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IoD Webinar: The Effect of COVID-19 on GDPR - What Directors Need to Know

IoD Webinar

IoD Morning and Evening Briefings Series is kindly sponsored by Mazars

Paul Lavery

Paul Lavery Partner and Head of Technology and Innovation, McCann FitzGerald

IoD Webinar: The Effect of COVID-19 on GDPR - What Directors Need to Know

21 May 2020 9:30am

As part of our ongoing work to share exclusive content and insights with members, we are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming webinar entitled, ‘The Effect of COVID-19 on GDPR- What Directors Need to Know’, with Paul Lavery, Partner, McCann FitzGerald.

In this webinar, Paul Lavery will discuss the following key elements:

  • GDPR’s applicability in this time of crisis.
  • How, even in these exceptional times, GDPR rules and regulations must be adhered to and how they are perhaps more important now than ever.
  • Potential future updates to GDPR, and any future developments.
  • Update on the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and interaction with board of directors. 

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar.

Paul Lavery

Paul Lavery

Partner and Head of Technology and Innovation, McCann FitzGerald

Paul Lavery is a Partner with McCann FitzGerald. Paul is the head of the firm’s Technology and Innovation Group and advises on a wide range of information technology, data protection, intellectual property, confidentiality and freedom of information issues. He is also a leading expert on data protection and advises a large number of private sector entities and public bodies on their data protection obligations under existing and prospective data protection law.

Paul is heavily involved in advising a number of private sector and public sector clients on their prospective obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, including carrying out data protection assessments and audits and completing data inventories in order to advise clients on what changes to processing activities, data protection notices and agreements etc to ensure compliance with GDPR.

Paul is also the author of Commercial Secrets: The Action for Breach of Confidence in Ireland (Round Hall/ Sweet & Maxwell, 1996), the first and only Irish work on the topic. The book has been quoted in judgments in the Irish Supreme Court.


Mazars is an international partnership specialising in audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services. 

In Ireland, we employ over 450 people in Dublin, Limerick and Galway and work with large corporate companies and Public Interest Entities and small to mid-sized indigenous businesses to assist clients at every stage in their development. 

We operate in 89 countries, including Ireland and overall, we draw on the expertise of 40,000 professionals - 24,000 in the Mazars integrated partnership and 16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance.

To find out more visit the Mazars website.

How to view this webinar

  • To view this webinar, please register to attend via the 'Book Now' button once registration has opened.
  • All registered attendees will receive a joining instructions email the day before the webinar, with a link to where you can access the webinar.
  • This webinar will take place via the online platform Zoom. Please download Zoom to your system before the webinar to ensure you can view the webinar.
  • We would ask all registered attendees to do a test of the Zoom platform in advance to ensure it works for them. To do this, please click on the following Zoom Test page. If you need any further support, please visit the Zoom support page for more information.
  • On the morning of the event, please then click the webinar link in the joining instructions email and you will be able to view the webinar. Please note it will prompt you for your email address before you can join, this is required feature of the Zoom platform. For more information on this, please view: Zoom Video Communications GDPR Compliance.