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Data protection can be a complex topic, particularly when the concept of 'legitimate interest' comes into play.

There can be many interpretations of legitimate interest, but how can you determine what is appropriate? In this webinar, data protection experts Rowenna Fielding and Gary Shipsey will explore a fictional case study based on monitoring of employee behaviour by an employer.

This webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about 'legitimate interest' considerations, suitable for: students, system designers and those with explicit or implicit responsibility or accountability for data protection within organisations (including Human Resources and Marketing Management).

About the speakers

Rowenna Fielding - Supreme Nerd at Miss IG Geek Ltd
Rowenna is an experienced data protection practitioner with over a decade of experience advising voluntary and commercial organisations. Formerly a specialist in information security management, Rowenna obtained the ISEB Certificate in Data Protection in 2011 and has since been focused on advising private, public and voluntary sector organisations on how to integrate the requirements of privacy law into business operations, both from in-house and as a consultant. Rowenna's articles, interviews and presentations are been prominent in the data protection landscape for their humour, pragmatism and insight.

Gary Shipsey - Managing Director, Protecture Ltd
Gary started his career implementing information governance and protecting data privacy when phones were not smart and Google was just another fledgling search engine.

With over 15 years of practical experience turning information law into practice, Gary started Protecture in 2013. Protecture now supports over 120 UK-based charities and not-for-profit organisations.

The UK Fundraising Regulator sought Gary’s expertise to co-author their “Personal Information and Fundraising: Consent, Purpose and Transparency” guidance in the wake of the fundraising “scandals” and reform of UK fundraising governance in 2017. Gary regularly speaks and advises on all things GDPR, data protection and privacy related. Gary and the team at Protecture use their knowledge and experience to guide organisations through their data protection journey, offering consultancy, advice, training and data protection as a service.

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Webinar: Whose legitimate interest is it anyway?
Date and time
Wednesday 25 May, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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