17th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference




Up to 12 CPD Hours awarded

17th Annual Conference


11th & 12th October 2018 - London, UK  


KEYNOTE: James Dipple-Johnstone, Information Commissioner's Office


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The Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference is London's largest annual 2-day data protection event.

This year, the conference is dedicated to reviewing the practical implications of the General Data Protection Regulation, and to help organisations ensure they are compliant.

This Conference provides plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion, as well as networking with other Information and Compliance professionals and advisers. Delegates attend a 3-course sit-down lunch on both days, as well as a wine and canapés reception at the end of the first day.





Day 1 - Speakers Presentations

(Thursday, 11th October 2018)


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The first day features expert speakers who explore the latest challenges facing data protection professionals. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and to network with other delegates in the data protection field.


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Keynote Speaker:

James Dipple Johnstone

How the ICO will exercise its
New Powers


James Dipple-Johnstone
Deputy Commissioner (Operations)
Information Commissioners Office


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Conference Chair

Bridget Treacy - Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth


Keynote: How the ICO will exercise its New Powers

James Dipple-Johnstone - Deputy Commissioner, Information Commissioner's Office


The New Transparency Obligations

Estelle Dehon - Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers


The UK Data Protection Act 2018 – gloss or substance?   

Rosemary Jay - Senior Consultant Attorney, Hunton Andrews Kurth


GDPR Lessons Learned in Government

Robert Clifford - Head of Data Strategy, Home Office


The Long Term Viability of the Privacy Shield and Model Clauses   

Eduardo Ustaran - Partner, Hogan Lovells


E-Marketing: Crisis Point or Business as Usual?

Kate Brimsted - Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner


Outsourcing - Overcoming the GDPR Challenges

Naomi Vann - Managing Legal Counsel, RBS


Consent or Legitimate Interests?

Mark Watts - Partner, Bristows



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Wine & Canapes Reception sponsored by Hunton Andrews Kirth



Day 2 - The Workshops

(Friday, 12th October 2018)


On the second day, delegates can choose two Workshops that explore topics in-depth. The Workshops give delegates the opportunity to work through real-life scenarios.


Workshop Topics are as follows:


A. Updated Rights under the GDPR (FULL)


B. Data Protection Impact Assessments – New Requirements and Methodology (FULL)


C.  Compulsory Documentation – What is now Required of Organisations (FULL)

D.  Data Protection by Design and by Default – How to Implement an Effective Framework (FULL)


E.  New Rights and Their Implications for Organisations (FULL)


F.  Outsourcing and Data Processing Arrangements under the GDPR


G.  Compulsory Breach Notifications – How To Prepare (FULL)


H.  Cybersecurity and the GDPR  (FULL)


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Sponsorship opportunties available 

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Conference Venue


Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
45 Prescott Street

E1 8GP

Telephone: +44 (0)207 959 5000
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PDP Conference Hall



CPD Points

Up to 12 CPD hours can be awarded at this conference. The Speakers' Presentations Day awards 6 CPD hours and each Workshop awards 3 hours CPD.



Fees for the Conference


Whole Conference (Speakers' Presentations Day plus two Workshops)
£ 1,195 plus VAT
Speakers' Presentations Day plus one Workshop
£ 995 plus VAT
Speakers' Presentations Day only
£ 795 plus VAT
Two Workshops only
£ 745 plus VAT
One Workshop only
£ 595 plus VAT


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Simon Hall

“The updates on existing subjects were particularly useful.”
David Pickersgill
Johnson & Johnson

“The networking opportunities were very good. Very useful. Will attend again.”
John Pendleton
Old Mutual

“Speakers delivered good insights into various aspects of the GDPR”
Paul Woods
Government Legal Department

“Very informative and well executed conference”
Claire Robson
Kent & Medway NHS Trust

“The hotel facilities were excellent”
Andrew Dyke
Operation Mobilisation

“An interesting day packed with a plethora of useful materials. The conference never disappoints with the quality of speakers, providing insightful and pragmatic views and interpretations.”
Stephanie Allen
Shop Direct Group

“Very enjoyable day! Well worth attendance. Very good speakers.”
Sarah Rudge

“All the sessions were informative and well presented. Very enjoyable!”
Fiona Cadger
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC

“Great conference with diverse topics”
Sara Ewen

“The presentations were excellent and thought provoking”
Catherine Bowen-Walker
Close Brothers

“A very well put together and well run conference”
Helen Worthington
Jerrold Holdings

“This conference cannot be improved. Excellent!”
Caroline Mair
Registers of Scotland

“A very useful and well organised conference”
Alistair Browne
British Council

“Very useful, practical and thought provoking”
Ben Moreland

“I'm extremely impressed by the quality of speakers and content covered. An excellent balance of public and private sectors”
Julie Hinault
States of Jersey Taxes Office

“The mix of speakers meant that a lot of ground was covered effectively.”
Karen Russell
British Arab Commercial Bank

“As usual the Conference was very well organised”
Paul Byrne
British Airways

Greg Steel

“The conference content was excellent and thought provoking”
Kim Walker
Royal Air Force

“A very helpful conference. Took away some good ideas.”
Lesley Richardson
Financial Conduct Authority

“I found all the presentations very useful. The discussion panel was excellent... thoroughly enjoyed this conference and would not hesitate on coming back”
Scott McFarlane
National Trust for Scotland

“Good variety of relevant topics discussed throughout the day.  Speakers were engaging!”
Ellis Bryant
Saga Plc

“Great to see so many different sectors represented. Well organised!”
Jane Davy
University of Southampton

“Overall, an excellent, informative and useful day. Well worth attending"”
Colin Cluney
Department of Finance and Personnel

“All fantastic”
Leslie Waghorn
Virgin Media

“Another excellent year - very current and topical"
Stuart Gittings
Eli Lilly and Co.

“A very useful conference, a good broad range of speakers that were able to give practical advice"
David Mayers
Lisburn City Council

“All topics very relevant – most particularly the bits about social networking and security breaches.”
Jackie Evans
South Wales Fire & Rescue

“Once again a great conference, which gives me plenty to think about and implement!”
Kevin Giles
Glasgow Housing Association

“Very useful conference”
Alan White
Pitney Bowes

“Excellent. A well run event.”
David Higginson
ING Direct

“Great venue, superbly organised, very professional.”
Julie Barclay
Gambro Lundia

“Another excellent conference.”
Lynn Young
British Library

“Excellent venue, delegate packs and catering. Very focussed, practical and relevant.”
Albert Chan
Greater London Authority