What the GDPR Means for Canadian Businesses

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Though not a Canadian law, the GDPR will apply to Canadian businesses that offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU residents. Canadian businesses that process personal information on behalf of organizations located in the EU will also be impacted.  The GDPR imposes stringent and prescriptive requirements on organizations and carries hefty fines for non-compliance. Preparation is imperative.

Join us to hear from Rebecca Cousin, a partner at U.K. law firm Slaughter and May, and our Privacy Co-chair, Wendy Mee, who will provide insight and answer questions on this new regulation.

Topics

  • Impact of the GDPR on Canadian businesses
  • Key requirements of the GDPR
  • Differences between the GDPR and Canadian privacy laws
  • Enforcement

Speakers

Agenda

  • Breakfast and Registration: 8 – 8:30 a.m. EDT

  • Presentations/Live Webcast: 8:30 – 10 a.m. EDT

Mandatory Continuing Education

Ontario

This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Substantive content.

Quebec

This program is approved by The Law Society of Ontario for up to 1 Hour and 30 Minutes of Mandatory Continuing Education and is automatically recognized by the Quebec Bar. You must still declare the hours completed on your training statement and keep proof of your participation in this activity.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for 1.5 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.

Where

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay Street Suite 4000,
Commerce Court West
Toronto, Ontario (Map)

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