SOLD OUT: SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme: Module 10 - "Big Data and IOT" - Thursday 27 April 2017, London

When: 27/04/2017

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Hosted and sponsored by DLA Piper (UK) LLP

Date:  Thursday 27 April 2017
Time:  4 pm to 6 pm (Registration from 3.30 pm)
Venue: DLA Piper UK LLP, One London Wall, EC2Y 5EZ. Map

Matthew Hoyles, Senior Associate, Gill Jennings & Every LLP
Mark O'Conor, Partner, DLA Piper (UK) LLP, SCL Chair
Richard Vilton, CEO, Emu Analytics Ltd
Hazel Moffatt, Partner, DLA Piper (UK) LLP

The explosion in the use of Big Data is mirrored by the rise in references to the Internet of Things. Neither concept is widely understood. Both Big Data and the IoT will have a major impact on society and the practice of law in the next decade.

This module offers an opportunity to understand the concepts, grasp the many legal issues that surround them and hear about their real-world implementation and impact.

This event will focus on:

1.  What is data?

  • Data vs big data
  • What is the IoT (to the extent to which it works with big data)?

2.  The law 

  • Rights in data
  • Copyright
  • Database rights
  • Data protection
  • Monetising big data – big insights

3.  How its used 

  • Real world examples – the use of mobile datasets for business intelligence
  • New business models

This event is the tenth Module of the SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme.

The SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of everything a practising IT lawyer should know.

The aim of the SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme series is to provide a foundation for lawyers who are qualified practitioners (2- 5 years PQE) who have decided that they want to specialise as IT lawyers.  SCL's two year rolling programme of twelve modules will cover all the key areas of practice in IT law. By attending the SCL seminar programme you can be confident that you will have the know-how and understanding to advise effectively across the whole range of IT law issues.

View the full Foundations of IT Law programme - Modules 1 - 12 here

Administration notes:
The cost of attending each module is £90 + VAT (£108) for SCL members, £160 + VAT (£192) for non-members and £15 + VAT (£18) for students and academics in full-time education, unemployed members or those experiencing financial hardship.

Significant discount for SCL Members: There is a discount of £120 for 6 modules booked in advance. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please email and request an invoice as discounted bookings cannot be made online.

If you wish to attend this event please book online or email  and request an invoice. 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 date of the event, whichever is the earlier.

Students and SCL academic and unemployed members please note that you cannot book online. To reserve your place and request an invoice please email

CPD: See SCL & CPD changes explained

Non-members wishing to join the Society in order to take advantage of the discounted rate are entitled to membership of the Society valid for 12 months from the date of payment including full access to the content of the SCL web site, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £125.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact : Sarah Forster, Tel: 0117 9041242, Email:

Booking terms and conditions: Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the meeting attendance fee. Cancellations will not be accepted (nor refunds made) unless received in the Society's offices in Bristol at least seven days before the date of the meeting.

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.

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