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New Laws Applicable to Technology Use and Creation

Event Type
Law Society Skillnet
Live Zoom Webinar
Discounted Fee
CPD Hours
2.5 Hours General (by eLearning)
22 November 2022 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Available to book from November 1 2022

Aim and Objectives
The aim of this seminar is to offer practitioners a practical update and understanding of new technologies and their impact on our professional lives and businesses, together with knowledge of the new tech laws evolving to accommodate the new technologies.

Learning outcomes 
At the end of this seminar participants will have an understanding and knowledge of the emerging technologies and the impact they will have on their professional lives, plus an insight of the relevant new ‘tech laws’.


Deirdre Kilroy is a founding partner of Bird & Bird in Ireland, a leading international law firm in business sectors where technology plays a key role. Deirdre is also Chair of the Intellectual Property & Data Protection Committee of the Law Society, which the Committee which also deals with the laws impacting on technology as part of its remit. 

Topics and Speakers

Horizon Scanning Joan Mulvihill continues to be at the forefront of driving technology adoption in Ireland as the Digitalisation Lead for Siemens. Having held the position of CEO of the Irish Internet Association for 7 years, followed by 2 years as the Centre Director for the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, she is going to tell us about what big trends and technologies are likely to impact upon our lives and businesses in the coming years. 

AI and Copyright in New Products and Services – Barry Scannell is a Consultant in William Fry's Technology & IP Group, a PhD candidate with UCC researching AI and Copyright, and is a member of the HSE’s Digital Health Leadership Steering Group and the National AI RAD Steering Group. Barry will discuss how recent advances in AI have led to new products and services which are impacting copyright, and he will also discuss the use of AI in goods and services, and the laws that regulate AI now and which might apply in the future.

A Second Layer of Data Regulation  Andrea Lawler is a partner in A&L Goodbody's Commercial & Technology group specialising in technology regulation, IT and data protection law. She has extensive experience advising some of the world's largest technology companies on a range of data protection, privacy, law enforcement, regulatory and intellectual property matters. Andrea also has a wealth of experience in advising clients on a broad range of technology outsourcing and IP focused litigation and commercial transactions including technology development, procurement and licensing deals. Andrea will tell us how the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act and the Data Act will bring significant new reforms impacting the commercial use of collected data in the tech sector.

The Impact of the Consumer Rights Act and Collective Redress Directive on Technology Data and Digital Products and Services – Carlo Salizzo is a partner in the Technology & Innovation Group at Matheson.  Carlo advises a wide range of clients on all manner of technology issues, with a particular focus on technology and commercial contracts, data protection and privacy, intellectual property and consumer law.  His practice reflects the ever-changing landscape of Irish and EU law and guidance, and Carlo regularly supports clients to position their businesses and products in the most effective manner possible in light of complex legal requirements.  Carlo is also experienced in advising on issues relating to electronic signatures, Irish gambling legislation and export control. 



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