News

ODA and London Law Firm Team Up For Event on Data Protection

Online Dating Association

The Online Dating Association is teaming up with niche law firm Wiggin again, this time for a briefing on data protection.

They previously held a session on UK consumer law changes at Wiggin’s London offices in May.

The upcoming seminar will cover data protection and privacy, and instruct dating sites how they can comply with current and future regulations.

The ODA said: “Privacy and data protection are hot topics and are especially crucial in our industry to create and maintain trust.  The public and the regulatory bodies are scrutinising activity and compliance is key to your success as a business.”

Wiggin lawyers David Deakin and Patrick Rennie will host the workshop, which will give attendees:

  • a solid foundation in the key principles behind data protection regulation they need to understand.
  • practical take aways about the core actions to take, and processes to implement to ensure compliance, including around collection, storage, retention and transfer of personal data.
  • a view on future trends and direction of travel in data and privacy, including discussion on such matters as the “right to be forgotten”.

It will be held on Thursday 16th October at Wiggin’s London offices on Percy Street, close to Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street tube stations.

It starts at 5pm, followed by drinks.

The event is open to members and non-members of the ODA, with a max of two per company, and those interested in attending should contact Ann Austin: ann@onlinedatingassociation.org.uk

Prior to the event, the ODA is asking people to complete a quick survey, to help tailor the workshop’s agenda.

Read our write up of the last session on consumer law here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

Global Dating Insights is part of the Industry Insights Group. Registered in the UK. Company No: 14395769