Asia Pacific GDPR Breakfast Discussions – is your business ready?
20 March 2018
Lewis Silkin hosted GDPR Breakfast Discussions in Hong Kong and Singapore in March 2018 to prepare businesses for the upcoming Regulation.
The two discussions were attended by over 130 representatives from a wide-range of corporates, many of which are headquartered in the Asia Pacific region.
Lewis Silkin’s Alex Milner-Smith was the keynote speaker at the sessions, covering key topics including the legal grammar of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), its territorial reach (in particular how it applies to companies in Asia Pacific), key changes introduced by the GDPR, as well as the steps that can be taken by businesses before the Regulation comes into force.
Alex explained the nuances of the GDPR and set out what steps businesses affected by the GDPR can take to ready themselves. This was followed by a Q&A session, where attendees asked a range of thoughtful questions from the perspectives of companies in the different fields represented at the seminars. The questions provided a temperature check for the level of readiness of businesses in Asia Pacific and attendees gained valuable insights on which areas to focus on to prepare their businesses for compliance with the new Regulation.
Kathryn Weaver, Head of Employment Law, Hong Kong, commented:
“With the GDPR about to come into force in May, businesses across Asia Pacific are really starting to pay attention to how it will impact them. The attendance at these events shows the high level of interest in learning more about this Regulation and underlines the wider geographic reach of the GDPR.”
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Alex speaking at the breakfast
Alex and Kathryn at the breakfast
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018.
Asia Pacific Region
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