Data Breaches and the Online Safety Act

Organiser: DAC Beachcroft

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Starts: 15 May 2024 at 9.00AM

Ends: 15 May 2024 at 2.00PM

Venue: DAC Beachcroft, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3HF

In light of a number of high-profile personal data breaches involving public bodies, the first part of this session will look at the legal obligations and implications of personal data breaches for local authorities and other public bodies. Geldards Partner, Helen Snow, will also consider how data should be shared in accordance with the ICO’s Code of Practice on Data Sharing, how data can be shared securely and the risks of inadvertent disclosure by human error mitigated.

The Online Safety Act is due to become law in the UK in late 2023, imposing various duties on social media platforms, designed to protect children – in the words of the UK government it is set to represent “the most powerful child protection laws in a generation”. In the second part of this session, tech and privacy lawyer, Chris Air (Partner at DAC Beachcroft), will give an overview of the new law and why it is important for local authorities to be aware of it.

09:15 – Registration

9:45 – Session 1

11:00 – Break

11:20 – Session 2

12:45 – Lunch

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