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Data Protection Conference

Central London / Virtual




John Edwards
UK Information Commissioner
Information Commissioner's Office



In-Person Conference placeSpeakers Presentations - 6th October 2022


On the first day, the conference hosts a line-up of Expert Speakers LIVE from Central London. Whether delegates choose to attend In-Person or Virtually, there are opportunities to ask questions to the Speakers throughout the day.



Day 1 - Speakers Presentations (In-Person & Virtual)



John Edwards - UK Information Commissioner



John Edwards

UK Information Commissioner






Bridget Treacy


Conference Chair

Bridget Treacy






Glen Hymers New Data Protection Law in the UK - What the Changes Mean for Your Organisation

Glen Hymers - Head of Data Privacy,
UK Cabinet Office


The UK government has outlined plans for several changes to UK data protection law. In this session, the Head of Data Privacy at the UK Government Cabinet Office provides delegates with practical insights into the ways in which their job descriptions and activities are likely to change as a result of the UK’s upcoming divergence from EU law.



Vicki Bowles Monitoring Employee Health post-Covid

Vicki Bowles - Barrister, VWV


Employers have an ongoing responsibility to ensure the health and safety of those within the workplace, and health and vaccination data can be an important tool in that process. This session examines the reasons why you might want to collect (or not collect) this information, and what you need to do in order to ensure that its collection and use is compliant with the law and ICO guidance.



Peter Given Personal Data Breach Management and Response: Where Are We Now?

Peter Given - Associate Partner, EY Law


Cyber-attacks and data breaches can have significant adverse consequences for an organisation. The level of breach preparedness will have a material bearing on the extent of the impact of an attack or breach. This session explores the latest trends and themes in cyber-attacks and data breaches, as well as the latest regulatory guidance and enforcement action, to identify what this means when preparing for, and responding to, personal data breaches.



Jon Baines The Cookie Monster: are Banners the Solution or Part of the Problem?

Jon Baines - Senior Data Protection Specialist,
Mishcon de Reya LLP


The UK government has described cookie banners as "frustrating boxes". But what are the banners really all about, and what are the legal requirements underlying them? Will the data reform programme change things? This talk looks at why such banners emerged in the first place, how to comply with the law and the consequences of not doing so.



Ellis ParryTransparency Notices and the WhatsApp Decision - Back to the Future?

Ellis Parry - Privacy Consultant


After WhatsApp was fined under the GDPR for failure to comply with its transparency obligations, we were provided with an insight into how supervisory authorities expect controllers to approach their data protection notices. In many ways it highlighted the importance of following the Article 29 Working Party transparency guidelines that were issued in the run up to the GDPR coming into force, which had generally been regarded by controllers as unwieldy and commercially impractical. This talk examines the implications of the decision and provides practical tips for updating notices..



Eduardo Ustaran EU Digital Strategy - What You Really Need to Know

Eduardo Ustaran - Partner, Hogan Lovells


A legislative whirlwind is taking place in Europe as part of the its ambitions to make the most of the digital economy. At least seven new laws are in the pipeline and all of them have data protection implications. This session ensures that you are well equipped to understand the changes and their effect on your organisation, and possibly your job.



Gita Shivarattan Data Protection Due Diligence in the Digital Economy

Gita Shivarattan - Partner & Head of Data Protection, EY


Many organisations are using mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to support digital transformation and to acquire data assets or technologies that process personal data. However, buyers are often not aware of how to frame the potential data protection risk exposure as part of due diligence exercises. This session provides practical insights into scoping data protection due diligence reviews, how to communicate the privacy risks identified in M&A transactions and how to address them.




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