IFCLA Conference 2018

April 22, 2018

There are many symposia about new
technologies. Why do you think IFCLA is better than other conferences?

Because IFCLA is an international
association that has been in existence for more than 20 years and whose members
are established in more than 15 countries. The attorneys, in-house counsel and
technology experts, who participate in the works of IFCLA, bring a comparative
perspective that is a real asset when compared to other conferences that only
focus on a national point of view. In addition, the input and vision of foreign
specialists, on these topics that arise in a fairly consistent manner across
all national legislations, allows for a far greater understanding of the issues
at stake.

What topics will be covered?

Because the world of new technologies is in
full swing, and because we can no longer treat subjects like personal data,
cloud or AI in isolation from each other, the symposium will provide an
overview of all of the topics that occupy new technologies experts today.

Of course we will talk about the GDPR,
since the symposium will take place less than 15 days after its implementation,
with a very European panel that will take into account the impact of Brexit but
will also focus on the legal consequences of data flows that are closely
linked, in one way or another, to the USA. We will also consider the liability
aspects of disruptive technologies whether for connected objects, artificial
intelligence or in the context of autonomous car projects.

We will also focus specifically on the blockchain’s
progress, particularly in the field of intellectual property. We will talk
about security breaches and cyber security that drive so many economic players.

But above all, among the numerous other
topics, we will focus on, a prospective approach to defining, the IT of the

Who is the symposium for?

IFCLA’s member associations were created
from groups of law professors, attorneys, in-house counsel or technology
enthusiasts with strong legal background. The symposium is aimed primarily at
corporate legal counsel, corporate Data Protection Officers (DPOs), information
systems operating officers or people in charge of implementing new corporate
strategies through technology.

Usually, participants are looking for
high-level insight and knowledge on often complex topics with a strong
international dimension.

It is a place of exchange, networking and

IFCLA sessions will cover blockchain,
cyberliability issues, Big Data and AI, electronic evidence and GDPR – and much
more. The Conference adds to participants’ understanding of approaches across
Europe and offers many networking opportunities. Go to http://www.ifcla.com/ for the full programme
and details.