not only will certain aspects of that legislation change on Brexit, but it can be argued that the law has already changed.

Data Protection has recently taken a tough new turn with the passing of the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in May 2016. Irrespective of the “Brexit” vote, this new European Union Regulation will come into force on 25th May 2018. It is inconceivable that the UK will leave the European Union without retaining the GDPR, were it to do so, European financial institutions would be prohibited from sharing data with UK organisations.

This talk examines the legislative outcome of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, with an emphasis on Computer Law.

About the speaker:

Dai Davis is a Technology Lawyer at Percy Crow Davis & Co law firm. He read Physics at Keble College, Oxford and took a Master’s Degree in Computing Science at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne before qualifying as a Solicitor. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Freeman of the City of London (through the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists) and a non-executive director of FAST (The Federation Against Software Theft).

Dai has consistently been recommended in the Legal 500 and in Chambers Guides to the Legal Profession.

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