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Workshop - General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

From 27 to 27 March 2019
Location: Beirut - Lebanon

1 Day – 27 March 2019

With the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation last year and the very high penalties of non-compliance, the workshop will give in-depth information on ways to comply with the EU GDPR with a general look at global data protection regulations

Representatives from Legal, Aeropolitical, Information Technology, Security, and Commercial Departments

Introduction to the GDPR

  • Development of data protection law. 
  • Explanation of key terms and concepts.

Why do I need to care about the GDPR? 

  • Extra-territorial application of the GDPR – effect on non-EU businesses. 
  • Enforcement of the GDPR – fines and private actions.

Principles of the GDPR 

  • Explanation of the 7 GDPR principles:  lawfulness, fairness and transparency; purpose limitation; data minimisation; accuracy; storage limitation; security; and accountability.

Collecting personal data 

  • Assessing what personal data is collected – data audits. 
  • Establishing a lawful ground for processing personal data. 
  • Communicating privacy information to individuals – use of privacy notices.

Special category personal data 

  • What is special category personal data? 
  • What additional safeguards do we need to put in place?

Contracts with third parties

  • What is our relationship – controllers and processors?
  • What arrangements should we have in place?

International transfers of personal data

  • Why does the GDPR regulate international transfers of personal data?
  • How do we ensure that personal data can be transferred internationally – adequacy decisions and safeguards?

Individuals' rights

  • What rights do individuals have?
  • How should we respond to individuals' requests?

Data breaches

  • How can we prevent data breaches – privacy by design?
  • What should we do in the event of a data breach?

International issues

  • Global data protection laws.
  • GDPR and Brexit.


INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Kelly, Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)

Jeremy has helped airlines establish general data protection compliance programmes, and also advises airlines on discrete data protection issues such as responding to subject access requests and putting compliant mechanisms for international transfers of personal data in place.  In addition to airlines, he has advised maritime, logistics and media companies on data protection.  Outside of data protection, Jeremy advises on the law of international trade, EU law – including sanctions, export controls and product labelling – and antitrust.  He co-authored studies for the European Parliament on the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Singapore, and an Asian Government on bilateral investment treaties.  He is recommended in the Legal 500 2017.


Please contact iad@aaco.org to confirm your participation to the workshop.



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