The Proposed General Data Protection Regulation - IT implications

When: 4th Mar 2015, 18:00 - 4th Mar 2015, 21:00
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS IRMA (Information Risk Management and Assurance) Specialist Group
Price: Free to attend for BCS Members. £12.50 (+VAT) for Non-Members.
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Kuan Hon

Event Details

Proposals to update EU data protection laws, put forward by the European Commission in 2012, are now well under way. The European Parliament approved a version in March 2014, and the Council of Ministers (EU national governments) is debating its own version.

After a recap on current data protection law, this presentation will summarise progress to date on the draft General Data Protection Regulation and outline its key implications for IT professionals, particularly in relation to cloud computing.

Speaker Profile

Kuan Hon, MA (Cantab), LLM (UPenn), MSc (Imperial), LLM (Queen Mary), MBCS, is consultant to the Cloud Legal Project and Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, where she is undertaking a joint law and computer science PhD. She is also a consultant lawyer with Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind technology-focused legal news site Out-Law.

A Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a (non-practising) New York Attorney, Kuan worked as a finance/insolvency lawyer in the City of London before completing a Computing Science MSc and moving into technology law, particularly data protection law and legal issues in cloud computing. She is primary author of eight chapters of Cloud Computing Law (OUP 2013; Kindle edition), including the chapters on cloud technologies and risk and on data protection in cloud computing. Her website is

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