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Venue : The Work Project 6A Shenton Way #04-01, Singapore, 068815

Event Start Date : Thursday 27 September 2018

Event End Date : Thursday 27 September 2018

Event Start Time : 05:30 pm

Event End Time : 07:30 pm

Registration Start Date : Wednesday 08 August 2018

Registration End Date : Thursday 27 September 2018

Event Overview

"The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become effective roughly 4 months ago. This is a good point in time to draw first conclusions and talk about some of the key learnings businesses made after implementation of the GDPR, with an emphasis on jurisdictions outside the EU, such as Singapore or Switzerland.

The arrival of the GDPR also poses many interesting and challenging questions to companies outside the EU, e.g. adequacy of data protection levels and related cross-border data transfers. Will the world face a successive lift-up of statutory data privacy levels to EU standards? Or will the extraterritorial scope of the GDPR's application suffice for businesses to catch up with the EU level?"

 *Please note this event is strictly for in-house counsel only.


5:30pm to 6:00pm - Registration

6:00pm to 7:30pm - Introductions, followed by presentations and Q&A

7:30pm onwards - Networking Cocktails


Speaker Profile

Roland Mathys

Schellenberg Wittmer

Partner and head of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group.

Roland advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects, particularly in the finance, life science and retail industries. He also renders advice in all matters related to emerging technologies (e.g. IoT, blockchain, AI). Data protection, both under Swiss law and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), technology related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are further strong fields of his activity.

Roland Mathys publishes regularly in his fields of expertise and serves as a speaker at international and national conferences. He is a board member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), vice-chair of ITechLaw's Data Protection Committee, an officer of the International Bar Association's (IBA) Technology Law Committee and Chair of its Technology Sourcing and Shared Services Subcommittee, and co-chair of the Law Commission of swissICT, Switzerland's largest professional association in the ICT industry.

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