Meet the Expert: The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - What is it, how does it affect me?

December 13, 2018

Meet the Expert



Everyone now has heard of Europe's most (in)famous new data protection law the General Data Protection Regulation (or for short “GDPR”) which is officially in force since 25 May 2018 but plenty still need to understand its reach and its implications for businesses outside of the EU.


We will take you through a step by step presentation of the challenges raised by such legislation and how to practically implement it within your business. By the end of the webinar you will see the how you can turn GDPR compliance into a competitive business advantage.




Laura Berton, Partner – Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy Laura is an IP &Tech transactions attorney based full-time in Silicon Valley with over 15 years of experience advising start-ups and mature businesses on complex commercial transactions. She advises both suppliers and acquirers on a broad range of commercial, IP and technology contracts including licensing, IT and outsourcing contracts, technology development and product commercialization. She has experience of working closely with our clients' legal and commercial teams on projects requiring "hands on" legal advice, industry knowledge and commercial awareness. She is also used to helping businesses move into new jurisdictions, advising on the expansion process and the adaptation to local law.


Anna Gassot is an associate in the Fieldfisher Silicon Valley office's privacy and information team.
She regularly advise multinational clients and start-ups on a range of European and international privacy-related matters and work with clients in a variety of sectors including retail, marketing, security, and technologies.She also has experience in business litigation and commercial contracts. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Business and Tax Law received in France, she earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She successfully passed the Paris and California Bar examinations and is an active member of the California Bar. Prior to joining Fieldfisher, Anna was worked as an in-house counsel in the Bay Area for several years.


Paul Lanois is a global privacy, data protection and information security law professional. He was previously Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel at Credit Suisse. He has been recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with concentrations in European law (CIPP/E), US law (CIPP/US), Canadian law (CIPP/C) and Asian law (CIPP/A). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). He was named a "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal and an "Innovative Corporate Counsel" by Law 360.



Who? Experts & up to 12 participants
How? Our expert will tell you all about the theme of the day and will save some time for questions
When? Thursday, December 13th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where? FACCSF's office, 26 'Farrell Street, #500, San Francisco, CA 94108 (map)
Why? Learn and network
Price? Free for members – Non-members: $35


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