17th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference



Up to 12 CPD Hours awarded

Speakers Presentations


Day 1 - 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.


Bridget Treacy, Hunton & Williams


The Conference will be chaired by:


Bridget Treacy - Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth





James Dipple-JohnstoneHow the ICO will Exercise its New Powers

James Dipple-Johnstone - Deputy Commissioner (Operations), ICO

All European data protection regulators now have dramatically increased enforcement powers, including the ability to undertake audits and to impose very significant financial penalties. In this talk, James Dipple-Johnstone, Deputy Commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office, sets out the ICO’s intentions for its new powers in GDPR Year 1.



Estelle DehonThe New Transparency Obligations

Estelle Dehon - Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers

The GDPR mandates ‘transparency’ as a new requirement of data protection. But what exactly does it mean to be transparent, and what must organisations now do that they were not doing before? This talk provides a practical guide to transparency, and includes key takeaways from the Article 29 Working Party’s recently updated guidance.



Rosemary JayThe UK Data Protection Act 2018 – gloss or substance?

Rosemary Jay - Senior Consultant Attorney, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Although the GDPR is designed to bring greater harmony to EU law than the previous Directive, Member States are still permitted to deviate from the GDPR’s provisions in limited areas. This talk, by the author of ‘Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation’, considers the key provisions of the UK’s upcoming Data Protection Act, and provides delegates with practical guidance on how to implement them.



Robert CliffordGDPR Lessons Learned in Government

Robert Clifford - Head of Data Strategy, Home Office

The Home Office is one of the UK’s government’s most diverse departments. As such, the data protection team has faced many challenges in implementing the GDPR. Robert Clifford, Head of Data Strategy at the Department, provides delegates with invaluable practical advice on the team’s experience in preparing the Home Office for the GDPR era.



Eduardo UstaranThe Long Term Viability of the Privacy Shield and Model Clauses

Eduardo Ustaran - Partner, Hogan Lovells

Some of the most commonly used methods to legitimise international data transfers are under serious scrutiny. For data exports to the United States, the Privacy Shield is an attractive option. But the constant challenges to the legality of the Shield, as well as the political climate, are questioning its survival. Commonly used tools like model clauses have also been challenged and will likely need to be revised. How can companies proceed in the uncertain world of data globalisation?.



Kate BrimstedE-Marketing: Crisis Point or Business as Usual?

Kate Brimsted - Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Devising a legally compliant e-marketing campaign has become more challenging under the GDPR. But have the challenges been overstated? In this talk, Kate considers recent enforcement action by regulators, and informs delegates how to move forward with email marketing campaigns under both the GDPR and the imminent E-Privacy Regulation.



Naomi VannOutsourcing - Overcoming the GDPR Challenges

Naomi Vann - Managing Legal Counsel, RBS

Commencing and maintaining relationships with service providers has become more challenging under the GDPR. This talk looks at the increased need for due diligence before engaging a provider, the changes to contracts that are needed under Article 28 GDPR, the complexities that arise when a provider can be a controller for some activities and a processor for others, and the practical issues that must be considered in relation to sub-processors. Naomi describes her experience of handling the changes required to her organisation’s relationship with hundreds of processors as a result of the enhanced GDPR requirements.



Mark WattsConsent or Legitimate Interests?

Mark Watts - Partner, Bristows

The definitions of both ‘consent’ and ‘legitimate interests’ have changed under the GDPR and there is some confusion about when organisations should rely on these grounds. This talk clarifies the new definitions an provides practical examples on which to choose and why in differing scenarios.




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Johnson & Johnson

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Old Mutual

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