Cancelled: Law firm to host data seminar as part of DataFest 2020

One of the UK's leading law firms has cancelled an event aimed at providing advice on how to protect and gain commercial value from data as part of DataFest 2020.

David Goodbrand, of Burness Paull. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The breakfast seminar, which was due to be held by Burness Paull at its offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow next week, features talks from David Goodbrand, partner and head of Data Privacy at the firm, and Dr Paul Van Loon, head of analytics at financial modelling and analytics consultancy Forecast.

Many topics were planned to be discussed, including how to protect data, if data is an asset or a liability, regulatory considerations and the machine learning landscape.

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The seminar was planned as part of the two week data innovation festival, which will be held from next Monday to 20 March.

DataFest 2020 aims to showcase Scotland's leading role in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) on the international stage and is now in its fourth year.

It provides an unparalleled networking platform where attendees can meet with local and international talent, industry, academia and data enthusiasts.

The theme for this year is Beyond Data, exploring the real impacts that data and AI have on people's day-to-day lives.

The theme also includes looking at the value data can bring to businesses across all sectors.

There will be more than 60 events running across the country, including a two-day Data Summit and an executive dinner.

A series of fringe events will be run by external partners and include hackathons, debates, meet-ups and activities.

Burness Paull’s breakfast seminar was due to be held from 8.30am to 10.30am at the company’s Exchange Plaza office in Edinburgh on Tuesday, 17 March and at its office at 120 Bothwell Street, Glasgow on Thursday, 19 March.

The event has been cancelled due to circumstances outwith the firm's control.

To find out more about the Burness Paull, visit the firm's website here.

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