PROPOSED TOPIC: Understanding Data Protection and Privacy and what it means for Lawyers
Facilitator: Igxtelle M. A Dopgima | Founder of The Association of Privacy Lawyers in Africa
As the world becomes more digitized and interconnected, the importance of data protection and privacy cannot be overstated. For lawyers, it is crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of data protection and privacy laws in order to provide the best advice to clients and protect their interests. A master class on data protection and privacy specifically designed for lawyers will help them stay up-to-date on the latest developments and best practices in this area.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
The master class will cover a range of topics related to data protection and privacy, including;
a) Legal frameworks and principles of data protection and privacy law,
b) The rights of data subjects
c) Data processing, storage and transfer
d) Data protection impact assessments
e) Best practices for data breach notification
f) How to ensure compliance with Mauritius Data Protection law and other data protection and privacy regulations.
g) Building a legal practice with a niche in Data Protection and Privacy law
The master class will be led by experienced data protection and privacy lawyers and experts, who will provide practical guidance and advice on how to navigate the complex landscape of data protection and privacy law. They will provide real-world examples and case studies to help participants understand how to apply the principles of data protection and privacy in practice, as well as advice on how to manage and mitigate risks associated with data breaches and other data protection issues.
Finally, the master class will include opportunities for participants to network with other lawyers and professionals in the field, allowing them to share experiences and best practices. The master class could also provide opportunities for participants to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credits, which are often required for lawyers to maintain their professional licenses.
Overall, a master class on data protection and privacy for lawyers will be a valuable opportunity for legal professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills in this critical area. By staying up-to-date on the latest data protection and privacy regulations and best practices, lawyers can provide their clients with the best possible advice and protect their interests in an ever-changing digital world.
The target audience for a master class on data protection and privacy for lawyers would be legal professionals who are involved in advising clients on data protection and privacy matters, or who are responsible for implementing data protection and privacy programs within their own organizations. This may include:
i. Attorneys who specialize in data protection and privacy law, or who work in areas where data protection and privacy law is relevant, such as employment law, intellectual property law, or corporate law.
ii. In-house counsel and legal professionals who work in corporations, non-profit organizations, or government agencies, and who are responsible for developing and implementing data protection and privacy policies and procedures.
iii. Law students and legal scholars who are interested in data protection and privacy law, and who are seeking to deepen their understanding of this area of the law.
iv. Paralegals and Risk and Compliance professionals
Date: 9th Nov. 2023
Time: 8:30am to 9:45am (GMT +4)
Venue: Caudan Art Centre (La’ scala Hall)
Facilitaton: Igxtelle M. A Dopgima |Attorney (New York and Cameroon Bar Association)