20th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference - UK

     7th & 8th October 2021 - London, UK



20th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference


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Glen HymersThe Future of Data Protection in the UK

Glen Hymers - Head of Data Privacy, UK Cabinet Office

Now that the UK can depart from EU data protection rules, the question arises as to what extent it will do so. On the one hand pressure from industry and elsewhere is for a reduction in regulation. On the other, the UK is cognizant of the benefits of retaining its EU adequacy status (which is up for renewal in four years). In this talk, the Head of Data Privacy at the UK Government Cabinet Office provides delegates with his opinions and insights into the possible direction of travel in the coming months and years.


Ashley HurstData Protection Litigation - a Greater Threat than Action from Regulators?

Ashley Hurst - Partner, Osborne Clarke

Data protection litigation has seen a remarkable rise since the GDPR came into force. It is now almost inevitable that data breaches and data processing failures are followed by claims for compensation, often on a group (‘class action’) basis. It is vital that organisations both anticipate litigation risk and get the risk strategy right from the outset. This session focuses on data litigation strategy, including how to take account of the risk from the outset of a breach, knowing when to fight and when to settle, and the interplay with regulatory enforcement.


David DumontWhat does Cybersecurity 'Preparedness' Require?

David Dumont - Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Cybersecurity breaches are now commonplace and ransomware attacks are increasingly common. How can organisations prepare to handle the inevitable? This talk provides practical advice for DPOs expected to help their organisation anticipate cyber incidents.


Robert BondIs Consent to Processing Special Category Data becoming the Exception Rather Than the Norm?

Robert Bond - Senior Counsel, Bristows

Express consent has always been a primary ground for processing special category (sensitive) data. However the exemptions set out in the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 coupled with the increase in health data collection in the Pandemic is reducing the value of consent. This talk discusses recent trends in justifying special category data usage, and provides practical tips for organisations.


Bridget TreacyWhat is a ‘TRA’ and when is it required??

Bridget Treacy - Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Following Schrems II, organisations are grappling with the need for international data Transfer Risk Assessments. What are the essential components of these assessments? What tools are available? Where do you start? And how? This talk offers a practical approach to one of the most challenging aspects of international data transfers.


Ellis ParryWhat I Wish I’d Known Earlier in my Data Protection Career

Ellis Parry - Director, Data Privacy Compliance Solutions

In this talk Ellis Parry, who spent many years as Head of Data Protection at global oil company BP and vaccine giant AstraZeneca, as well as just completing a recent stint at the ICO, reveals some fascinating insights based on his years of experience which he hopes will be useful for DPOs and others working in the field of data protection.



Rosemary JayJoined-up Digital Regulation: How the Changing Relationships Between the Regulators will Affect Your Organisation

Rosemary Jay - Senior Consultant Attorney, Hunton Andrews Kurth

In 2020 the ICO, Ofcom and the CMA established the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF).  Earlier this year it was announced that the FCA would become a member. The DRCF has announced a set of priorities and a workplan for 2021 onwards and signaled that it will work with the ASA, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Payments Systems Regulator, the Intellectual Property Office and the Gambling Commission. This session explores how the roles of these various regulators overlap in the digital sphere, where they are likely to have the most impact working together and what this means for organisations subject to multiple regulatory regimes.


Bojana BellamyAccountability in a Global Context

Bojana Bellamy - President (CIPL), Hunton Andrews Kurth

Accountability is an increasingly important requirement of data privacy laws around the world as well as regulatory expectations. Organisations are expected to embed accountability in their operations and be able to demonstrate it to regulators, management, customers and even, investors. This session examines the global rise of accountability, what it means in practice for organisations, and how it can provide business benefits and return on investment.




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