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Webinar: Intro to Privacy – GDPR Basics

July 27 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

This program is free and does not offer any MCLE credit.


Paul Lanois, Director at Fieldfisher, will be explaining the history behind the GDPR and the major changes that were required pursuant to the entry into effect of the GDPR on May 25, 2018. Considered a landmark privacy law, the GDPR has introduced new rights for individuals (such as the ‘right to be forgotten’ and the right of portability) as well as new requirements on organizations (such as a data breach notification to regulators within 72 hours). Paul will be taking us through these legal requirements and more to provide a high level understanding of the impact that the GDPR has had globally and what the current privacy landscape looks like in Europe.

Speaker: Paul Lanois


Paul Lanois is a Director in the Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy group at FieldFisher.  Paul provides detailed guidance on information governance, data protection, privacy, cybersecurity and digitalization. In particular, he advises businesses on a wide range of domestic and international privacy compliance and cybersecurity matters.

Before joining Fieldfisher, Paul was Vice President and senior legal counsel at a leading international bank, Credit Suisse, at its headquarters in Switzerland as well as its Hong Kong office. As in-house senior legal counsel, he advised the bank on various matters, including its global compliance program, cross-border matters, the bank’s digital transformation initiatives and the launch of new online services and products. Prior to Credit Suisse, Paul worked on technology transactions at large international law firms in London (United Kingdom) and Luxembourg.

Paul has written extensively on current developments in relation to cybersecurity, as well as American and European privacy law. He is also a frequent speak at conferences around the world and lead industry committees and organizations. Paul has received a number of awards, including the Association of Corporate Counsel’s “Top 10 30-Somethings” award, the “ACC Advocacy Award”, as well as the Transatlantic General Counsel of the Year award at The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Legal Awards. I was named a “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal and an “Innovative Corporate Counsel” by Law 360.

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