SOLD OUT: "IT Law Hot Topics 2012" - SCL Annual Conference - 23 October 2012 - London

When: 23/10/2012

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This event is now sold out and no further bookings will be taken.

The SCL Annual Conference 2012 will give you all of the vital information you need, in one day and at a price that cannot be beaten. Only £275 per SCL member (less for multiple bookings - see admin details below).

The challenge that SCL had to meet this year was to fit the IT law you need for 2013 into just one day and so the focus is on topics of fundamental importance to your IT law practice and its development in 2013: Cloud Computing, Big Data, Apps and Mobile Payments.

What can you expect?  Leading experts, sharply focused presentations and unbeatable value – of course - but still the unmatched SCL flavour that arises from the special expertise held by your fellow attendees.   The expert speakers are Roger Bickerstaff, Oliver Bray, Kit Burden, Melville Carrie, Bryan Glick, Claudia Gorman, Richard Graham, Carolyn Herzog, Brian Kennelly, Christopher Millard, Ben Regnard-Weinrabe, David Shanks, Mark Taylor and Scott von Poulton.

At the end of this stimulating day you will have the opportunity to continue discussing the hot topics of the day over a glass of wine or two in the stunning library of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Is there really a better IT Law Conference in 2012?  Book now.

IT Law Hot Topics 2012
The IT law you need for 2013

09.15 - 09.45 - Registration and coffee

Chair:  Roger Bickerstaff, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP

09.45 - 09.55  Chair's Introduction

09.55 - 10.40  Trends in Cloud Contracting
- How are standard cloud contracts evolving?
- When are cloud deals negotiable and what are the key issues?
- What practical steps can you take to manage cloud risks?
- Trends in Cloud Contracting

Christopher Millard, Professor of Privacy and Information Law, CCLS,
Queen Mary, University of London

10.40 - 10.55 Coffee

10.55 - 11.40   Cloud Computing: Transition from Tower to the Cloud
• Separating fact from fiction - how much REALLY changes?
• Data protection and data security: balancing one against the other?
• Which provisions become MORE important rather than less?
• Key concerns re service levels and sanctions
• Termination and exit provisions

Kit Burden, Partner, Head of Technology, Sourcing and Commercial Group, DLA Piper UK LLP

11.40 - 13.00 Big Data 
 Understanding Big Data business models
• Examining the opportunities presented by Big Data
• Understanding the key legal and regulatory issues for Big Data
• Understanding data protection and information security in the Big Data world
• Big data case study

Richard Graham, TMT & Outsourcing Partner, Edwards Wildman
Bryan Glick, Editor in chief, Computer Weekly
Carolyn Herzog, Head of Legal EMEA, Symantec Corporation
Scott von Poulton, Corporate Legal Counsel,

13.00 - 14.00 Buffet lunch

Chair:  Mark Taylor, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP

14.00 - 15.15  The App Gap:  Is anyone really in control?
Covering the key legal developments relating to Apps, including:
• Interacting with consumers
• The IP angles
• Data protection implications
• Jurisdiction
• Children

Oliver Bray, Partner, RPC
Melville Carrie, Managing Director, Chelsea Apps Factory
Claudia Gorman, Commercial Lawyer, Miniclip

15.15 - 15.30  Tea

15.30 - 17.00  Mobile payments
This session will look at both recent market developments and the key things to know from a legal perspective, including:

- The main types of mobile payment (and related services) being launched
- The key operational and legal challenges for mobile payment channels
- The legal and regulatory issues which need to be addressed in launching a
  mobile payments venture (including an overview of the E-Money regime)
- Competition law and its impact on the relationships between the various players

David Shanks, Associate Legal Counsel, Google
Ben Regnard-Weinrabe, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Brian Kennelly, Blackstone Chambers

17.00 - 17.15  Chair's closing remarks

17.15 - 18.30  Open session with wine and canapés in the Library
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Administration notes:
  Caroline Gould, SCL, 10 Hurle Crescent, Bristol, BS8 2TA, UK.  Tel:  +44 (0) 117 923 7393  Fax:   +44 (0) 117 923 9305   Email:

Fees:  SCL and IFCLA Members £275 + £55 VAT (£330) for SCL members and £400 + £80 VAT (£480) for non-members.  VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates. 

Special offer for SCL Members:  Organisations registering 3 or more SCL Member delegates at the same time are entitled to send a third, and subsequent delegates, at half price. In the event that cancellation reduces the total number of delegates below 3 then the full price for each remaining delegate becomes payable. Members wishing to take advantage of this offer should send an email to and request an invoice as these bookings cannot be made online.

SCL Membership: (Valid for 12 months from date paid):  £110.00.  NB: Non-members who join SCL at the same time as applying to attend the conference are entitled to attend the conference at the members' rate. Membership of SCL includes full access to the content of the SCL web site, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events.  If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact : Priti Magudia, Tel: 0117 9237393, Email:

How to book:  If you wish to attend this event please book online (not for multiple SCL bookings or IFCLA members) or email and request an invoice. If you are making a multiple booking or are an IFCLA member please email  and request an invoice to ensure you are invoiced at the correct rate. 

Fees can be paid by cheque (cheques should be made payable to "Society for Computers and Law" please), Mastercard, Visa, Switch or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the conference. 

Telephone bookings: Telephone bookings are only accepted if paid at time of booking by credit card. 

Booking terms and conditions for the SCL annual conference: Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the full conference fee. Cancellations will only be accepted and refunds made in respect of written cancellations received in Bristol by 09.00 hours on Monday 15 October 2012.  An administration fee of £50.00 + VAT will be charged for all cancellations.

Substitute delegates:
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place provided that they pay the appropriate registration fee.

CPD credit (England and Wales):  Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD scheme,  ILEX's CPD scheme and the Barristers' New and Established Practitioner Programmes this event is accredited with 6 hours CPD.

Accommodation in London:  There is limited accommodation at the Royal College of Surgeons and early booking is recommended.  The cost including breakfast and VAT is £133.00 for a single room and £176.00 for a double room.   Please ring Denise on 0207 869 6700 to make your booking direct.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the Society for Computers and Law to change the content/timing of the programme and/or speakers.

Society for Computers and Law  A company limited by guarantee 1133537  Registered Charity No. 266331  VAT Registration No. 115 4840 85  Registered in England and Wales  Registered office: 10 Hurle Crescent, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TA.

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