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September 22, 2021
Institute of Professional Legal Studies
17:30 - 18:30


Data Privacy Law and Online Liability

Privacy laws in 2021 provide fundamental legal rights to any living individual.  Understanding privacy and reputational rights has become more complex in this rapidly evolving area of law.  Since the fall out of Schrems II and post Brexit, data privacy law and online liability has become an area of the law that impacts all of us, reflected by the explosion of privacy regulation and protection in recent years.  Many organisations are having to rethink their approaches to data privacy and digital reputation.  This legal session will help you understand some of the key legal issues in this developing area of the law.  


About the Speaker Olivia O’Kane

Olivia is Head of Media & Entertainments at Carson McDowell LLP.

She graduated with a first class honours degree from QUB and later qualified in 2012 as a Solicitor Advocate.             

She represents various media clients including CNN International; Facebook, Inc; Twitter, Inc; and Independent News & Media Plc.  Olivia has been involved in landmark judgments in Northern Ireland’s Court of Appeal regarding the law on libel, privacy, copyright and e-commerce law and she regularly represents the media in regard to reporting restrictions.

She has been a guest speaker for Queen’s University law students, NUJ, News Brands Ireland and Film Hub NI as well as a regular commentator on UTV, BBC NI and Radio Ulster on media related topics.

She is currently completing a PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice in Merton College, Oxford University.

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Event Organiser Details
Name Claire Armstrong
Phone 028 9097 5699