Data privacy is a crosscutting matter applicable to all sectors, including IP. IP practitioners deal constantly with the collection and handling of personal data – and many of them are not sure how to handle them properly.
On April 6, 2017, Dennemeyer hosted a workshop at their offices in Munich regarding data protection best practices.
The workshop aimed to provide an overview of the relevant aspects of Data Protection for Intellectual Property practitioners. Anna Forestan, Dennemeyer's designated speaker for this event, made some very interesting points, offering tips and tricks on how to keep your data safe and secured and talked about how European practitioners will be soon subject to the new provisions of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) entering into force next year.
What kind of personal data do IP practitioners deal with?
Anna Forestan is In-House Legal Counsel at Dennemeyer Group since 2014. After her admission to the bar in Italy she worked at Italian and German law firms focusing on international contract law. She specialized in contract drafting in the context of IP-related services and is now part of the team implementing data protection measures at Dennemeyer.
The authors contribute to this blog in their personal capacity. The views expressed are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Dennemeyer IP Solutions, Dennemeyer & Associates, or Dennemeyer Consulting.