The Europeans are Coming! How Changes in EU Data Privacy Laws will Affect Global Business
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  Daragh O'Brien   Daragh O'Brien
Managing Director


Tuesday, April 19, 2016
07:30 AM - 08:15 AM

Level:  Intermediate

Data Privacy perspectives differ on either side of the Atlantic, at least from a legislative perspective. But globally, most jurisdictions have adopted principles that map to those espoused by the European Union. Through legislative change and judicial action, these rules have changed and how have far reaching impacts on organizations based outside the EU.

This session presents an overview of basic principles of Data Privacy in the EU and how those principles apply to and affect the operations of organizations based outside the EU. If your organization sells into the EU, or has operations in the EU, this session is for you.

  • Understand fundamental principles of EU Data Privacy law.
  • Understand how and when those rules apply to non-EU organisations.
  • Learn how US laws map to these principles in practice.
  • Understand how adopting a principles based approach can drive effective Governance.

Recently rated the 24th most influential person in Information Security worldwide on Twitter (, Daragh O Brien, FICS, is a leading consultant, educator, and author in the fields of Information Privacy, Governance, Ethics, and Quality. After over a decade in a leading telco, Daragh now works with clients in a range of sectors on a range of Information Management challenges.

Daragh is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and a Privacy Officer for DAMA-l. He teaches Data Privacy Law and Practice at the Law Society of Ireland. Castlebridge is a commercial partner of the Adapt Centre in Trinity College Dublin and collaborates with the Insight Centre for Digital Analytics, Europe’s largest Analytics research group.

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