The Cyber Academy Presents: Laura Irvine

The Cyber Academy Presents: Laura Irvine On the 16 June, 2020, The Cyber Academy is hosted Laura Irvine, one of the most experienced solicitors in the country. Laura talked about:

New technologies and privacy in times of COVID-19: what are the concerns and how to address them. Laura Irvine, partner at Davidson Chalmers Stewart and accredited specialist in data protection law presented a webinar looking at some of the new technologies that she has been experiencing and advising on during lock down, so that we can continue to engage in the work place and socially without being concerned about losing our privacy. She will use a simple case study of an online conference platform and the issues that this raised and how they require to be addressed.  This touched on following issues:

  • Data controller or data processor?
  • What personal data can you require and/or request
  • What information you need to provide in relation to that personal data
  • Security issues
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Dealing with breaches

About Laura Irvine LLB (Hons) MA LLM Dip LP Laura is the Head of Regulatory Law and Partner at Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP, Criminal Solicitor Advocate and Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Freedom of Information and Data Protection Law. Her ‘claim to fame’ is that she was part of the only legal team in the UK to have successfully overturned a fine imposed by the ICO under the Data Protection Act 1998. As a specialist data protection lawyer, Laura has provided data protection and information law advice to a wide variety of clients, in varying sectors and of all shapes and sizes – both public and private sector. She wrote the Law Society of Scotland’s Guide to the GDPR and is a co-founder of PODs (Protectors of Data Scotland) the pre-eminent group of data protection enthusiasts in Scotland. She is also a board member of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre which works with Government, Police and other public sector bodies to assist the private sector in Scotland to remain resilient.