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Test and Protect: what data protection lessons can we learn from Covid-19?

Date 04 November 2020
Time 1pm
Venue Online
Organiser Arts & Business Scotland


£50 + VAT for Arts & Business Scotland members


£70 + VAT for non-members


About the Event

Test and Protect is the name of the scheme that the Scottish Government is using to try to ensure that anyone who has been in contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19, can be traced and provided with information about isolating and getting tested. Certain organisations are required to collect this information and some are choosing to follow the guidance which recommends collecting this information. Both provide data protection challenges and Laura Irvine, a lawyer and data protection specialist, will work through the issues thrown up by Test and Protect to demonstrate best practice in relation to all forms of personal data processing.

About the trainer

Laura Irvine, partner at Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP is a regular contributor to A&BS events and seminars. She is passionate about data protection, privacy and information law and was part of the only legal team in the UK to have successfully overturned a data breach fine imposed under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Laura advises provides clients across all sectors on how to implement the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. She wrote the GDPR Guide for the Law Society of Scotland and worked as a subject matter expert on an immersive GDPR training app.

Laura is a director of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and a co-founder of Protectors of Data Scotland, a MeetUp group of ‘data protection geeks’ with almost 400 members.

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