Data Protection Conference

Central London / Virtual

  

 

Biographies 

 

Below are the data protection experts that will be presenting at the 21st Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference 2022:

 

 

Bridget Treacy

Bridget Treacy

Conference Chair


Bridget Treacy - For over 20 years Bridget’s legal practice has focused on all aspects of data protection, information governance and cybersecurity issues.  Her experience is wide-ranging, having advised large corporations across a range of industry sectors on how to navigate the data protection risks of emerging technologies, multi-jurisdictional security incidents, the creation of effective privacy management programmes, and cross border data transfers.  Bridget founded the UK Data Protection team at her previous firm, and served as London Office Managing Partner. For the past 15 years she has consistently been recognised as a leading ‘Leading Individual’ in data protection by Chambers.  Bridget is the Editor of Privacy & Data Protection journal.


Eduardo-Ustaran Field Fisher Waterhouse
Eduardo Ustaran
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Eduardo Ustaran is a Partner at Hogan Lovells and an internationally recognised expert in privacy & data protection.

Eduardo advises international clients, including leading FTSE 100 companies, on the adoption of global data protection compliance strategies.

Eduardo wrote the data exports chapter of the Law Society’s Data Protection Handbook and is co-author of the book E-Privacy and Online Data Protection.

He is a regular contributor of articles to Privacy & Data Protection.

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Ellis Parry
Director
Data Privacy Compliance
Solutions

Ellis Parry is Director at Data Privacy Compliance Solutions having previously work as Data Ethics Advisor at the ICO. He started his career as a solicitor in private practice, after gaining his MBA, before joining AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals in 2001 as a specialist IT lawyer. Ellis became AstraZeneca's Global Privacy Officer in 2005, leaving to join BP as its Global Lead for Data Privacy in 2010. At BP Ellis was responsible for devising and implementing BP's global approach to personal information handling, including the maintenance of BP's Binding Corporate Rules.

 

is a barrister at 11KBW, specialising in freedom of information, data protection and environmental information. He is ranked as a ‘band 1’ junior by Chambers & Partners, and edits the Information Law Reports. Robin is Editor of Freedom of Information Handbook (Law Society Publishing) and in recent years, he has appeared in more information rights cases than any other counsel – examples include Edem (on personal data), APPGER (on security services and ‘extraordinary rendition) and Lend Lease (on property developer’s viability information).

Gita Shivarattan

Gita Shivarattan
Partner
EY Law


Gita Shivarattan is the Head of Data Protection UK at EY Law. Her practice focuses on data protection compliance, leveraging data as an asset and digital transformations in the Financial Services sector. Gita specialises in UK data protection law and attendant legal issues around data exploitation. She has extensive expertise in a range of technology, commercial and data protection law matters and regularly advises clients on IT outsourcing, DP and IT related issues in mergers and acquisitions, implementing new technologies and privacy by design, data breach reporting, and data subject rights requests.

Gita has a wide range of experience in relation to data protection compliance and has supported a number of her clients on GDPR compliance in connection with the implementation of new technologies and handling personal data breaches (including regulatory reporting requirements and notification to data subjects). Gita also provides practical guidance on the legal and regulatory aspects of digital transformations and implementing dynamic technologies such as cloud, automation and leveraging data as an asset.
 

Glen Hymers

Glen Hymers
Head of Data Privacy
UK Cabinet Office

Glen Hymers is Head of Data Privacy and Compliance at the UK Cabinet Office. Having started his career in the RAF Police, Glen began his journey into the private sector with Fujitsu Defence and National Security as their Head of Operational Security & Risk Management, before moving to Sopra Steria as Head of Operational Security for Government accounts.

In 2016 he moved to the Prince’s Trust taking up the role of Chief Security and Risk Officer as well as being appointed as the DPO in 2017.  After a successful tenure at The Prince’s Trust during which he introduced both GDPR and Cyber Essentials Plus at the organisation he moved to Save The Children International where he was the Global Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Data Protection for this massive international charity and NGO.  In May 2021 he moved to the Cabinet Office where he is the Head of Data Privacy and Compliance.


Jon Baines

Jon Baines
Data Protection Specialist
Mishcon de Reya LLP


Jon Baines is Senior Data Protection Specialist in the Innovation Department at Mishcon de Reya.

With more than 15 years' experience, he advises clients across the whole of the Firm's practice areas on data protection issues, whether that be companies seeking compliance advice, assistance with data subject requests or regulatory investigations, or private clients wishing to exercise their rights. He is able to draw on practical experience, having previously been Data Protection Officer for a critical national infrastructure organisation.
 

Peter Given

Peter Given
Partner
EY Law

Peter Given is Partner in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Law team, specialising in data protection and privacy law. He advises clients on a wide range of data protection matters in a variety of contexts, including in relation to general data protection compliance, data processing and outsourcing arrangements, direct marketing, data subject access requests, data breaches, and cross-border transfers of data

Peter has previously undertaken secondments to a global US-based bank, a global US-based insurer, and a major European pharmaceutical organisation. In these secondments Peter supported the internal legal teams on data protection and privacy matters and in one secondment acted as the organisation’s interim EMEA head of privacy.

Peter has co-authored the Electronic Communications chapter for Data Protection – a practical guide to UK law (6th Edition, Oxford University Press).

Peter regularly contributes articles to the Privacy and Data Protection Journal.

Vicki Bowles

Vicki Bowles
Barrister
VWV


Vicki Bowles is a Barrister and Partner in the Commercial team at VWV, specialising in all aspects of information law and data privacy.

Vicki began her career at HMRC, before moving to the Charity Commission's compliance legal team. Vicki dealt with information requests as part of her work at the Commission, and upon moving to private practice, gained an LLM in information law and began advising organisations on information law issues.

Vicki has since built up experience of advising a wide range of clients on their information law obligations, including data protection, FOI and EIR, PECR, confidentiality, and dealing with the ICO and appeals to the Information Law Tribunal. This includes practical and strategic advice to achieve compliance with legal obligations, but also taking into account risk and proportionality.

 

 

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