18th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference


Up to 12 CPD Hours awarded


18th Annual Conference


10th & 11th October 2019 - London, UK

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Speakers Presentations - Thursday, 10th October 2019


On the first day of the Conference, delegates hear from leading experts on data protection and the GDPR. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions as well as networking with other Information and Compliance professionals and advisers during the day.


There is a 3-course sit-down lunch on both days, as well as a wine and canapés reception at the end of the first day.




Speakers Presentation Topics



Bridget Treacy


Conference Chair


Bridget Treacy
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth






Information Commissioner's Office

Simon McDougall - Executive Director, Techology & Innovation Information Commissioner's Office




Rosemary Jay

Brexit – What Organisations Need to Do to Prepare

Rosemary Jay - Senior Consultant Attorney, Hunton & Williams

Whatever form Brexit takes, organisations need to be prepared for the changes. Although the provisions of the GDPR are highly likely to continue to apply in the UK post Brexit, the new environment will inevitably require internal adjustments within organisations. This talk, from the author of “Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation”, looks at several issues that are likely to arise in various scenarios (including "no deal"), including amendments that will be needed to commercial contracts, changes to documentation to meet transparency requirements, alterations in arrangements with outsourced service providers, and issues regarding transfer of personal data to and from the EU 27 as well as to non-EU countries.



Suzanne RodwayThe Changing Face of Subject Access under the GDPR

Suzanne Rodway - Group Head of Privacy, RBS

The burden on organisations of complying with the rights of individuals to gain access to their data has increased under the GDPR. The dramatically enhanced fining regime, and the fact that most complaints to the Commission are about subject access, now means that organisations have a strong incentive to get this right. This talk discusses the practical effects of the GDPR on the right to subject access, and provides delegates with insights on how to deal effectively and efficiently with requests for information.



Robert BondManaging the Risks of BYOD and Social Media in the Workplace

Robert Bond - Partner, Bristows

Whilst organisations have been focusing on protecting personal data and managing cyber risks, not enough attention has been given to the risks posed by personal devices and also the use of social media in the workplace. This talk discusses the issues that organisations need to consider to avoid potential liability.



Ellia Parry GDPR vs Blockchain

Ellis Parry - former Global Lead (Data Privacy), BP

The words "blockchain" and "Bitcoin" are almost synonymous and although their births were inextricably linked they are two different things with cryptocurrencies just one possible use for a blockchain. This session describes some of the perceived problems with blockchains and GDPR compliance and crystalizes the real issues with their operation, projecting how blockchains may be usefully utilised in various industries.



Ben WestwoodDeveloping a Culture of Data Protection Compliance

Ben Westwood, Associate Director, IHS Markit

The culture of an organisation is critical to the success of its data protection programme. Businesses need to move away from box ticking exercises and build a framework that embeds a culture of privacy across the entire organisation. But, from a practical standpoint, how can this be achieved? This talk provides real world examples and strategies for driving cultural change within organisations.



Vivienne ArtzDoes Privacy Spell the End for AI?

Vivianne Artz - Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv

Artificial Intelligence, or machine learning in its more practical guise, provides fertile ground for data protection issues.  The opportunities are seemingly endless, but can we innovate at speed and comply with an increasingly complex array of privacy laws and regulations across the globe?  This session explores the data protection implications of AI, what role ethics should play in AI, and whether we are able to innovate AI in a way that can comply with privacy concerns.


DPO Panel

A Panel of Data Protection Officers from prominent organisations provide valuable insights into how they are ensuring compliance in the post-GDPR era. The Panel members are:

Katie Crone-Barber - Children's Hearing Scotland

Richard Harris - Opinion Research Service

Sarah Laws - London Borough of Camden Council

Victoria Spurdle - Phoenix Medical Supplies

Gemma Thomas - Independent Office for Police Conduct




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Day one Programme

Registration:   9.00am
Conference starts:   9.30am
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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.”
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Greater London Authority