James McGachie

Legal Director, DLA Piper

James McGachie is a Legal Director in the Edinburgh office of global law firm DLA Piper, specialising in contentious data protection and privacy law advice. James regularly assists clients with disputed subject access requests, data security breaches and privacy litigation, and is providing clients with a wide range of GDPR compliance advice in the run up to May 2018.

Session Details


Monday 22nd May: 13:40pm - 14:10pm
Where is my Data? Impact of GDPR on Cloud Computing


The session will consider practical consequences of the GDPR for cloud computing, particularly regarding the introduction of specific legal obligation for processors to maintain records of personal data processing activities and the direct security obligations placed on processors for the first time; creating the possibility of significant and direct liability of cloud service providers for security breaches. The session will also consider the methods and requirements for recovering data and the roles of service provider processors to deal with the ‘right to be forgotten’ which is enshrined in the GDPR.

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