A Comparative Overview of Consent in Data Protection Regulation

(When and How to Obtain It)

Thursday 1 July 2021

From 4pm—5.30pm (Singapore Time)
1.5 Public CPD Points (tbc)


Contrary to popular belief among people unfamiliar with data protection legislation, obtaining consent is not the only legal path to personal data processing : for instance, an increasing number of data privacy laws envisage a number of situations in which such processing is implicitly considered within the data subject’s interest or the legitimate interest of data controllers. What are those situations and how do they differ in Europe, Singapore, and other Asian jurisdictions? This webinar will seek to shed some light on the commonalities and differences in both regions.

It is also commonly considered that obtaining consent is the ultimate shield against illegal data processing ; but is this really the case? To what extent will a court or a regulator consider that actual consent has been obtained from the data subject ? Studying the requirements for consent collection in Europe and Asia is critical for businesses seeking to create a common data processing scheme for their clients in both regions; this webinar will help in making the right choices.


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  • Assoc Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Audit, Associate Professor of Law, University Paris 2Panthéon-Assas
  • Dr Clarisse Girot, Senior Fellow, Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI)

Panel Discussion

  • Assoc Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Audit, Associate Professor of Law, University Paris 2Panthéon-Assas
  • Dr Clarisse Girot, Senior Fellow, Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI)
  • Mr David N. Alfred, Director, Drew & Napier LLC
  • Ms Julie Martinez, Associate, Baker & McKenzie A.A.R.P.I, France


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Speakers/ Panelists

Assoc. Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Audit
Associate Professor of Law, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas

Pierre-Emmanuel AUDIT is an Associate Professor in Private Law at the University Panthéon-Assas where he heads the Data Protection Officer Diploma, the International Business Law LL.M. on the Singapore campus of the University as well as the campus itself; he also co-heads the Digital Law & Technology Diploma as well as the Insurance Contract Management professional licence. A graduate in Private Law, he pursued an LL.M. in Harvard Law School and earned his PhD from the University Panthéon-Assas in 2013. He teaches Data Protection Law, Contract & Tort Law, Maritime and Transportation Law, as well as Introduction to Law and Personal Law classes on various campuses of the University (Paris, Dubai, Mauritius). His research interests include Privacy law as well as Behavioural analysis of the Law. He is also a founding member of Assas Lab, the University incubator.

Dr. Clarisse Girot
Senior Fellow, Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI)

Clarisse is Senior Fellow at the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI), a legal think tank which initiates and conducts projects that promote the convergence of business laws in Asia. Since 2017, Clarisse has been leading ABLI’s Data Privacy Project on the convergence of data privacy laws in Asia, in coordination with a unique network of experts in governments, regulators, industry, law practitioners, privacy professionals, and international organisations. ABLI’s latest work on data transfer regulations in Asia received the Future of Privacy Forum Privacy Paper for Policymakers Award (2021).

In April 2021 Clarisse was appointed as a member of the Global Reference Panel of the Global Privacy Assembly. In October 2018 she was appointed as a non-executive Board member of the Data Protection Authority of Jersey.

Clarisse is law graduate from the Law Faculty of the University of Paris-II. She holds an M.Jur. from the University of Oxford and a PhD (cum laude) from the University of Tilburgin the Netherlands. Prior to relocating to Singapore, she acted as Counsellor to thePresident of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and before this she was head ofCNIL’s department of International Affairs.

Mr David N. Alfred
Director, Corporate & Finance;
Co-Head, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice;
Co-Head & Programme Director, Drew Data Protection & Cybersecurity Academy;
Drew & Napier LLC

David N. Alfred is a director of Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore and co-head of the firm’s Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice. He is concurrently co-head and programme director of the Drew Data Protection & Cybersecurity Academy. David is a data protection, cybersecurity and technology lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising on a broad range of matters relating to digital technology, telecommunications and the Internet. He has advised on regulatory, commercial and international aspects of data protection, including matters relating to public policy and legislative affairs across different jurisdictions, data protection management and compliance, data breaches and regulatory enforcement. Prior to joining the firm, David was Chief Counsel to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission.

David also actively supports the development of data protection law and practice. He is presently an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, where he teaches global data privacy law. He is also a member of the Asia Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

David holds bachelor and master of laws degrees from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He also holds the CIPP/A, CIPM and CIPT certifications and has been recognised as a Fellow of Information Privacy by the IAPP.

Ms Julie Martinez
Associate, Baker & McKenzie A.A.R.P.I, France

Julie Martinez practices in the Information Technology and Communications Group of Baker McKenzie in Paris since 2019. Attorney at the Paris bar, she holds a Masters of law, in European law from Paris II Panthéon-Assas and two LL.M. in International Business Law from Humboldt Universität Berlin and in Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law from King’s College London.

She practices in the Paris Information Technology and Communications Practice Group, where she advises and assists companies in data protection issues and compliance with the French data privacy act of 6 January 1978 as well as the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR). She also advises in matters of electronic communications and the digital economy.

CPD points: 1.5 (TBC)
Practice area: Data Protection & Privacy
Training category: General

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