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Mitchell Williams Attorney Mandy Stanton Presents on GDPR

Discusses GDPR Compliance at Arkansas Bar Association Media, Privacy and Intellectual Property Law Seminar

April 20, 2018

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates and Woodyard, P.L.L.C. member Mandy Stanton presented today at the Arkansas Bar Association continuing legal education seminar on Media, Privacy and Intellectual Property Law. The seminar provided a legal overview of current issues facing companies that do business online or in technology-based industries.

Stanton presented legal updates on how to prepare for compliance with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP).

In April 2016, the EU adopted a new set of rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in April 2016 to streamline the protection of its citizens’ personal data. GDPR will make the biggest change to European data security in 20 years and is scheduled to go into effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018

Stanton advises business entities and individuals in commercial transactions including lending, real estate, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contractual drafting and negotiations and general business matters. Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, she served as legal counsel for an international information technology and data marketing firm, where she primarily drafted and negotiated contracts with a wide variety of companies from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies for the sale of services and procurement of data for marketing and analytic purposes and contributed to privacy impact assessments. She has  been a commercial real estate compliance officer with the nation’s fifth largest commercial bank.  She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).

More information on the GDRP.


About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full service corporate law firm that provides strategic, trusted counsel in business, litigation and regulated entities matters. The firm offers clients comprehensive legal services, decades of diverse professional experience and extensive relationships. Established in 1954, the firm currently employs more than 90 attorneys in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas.