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MichBio U: The New European Union’s GDPR: What It Means

When: March 13, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Online: Webinar
United States
Contact: MichBio U

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The New European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation: What It Means For US Healthcare/Life Science Companies

Presented by MichBio Member Company, Foley Hoag

The clock is ticking: on May 25, 2018, in two months from now, the General Data Protection Regulation (“the GDPR”) will apply in all Member States of the European Union (“EU”) and will replace the Directive 95/46/CE (“the Directive”).


The GDPR is, as its title indicates, a “general” regulation which applies to the collecting and processing of personal data by all kinds of entities in all activities, including in the healthcare/life science sectors, whereas the US has a “sectorial approach” of data protection and a specific act (HIPAA) for health information.


One of the major impacts of the GDPR is that it extends the application of European legislation to companies outside the EU. Basically, the Directive only applied to organizations established within the EU or which used equipment within the EU.  The GDPR has a much broader scope: it will apply to organizations established outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU and/or monitor the behavior of data subjects within the EU. In other words, some US healthcare/life science companies not affected by the Directive will now have to comply with the GDPR. This webinar will help you understand what your company’s obligations are under the GDPR.


Catherine Muyl, Partner at Foley Hoag AARPI

Catherine Muyl is a partner in Foley Hoag AARPI’s Intellectual Property Department, resident in the Paris office. She has practiced intellectual property law for more than 20 years, focusing on litigation with regards to patent, trademark, copyright, registered designs and models, software and related rights (including databases).

Catherine has provided representation involving infringement cases, cancellation actions and actions for the transfer of ownership of patents. Her practice also includes trademark prosecution, domain name disputes (including UDRP procedures) and procedures before the French Trademark Office and its equivalent for Community trademarks. Catherine has worked on several international disputes, with proceedings pending in several countries.


In addition to her litigation work, Catherine has handled many M&A deals with IP components. Within the information technology arena, she has developed significant proficiency in relation to data protection, software and IT agreements.



Colin Zick, Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice and Chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice, Foley Hoag


Colin J. Zick is a partner with Foley Hoag LLP, where he serves as Chair of its Data Privacy & Security practice group, and Co-chair of its Healthcare practice group.  He counsels clients ranging from the Fortune 1000 to start-ups on issues involving information privacy and security, including compliance with state, federal and international data privacy and security laws and government enforcement actions.  He also frequently counsels technology and consumer-facing clients on issues involving information privacy and security (including the GDPR and Privacy Shield, HIPAA and other U.S. federal and state data privacy and security laws, privacy policies, cloud security, cyber insurance, the Internet of Things, and data breach response).


Colin co-founded the firm's Data Security and Privacy Practice Group and regularly contributes to its "Security, Privacy and the Law" blog,  He speaks regularly on a variety of subjects relating to privacy and security, including to the Association for Corporate Counsel on breach response, on cyber risk and insurance at the New York Stock Exchange, to the Mass Technology Leadership Council, the French-American Chamber of Commerce, and to the members of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Boston Bar Association, and with representatives of the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services.  He is the editor of the two most recent editions of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association’s Medicolegal Guide to Health Record Information.


Colin received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan; he has been ranked as one of the Best Lawyers in America® since 2015, ranked by CHAMBERS USA as one of Massachusetts' leading health care lawyers since 2010, and he has been selected by his peers as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” since 2004.  Colin also serves as a member of Law360’s Privacy & Consumer Protection editorial advisory board.


  • DATE: March 13
  • TIME: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Webinar
  • COST: Members – Complimentary; Non-Members - $19

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