- 20 Apr 2023
- 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Paralegal Webinar & Virtual Networking Event
A free networking event for members of the Institute of Paralegals, legal professionals and law students.
The Institute of Paralegals have established a series of monthly virtual events to provide you with a platform to hear from two guest speakers on a range of topics, ask questions and to connect.
Our free monthly events officially runs for an hour, between 1pm-2pm however you will be able to join the meeting from 12:45pm to allow you time to get settled in and introduce yourself to the group via the chat facility.
The Data Reform Act (2) and its impacts
It has been more than four years since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was applied to the UK, as supplemented by the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. Since then, the UK has left the EU. Having reflected on the advantages and disadvantages of the current framework, the government identified and consulted on several areas where it considered improvements could be made that would benefit those who process personal data while retaining high data protection standards. Any revised legislation may have impacts on the UK ’ s adequacy as well as trading abilities throughout the EU. This talk will discuss the current status of the bill together with a review relating to the impact of the proposed legislation within the UK.
Steve Wilkinson, DPO and Regulatory Council at Lebara Telecom
An industry expert with more than 20 years of successful experience steve wilkinson stands at the forefront of the fastest moving world of data privacy. He’s spent the past seven years bringing around a shift from old style privacy awareness into the 21st century. Coming from a risk and compliance background Steve is a person with a risk-based approach to data privacy systems with deep privacy industry knowledge. Steve has championed the awareness for regulatory compliance for a number of years, promoting to small companies as well as large and government departments and providing information and recommendations to the regulatory authorities as well as the UK and US governments (DPA18 and the US Privacy Act).
Steve has been a prolific guest speaker at over 12 events within the past 2 years, mainly speaking on the impacts of privacy and data protection on a global platform. Steve has worked on the United Kingdom’s Brexit programme within DEFRA as well as Cookie implementation for the Cabinet Office covering all .gov websites.
In addition to speaking events Steve also lectures at Henley Business school (affiliated to Harvard) on both their GDPR and CEO leadership programmes. Steve is seen by many as ‘probably the leading data privacy expert in enforcement in the world’, a statement provided by many who he works with.
Steve is the DPO and Regulatory council at Lebara Telecom but also takes time to assist companies tackle the data privacy landscape on a global basis advising government departments as well as private companies. Steve has also developed many e-learning courses and was the first person in the UK to develop and run a e-learning course for academic intuitions.
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About The Institute of Paralegals
The Institute of Paralegals is an international professional Institute for paralegals and the only Institute in the UK. We are passionate about upholding the highest professional standards in knowledge, practice and ethics across the paralegal profession.
Paralegals are in demand and this is the time to stand out from the crowd and join our growing and vibrant community of legal professionals.