SCL webinar: Online Harms - Thursday 29 October 2020 @ 1 pm

When: 29/10/2020

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Date: Thursday 29 October 2020
Time: 1 pm - 2 pm
Venue: Online Meeting - joining details will be emailed to attendees ahead of the meeting.

Patricia Shaw,
SCL Trustee, CEO, Beyond Reach

Professor Lorna Woods
, School of Law, University of Essex
Paul Herbert, Goodman Derrick LLP
Kostyantyn Lobov, Harbottle & Lewis LLP

This event will focus on the following areas:

1. An overview of what the Online Harms regime is looking like at this particular point in time, in light of the government's pending final response to the white paper and possible legislation in 2021.

2. Compare and contrast with VSP implementation (including elements of the 'harmful but legal' debate)

3. Non-standard platforms, i.e gaming platforms

Chair's Details:

Trish Shaw
is a speaker, writer, IEEE P7003 Standards member and contributing writer and a tech ethics policy, governance and legal consultant.

Trish is an experienced technology lawyer with a demonstrated history of working in the data and information services industry. She is skilled in financial services and personal data regulation, risk management, legal compliance, negotiation, contracts, policy and process drafting, and stakeholder identification and management. 

Trish is an SCL Trustee.

Speaker's Details:

Professor Lorna Woods started her career as a practising solicitor in a TMT practice in the City of London. She has extensive experience in the field of media policy and communications regulation, including social media and the Internet, and she has published widely in this area (see list of publications) as well as contributed to a range of studies and parliamentary inquiries. 

In addition, Professor Woods is co-author of the textbook Steiner and Woods on EU Law (OUP) currently in its 13th edition and has written in the field of the internal market.

She is serving a second term as a member of the ESRC Peer Review College

Paul Herbert is a commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in the media and technology sectors. Paul acts for various delivery platforms, broadcasters, production companies, digital publishers, authors, literary agents, distributors, technology companies, advertising, PR and communications companies, regulatory bodies and “gatekeepers”. He is an acknowledged specialist in the following areas: commercial, corporate, data protection, IP and media.

Kostyantyn Lobov advises on contentious matters involving all intellectual property and related rights. He advises at all stages of a dispute, from pre-action advisory and clearance work, to litigation in the High Court and beyond. His clients in this field include brand owners, members of the creative industries, IT, software and engineering companies; importers and distributors. They range in size from small tech start-ups to global companies with sizeable in-house legal teams.

Kostyantyn has a particular interest in the interactive entertainment sector, and the law on infringement of intellectual property rights through online distribution platforms. He also has experience of setting up and co-ordinating several anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement programmes for major brand owners.

Kostyantyn is listed within the Brand Management section of the Legal 500, which notes that he advises brands and advertising agencies on regulatory and clearance issues, including handling of investigations by the ASA.

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