TerraLex to Host International Data Privacy Day Series Raising Awareness and Promoting Privacy and Data Protection Best Practices

TerraLex, one of the largest global law firm networks covering 164 jurisdictions in 101 countries, is hosting an innovative, global day long series of online events for International Data Privacy Day.

Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international event that occurs every year on January 28. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently observed in more than 50 countries around the world.

TerraLex members from all global regions will present succinct insights on a variety of data related issues over the course of the day on January 28, 2021 and guests are invited to view the presentations at no charge. 

The schedule is as follows:

10:00am Eastern Time – Charanya Lakshmikumaran, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (India)

Data Privacy Compliance in India - Immediate and Long-Term Challenges - Although largely aligned with the GDPR, the proposed privacy legislation (PDP Bill, 2019) touches upon additional aspects and corresponding requirements. The differences are quite significant and are likely to result in additional compliance burdens for global businesses operating in India. Furthermore, regulatory compliance as a whole may be a technically daunting task, for smaller homegrown businesses in India. With large as well small businesses likely to be impacted, what does the privacy paradigm hold for digital India?

10:30am Eastern Time – Jodi Poswelletski, Fairbridges Wertheim Becker (South Africa)

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (“The Act”) is predominantly in Effect: What does it mean for you? - The talk will include a focus on the Act’s Purpose, the differences between Personal and Special Information and the requirements relating to same, the differences between an Operator and a Responsible party, the “do’s and don’ts of Direct Marketing” and will also briefly explore the effect of the Act on the “Employer , Employee” relationship going forward.

11:00am Eastern Time – Benjamin Jacob, PDGB (France)

From brick and mortar to digital, becoming a data wise retailer in the EU – COVID-19 has accelerated the move to digital for most traditional retailers. Hear about the potential opportunities and pitfalls of this transformation for those operating in the retail sector.

11:30am Eastern Time – Martin Sloan, Brodies (UK-Scotland)

International data transfers – dealing with the consequences of Schrems II - Many organizations rely on the Standard Contractual Clauses or Binding Corporate Rules for transferring personal data outside the European Economic Area. In this webinar, we look at what you need to know about the European Court of Justice's decision in the Schrems II case, what this means for transfers outside the EEA, the latest guidance from regulators on the questions you need to ask and the "supplementary measures" you may need to adopt. This session is relevant for any organization exporting or importing personal data from the EEA, including transfers to the USA and transfers from the EEA to the UK following the expiry of the post-Brexit transition period.

12:00pm Eastern Time – Jon Bartley, RPC (UK-England)

The EU's ePrivacy Regulation: Which Way is the Cookie Crumbling? - This session will discuss the EU's draft ePrivacy Regulation, which was intended to come into force at the same time as GDPR but has resulted in protracted debate among EU legislators. Jon will provide an overview of the legislation and the issues proving controversial and give an update on the status of the draft.

12:30pm Eastern Time – Agustina Perez Comenale, Olivera Abogados (Uruguay)

Blockchain and AI to the rescue? More data, more risk - The pandemic has accelerated our dependence on digital platforms that, by their nature, make our data vulnerable. A double-edged sword, we will analyze the benefits and challenges of these technologies and the use of our data, let's keep the glass half full.

1:00pm Eastern Time – Renata Ciampi, Motta Fernandes (Brazil)

Global Compliance Programs: Where and How to Start - Nowadays, due to the growing concern with data protection, it becomes more important to have a compliance program. The ideal is to implement a global program that meets not only local legislation (if any) but also those of the other countries with which the company does business.

1:30pm Eastern Time – Mary Hildebrand, Lowenstein Sandler (USA-NJ)

Someone’s Watching You: Facial Recognition, Privacy Concerns and Data Protection Trends in the US - What's the impact of new facial recognition technologies? Can you ever be anonymous? This presentation will discuss the key aspects of this ever-evolving intersection of technology and the law.

2:00pm Eastern Time – Kristen Pennington, McMillan (Canada)

The Rise of Privacy Torts in Canada - In recent years, Canadian courts have recognized several new common law privacy torts.  In addition to setting out the test for each new tort, this session will consider how these novel torts may be levied against businesses and contribute to a surge of privacy class actions.

2:30pm Eastern Time – John Weaver, McLane Middleton (USA-NH) 

CPRA: It’s Not Just for California - The passage of the California Privacy Rights Act (the CPRA) expands individual privacy rights and business’s privacy obligations in California, but it also heralds further privacy requirements for any organization operating the in the United States.

3:00pm Eastern Time – Hipatia Donoso, Tobar ZVS Spingarn (Ecuador) 

Dealing with Data and Setting Standard in the Absence of Formal Policy - In a world moving towards a data driven economy, the lack of privacy policy raises concerns for economic operators and the way they do business. This session will discuss some of their challenges and possible outcomes while dealing with data and unregulated technologies.

3:30pm Eastern Time – Lisa Fitzgerald, Lander & Rogers (Australia)

Australia’s Privacy, Competition & Consumer Regulators vs Digital Giants: What Does it Mean for the Future of Data? - Australian regulators are cracking down on the practices of Facebook and Google in relation to personal information. This session will explore world-leading legislative changes to digital business models underpinned by data harvesting.

To register for the program click here.


Contact Information
Nicole Rudner
Business Development Director, Practice Groups & Industry Sector Teams at TerraLex
+1 305 539-0008

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