The Federal Bar Association (FBA) will host its 5th annual Fashion Law Conference at Parsons during New York Fashion Week on Friday, February 9—highlighting the latest litigation and legislative/regulatory issues shaping fashion and retail. The opening panel will cover the legal and policy implications for blockchain, artificial intelligence and connected fashion—with Olivera Medenica, Céline Bondard, and FIA founder Kenya Wiley. The panelists will discuss the U.S. and EU legal perspectives, particularly relevant for fashion tech companies that engage with customers in Europe. The European Commission’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governing customer data and privacy will take effect in May 2018. And while big tech companies have been updating their policies and security measures to be GDPR compliant, fashion brands and startups are now beginning to do the same.

The day-long conference will also include sessions on sexual harassment and diversity, the renegotiation of NAFTA, and financial crimes and fashion. Early-bird registration ends on January 12, 2018. Register today at fedbar.org.

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