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Tuesday, 4th April 2017 - Central London - UK



Preparing for the GDPR

The New GDPR

The Regulation will impose new obligations on data controllers when it comes into force in 2018


The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25th May 2018, when the Regulation comes into effect across the EU. Under the provisions of the Great Repeal Bill, it is virtually certain that the rules of the GDPR will continue to apply in the UK after Brexit.

This practical day looks at the key changes to data protection law that will apply under the GDPR, and provides guidance on what organisations should do now in order to prepare. Attend this invaluable day to discover how the new rules will affect your organisation and what steps you need to take now.

Sessions commence at 10am, with a wine reception at 4pm.

This event combines PDP's reputation for producing highly practical events with the expertise of Baker & McKenzie, one of the world’s leading law firms.

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Speakers Presentations Topics


Welcome and Introduction

Dyann Heward-Mills - Baker & McKenzie (Chair)


Accountability and the Need for Documentation

Jessica Lavery - Deloitte

The new accountability requirements mean that organisations must produce significant quantities of documentation, such as data handling policies, prior to 25th May 2018. This talk explains what is required and provides practical advice on how to go about meeting the accountability requirements.


Revised Definitions and New Terms

Professor Ian Walden - Baker & McKenzie

Seemingly small changes to the definitions of existing terms, such as ‘consent’ and ‘legitimate interests’ are likely to have a big impact. New concepts such as ‘one stop shop’, ‘main establishment’ and ‘pseudonymisation’ will dramatically affect many organisations. This session looks at the practical steps that organisations will need to take to prepare for the revised definitions and new terms.


Changing Role of Data Protection Officers

Julie Wilson - Baker & McKenzie

The requirement for compulsory DPOs will itself have a dramatic impact on the compliance activities of organisations, but the new law will also impact the nature of the work that DPOs do on a daily basis. This session considers the appointment of DPOs, their security of tenure, the requirement for independence and their new responsibilities.


Privacy Notices – New Requirements

Benjamin Slinn - Baker & McKenzie

Changes to the requirements for ‘transparency’ will impact every organisation as regards the information that needs to be supplied to individuals. This session explains the work that organisations will need to do to ensure that their privacy notices and data protection statements meet the new rules.


Rights of Individuals – Expanded, Strengthened and New

Susan Boynton - Bloomberg

The GDPR not only strengthens existing rights, but also creates new ones. From removing several exemptions and decreasing  the time period for complying with access requests, to establishing rights of data deletion and data portability, this session looks at the changes that organisations will need to make to existing practices.


Using Data Processors

Daniel Gibson - Triumph Motorcycles

This talk looks at how the new rules will impact outsourcing arrangements, including the compulsory and suggested changes that will need to be made to contracts with data processors. The new responsibilities on data processors and the restrictions on sub-contracting are also discussed.


Cyber Security & Breach Management – Preparing for Compulsory Notifications

Dyann Heward-Mills - Baker & McKenzie

The GDPR will require organisations to notify serious beaches to both the national data protection authorities and the individuals who are, or may be, affected by the breach. This sessions looks at the new notification obligations on organisations, and provides practical advice on how to prepare.



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Conference Timetable

9.30am Registration & Coffee
10.00am Presentations
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Presentations
4.00pm Drinks Reception


Additional Information

  • No multiple delegate discounts are available at this event
  • Delegates will receive a printed copy of the presentations
  • Lunch is included
  • Delegates are invited to attend a Wine and Canapés Reception at the end of the presentations


Who should attend the Special Update Conference

Data Protection Officers, Privacy Officers, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, IT Directors, Information Security Officers, Records Managers, Company Secretaries, Information Lawyers, Consultants, Finance Directors, Human Resources Officers, Employment Lawyers, Office Managers, Procurement Officers, Archivists, Researchers, and more...

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