LAWorld's 16th Annual Conference – Rio de Janeiro 2012


Brazil is South America's most influential country, an economic giant and it has one of the world's fastest growing economies, so it was the perfect destination for LAWorld’s 16th and largest Annual Conference.

Held in Rio de Janeiro in May 2012 and hosted by LAWorld’s Brazilian member firm, Doria Jacobina Rosado e Gondinho Advogados based in Rio de Janeiro and San Paolo, more than 45 delegates attended the 3 day event.

Chris Dixon (LAWorld’s Chair) welcomed delegates to the 2012 Conference. In particular, he welcomed representatives from seven new member firms present who have joined us during the past year (Brussels, Bogota, Budapest, Helsinki, New York, Prague and Texas).  He thanked our hosts for their considerable and invaluable support in organising our global event in their impressive city.

LAWorld annual conferences combine formal business and legal conference sessions with social and cultural events which encourage business networking and getting to know each other opportunities.

A selection of photographic memories of this and other LAWorld events will shortly be available for viewing on the new Gallery Section of the website which is currently being developed.

Showing the way to the LAWorld Rio Conference 2012

Showing the way to the LAWorld Rio Conference 2012

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Conference Room

Conference Room

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Oliver Gnehm

Andy Lustigman

Andy Lustigman

Roxana Kahale and Francisco Zubillaga

Roxana Kahale and Francisco Zubillaga

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Stefania, Valérie, J. Michel and Guy

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Valérie, Michael, Oliver and J.Michel

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Reception at Sugarloaf

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Oliver, Giorgio and Stefania

Arturo Fermandois

Arturo Fermandois

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James, Victor, Ernesto, Rodrigo, Juan and Isabelle

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Daniela, Victor, Helena and Isabelle

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Guy and Stefania

Stefania Caltabiano and Yoav Salomon

Stefania Caltabiano and Yoav Salomon

LAWorld conference delegates 2012

LAWorld conference delegates 2012

LAWorld conference delegates

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MJ, Erika, Yoav, Neels, Victo and Jacqui

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Laura, Andy, Matti and Matthijs

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Laura, Chris, Katie and Colin

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Marina, Victor, Helena and Val

The Amazon Team

The Amazon Team

Up the Amazon

Up the Amazon

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Piranha fishing

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LAWorld team in front of statue

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Sunrise on the Rio Negro

Sunrise on the Rio Negro

The Lagoon

The Lagoon

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain

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LAWorld News

Data Protection in The Cloud

There is no doubt that the Cloud has significantly changed the way that businesses operate in 2015. Many companies across various business sectors use Cloud services, given its advantages eg easy accessibility, enhanced storage space, data back-up and costs reduction.

The European Commission – based on the European Commission Cloud Computing Strategy – is actively promoting the adoption of Cloud computing across all economic sectors in order to boost productivity. This strategy predicts to deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new European jobs and a €160 billion per annum boost to the European Union GDP (around 1%), by 2020. This strategic focus is to speed up and increase the use of Cloud computing across all economic sectors. 

However, as more data is transferred to Cloud and more business is conducted on-line, data protection has become a key issue - stemming from risks of data leakage and cyber threats. If data is stored virtually, there will always be a risk of data intrusion and data fraud.

As the development of technology is fast moving and difficult to predict, the law is not always able to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technologies that affect our lives on a daily basis.  But recent IT developments, when data is gathered illegally by private companies on their own servers and then administered, shared and also traded, has forced lawmakers to respond. Digital law and data protection issues are now considered as crucial areas of modern law.

The famous case of Google vs. Spain about the “right to be forgotten“ is deemed one of the breakthroughs that sparked intense legal discussion about deletion of personal data from internet companies. A decision of the European Court of Justice in 2014 confirmed that an individual has control over their personal data; protection of such data and the right to request internet companies to delete it.

In order to protect your company’s data, access and liability for data loss or leakage, your company should have a contract containing, at least, standard contractual clauses governing data protection and the responsibility of the Cloud provider for data loss or misuse. Likewise, an individual sending their data into a digital environment, should always pay attention to where their data is being transferred and most of all, whether they have given consent to the processing of such data.

Each LAWorld member firm is ready to advise and support you, using the expertise of its international colleagues, in cross border transactions and resultant data transfer.  In LAWorld, we recognize the advantages of Cloud solutions that enhance our clients’ businesses.  We believe that through understanding our clients’ needs, we can share legal practices and experience in various legal environments in order to support your business.  For more information and assistance on this subject, please email directly to Lucia Chal´ová, Malata, Pružinský, Hegedüš & Partners, Bratislava

chalova@mph-advocates.com 

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