Dr Sam De Silva

Partner, Nabarro LLP


Dr Sam De Silva is a Partner and the Head of the commercial IT and Outsourcing practice at Nabarro LLP.  He specialises in strategic and complex IT and telecommunication projects including all forms of cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), outsourcing (IT, BPO and off-shoring), system development and supply, system integration, software licensing, support and service agreements. 

Sam also regularly advises on data protection, privacy, cyber-security and PCI DSS issues and is at the forefront of related policy issues, representing the UK on a number of international committees as well as interviewed in the press, radio, webinars and on television (including BBC Click and Channel 4 Dispatches). Sam is one of very few UK solicitors who is a Fellow of CIPS (FCIPS), Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). I have post-graduate degrees in information technology and business administration so I am well aware of the commercial, business and technical issues facing both users and suppliers of technology. 

Sam is recognised as a leading individual for IT in the Legal 500 and as a Star Individual in Chambers & Partners directories, has been named in Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) 2016 as one of the world's leading TMT lawyers.

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Panel Discussion: Europe, Privacy & the New General Data Protection Regulations
4.05pm - 5.00pm

Join our panel of industry experts for a wide-ranging discussion on key information challenges emerging from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in light of the UK’s impending exit from the EU. Get the inside track on the specific legal requirements and timescales of the GDPR, including the practicalities of the 'Right to be Forgotten', the 'Right to object to Automated Processing' and 'Privacy by Design', data portability vs data sharing, information governance, risk management and other commercial impacts that will affect all organisations operating in Europe.

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