SCL Data Protection Hackathon - Saturday 16 June 2018, London

When: 16/6/2018

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Hosted by The University of Law

Date: Saturday 16 June 2018
Time: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm (Registration from 8.00 am, drinks and networking from 6.00 pm)
Venue: The University of Law, Moorgate Campus, 2 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8HQ Map

The Society for Computers and Law and the ICO are joining forces to stage a Hackathon devoted to creating an ongoing GDPR toolkit for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises).

The aim is to bring together legal and tech professionals in a friendly yet competitive spirit and invite teams to come up with designs, solutions, systems and technologies to help small businesses work with the GDPR. This will be an invaluable resource to small businesses working with little or no legal guidance and with little time to devote to ensuring ongoing compliance. 

There will be prizes for the best ideas to be awarded by Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.

Please note that applying for the Hackathon does not guarantee entry. You will be notified that your application has been successful.

This is a fun, collaborative and educational event. Please come with an open mind. If you have never been to a hackathon you might find this website useful: 

Q: When is the Hackathon?
A: Saturday 16th June 2018.

Q: How does our team get involved?
A: Apply via email to We regret that we cannot accept applications from individuals.

Q: What is the challenge? 
A: This event is aimed at creating an ongoing GDPR toolkit for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). Specific problems and background will be supplied at the event, with mentors on site to help answer any questions.

Q: Who do we need in our team?
A: We recommend having one or two coders, maybe a designer and a creative thinker, in addition to those with relevant legal expertise. Teams can be 3 - 8 members. 

Q: Do you have to pay to take part?
A: No, it is free to take part. However, it is an application process and we will confirm all selected teams via email. 

Q: Where is the hackathon?
A: University of Law, Moorgate Campus, 2 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8HQ

Q: I am student from a university outside of London, can you help me get to the hackathon?
A: Travel grants for students outside of London are available on application. Please email to apply.

Q: Will we receive a full briefing for the event?
Yes, full briefing details will be published online and sent to all teams two days before the event. Further instructions and advice from expert mentors will also be available on the day.

Q: How can I ask you a question?
A: Please email: 

Our Hosts

SCL is delighted to be returning to the University of Law Moorgate, hosts of the Online Courts Hackathon in 2017 and the recent SCL Student Tech Law Challenge.

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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