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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Data protection for business owners

20 June 2016

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

This event is co-hosted by qLegal and  General Assembly (GA).

Are you a startup founder, a business leader or simply interested in how to stay on top of data protection?

This talk introduces participants to the new online data and privacy landscape and explores how European data protection laws impact the collection and processing of data; thereby affecting your start-up. You’ll get a detailed understanding of how to adhere to data protection standards whilst maintaining your start-up’s commercial goals.

Topics covered will include: an overview of the European data protection and online privacy standards, compliance requirements, fines; current and most common data protection mistakes and unfit privacy practices; and what you should be doing to protect your current or potential business.

You don’t need any prior knowledge for this talk.


  • Understand the impact of data protection and online privacy regulations on your business.
  • Learn best practices for protecting customer data.
  • Find out how to comply with storing and transferring data.
  • Recognise the do’s and don’ts of data collection and exposure.
  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of the data protection officer.
  • Learn about the obligations of third parties towards you.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to book

This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online at the General Assembly webpage.


For more information, please contact the CCLS Events Team on

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