BCS 4th Legal Day

The British Computer Society (BCS) Information Security Specialist Group (ISSG) held its 14th Annual Legal Day at the Royal Air Force Club in Central London last Friday, 20 January 2012.

RAF Club
RAF Club

A great line-up of speakers and topics from Peter Brudenall (Partner, Technology & Outsourcing, Lawrence Graham LLP) on “What to do about Cookies – the latest EU rules”, Robert Carolina (Principal, Origin Ltd) on “Internet Borders and the De-globalisation of Cyberspace”, Andrew Horrocks (Partner, Clyde & Co.) with “An update on recent trends and litigation, with particular reference to IPR”, John Elliott, MBCS, CISSP, Consultant on “What information security practitioners can learn from the rules of legal
interpretation” & David Hughes (Solicitor, Eversheds LLP) on “An update on the Data Protection Act with particular reference to the latest guidance”.

There was plenty to take in on the new developments on information security issues as well as the Freedom of Information and Freedom of Environmental Information viewpoints.

2012 will be a challenging year with new regulatory regimes on cookies still under development despite an in-force date of the end of May 2012 and a new European Union Regulation, that may lead to larger fines up to 5% of global income, if you can believe the “leaked” draft.

Developments on these issues will be reported in later posts.

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