Data protection in the EU: What Canadian businesses need to know

1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 1600, Toronto, M5X 1G5 T: +1 416-862-7525 View in Google Maps

13 March 2018
7:30 - 10:00 EST
1 hour CLE/CPD

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On May 25, 2018, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, replacing the national laws of every EU and European Economic Area (EEA) member country transposing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. The new regulation aims to strengthen individuals’ data protection rights. It will also saddle additional data privacy obligations on EU and EEA-based organizations, as well as to organizations outside the EU that process data of individuals in the EU in relation to the offering of goods and services to them or to the monitoring of their behaviour. Non-compliant organizations may face heavy fines.

The GDPR will therefore affect many Canadian companies doing business in the EU — whether or not they have subsidiaries or branches there. To help you better understand the implications of the regulation, we are pleased to invite you to an information seminar with Danhoé Reddy-Girard and Chris Oates, partners in Gowling WLG’s Paris and Toronto offices respectively, who will detail the steps businesses must take to comply with the new laws.

*This program will count for up to 1 hour of substantive credits toward the mandatory CPD requirements of the Law Society of Ontario. 

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