19th annual Data Protection Compliance Conference



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19th Annual Data Protection Compliance
Conference (UK)


Speakers Presentations & Webinars available on-demand




We're pleased to be able to offer your organisation a series of on-demand video packages featuring the Speakers Presentations and Webinars from this year's highly acclaimed Data Protection Conference. Click here to find out more.


The Topics of each Webinar is as follows:


bridget-treacy-graphic-webAccountability and Data Protection: What Does the GDPR Require?

Bridget Treacy - Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Many organisations are grappling with how best to implement the GDPR’s accountability requirement. This webinar provides a practical approach to ensuring data protection accountability in your organisation. Delegates will:
  • learn what accountability is and how other organisations are implementing it
  • discover the practical benefits of formal accountability mechanisms
  • explore the ICO’s proposed ‘accountability toolkit’ and how it will be used


Peter GivenDirect Marketing: Common Issues and Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Peter Given - Legal Director, Womble Bond Dickinson

An effective direct marketing strategy is critical for most organisations. However, direct marketing is fraught with danger for the unwary and regulators have shown their willingness to punish non-compliance in this area. This webinar, which is based in real-life war stories and case studies, provides practical guidance on:
  • the legal requirements in relation to direct marketing, as well as the latest guidance from the ICO’s Direct Marketing Code 2020
  • common problems and issues faced by organisations in complying with these requirements, including adtech and using cookies
  • solutions and strategies to overcome these challenges


James ClarkData Subject Rights: Preparing Compliant Responses While Minimising Organisational Burden

James Clark - Senior Associate, DLA Piper

Whilst most data protection practitioners are now familiar with the range of rights offered to individuals under the GDPR, many organisations are still grappling with the operational question of how to respond to requests in a way which is compliant, but also as cost and time efficient as possible. This webinar arms attendees with the tools needed to maximise an effective approach to data subject rights handling, including:
  • how to clarify the scope and nature of a request
  • time limits
  • identity verification
  • conducting a search for personal data, including the benefits (and limits) of technology
  • interpreting and applying the relevant exemptions
  • what to include in a response

Dan WhiteheadRegulating the Robots: the Emergence of AI Regulation

Dan Whitehead - Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

As the EU’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence 2020 says, “Without data, there is no AI”. The development of AI in compliance with data protection law is thus essential in order to obviate regulatory problems further down the line. This webinar looks at key issues that organisations should be considering when starting to formulate AI solutions, both from a privacy perspective and wider regulatory context, including:

  • the requirements for fair processing and how AI might be impacted
  • adequate protection of personal data while using AI-enabled products and services
  • the impact of the EU’s impending regulation of AI


John Wilson - Records Management ConsultantRecords Management – Key Skills for Data Protection Professionals

John Wilson - Records Management Consultant

Records management practices intersect with data protection in myriad ways. But not all data protection professionals are familiar with records management techniques and practices. This webinar provides delegates with:
  • an understanding of basic records management terminology, standards and codes of practice
  • an introduction to records management 'tools of the trade' and how are they are used in organisations, including how to identify and capture records, how to organise records, records security and access controls, how to find stuff, and retention and disposal of records
  • insight into how to align the records management programme with the organisation’s data protection compliance goals
  • guidance on how to monitor compliance with records management standards to ensure that anticipated benefits are being delivered


Liz FitzsimonsInternet of Things and Smart Devices – Data Protection Challenges

Liz Fitzsimons - Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Products are increasingly smart and able to communicate, but manufacturers, suppliers and providers (as well as users) need to be aware of the complex privacy issues surrounding the use of such products and how to deal with them in this rapidly evolving space. This webinar considers:
  • who must comply?
  • when does product data become personal, and which laws apply?
  • key risks, including security, individual rights and how to manage them
  • unexpected issues, including new data, special category data, pseudonymisation and further processing
  • are you direct marketing, and can you do so?
  • how to deal with indirect suppliers and providers, as well as affected third parties



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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.”
Albert Chan
Greater London Authority