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Why gather diversity data? What are the benefits? What are the challenges, and how can we overcome them? And what are the data protection implications?

This free panel discussion and workshop is a joint project with IP Inclusive Charter signatories Wynne-Jones IP. In it we will explore, evaluate and challenge the myths, the facts and the obstacles around D&I data gathering and sharing, with the aim of generating some practical guidelines for organisations looking to up their diversity game. Beginning with a talk on the legal aspects of gathering sensitive personal information, panellists from the patent, trade mark and general legal sectors will then share their own experiences of introducing D&I data collection. Confirmed speakers include data protection and employment lawyer Matthew Clayton of Willans solicitors, and D&I specialist Stella Chandler from Focal Point Training.

This is also a chance to help decide what IP Inclusive does about D&I data reporting. Should individual Charter signatories collect their own data? Should IP Inclusive do it for the whole sector? What role should the regulators and membership bodies play? What can we learn from other sectors?

The event will take place from 4 to 6 pm at Wynne-Jones IP, Valiant Court, Gloucester GL3 4FE. Registration is from 3.45 pm, with drinks and networking afterwards. All IP Inclusive supporters are welcome!

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