16th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference


12th & 13th October 2017 - London, UK





Below are the data protection experts that will be presenting at the 16th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference 2017.



Alan Martin, University of Kent

Alan Martin
Information Compliance

University of Kent
Alan Martin is the lead for information compliance at the University of Kent and previously at Thanet District Council. Working in information governance since 2005, he has gained extensive experience in dealing with the challenges presented by the complex legislative environment. This includes creating policy and strategy, conducting information audits, managing information requests and preparing the University for the GDPR. Alan gained the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection in 2016 and is a long-term member of the Information and Records Management Society.

Damien Welfare - Barrister - Cornerstone Barristers

Damien Welfare 
Cornerstone Barristers

Damien Welfare came to the Bar in 2001 after a career in Local Government. He specialises in freedom of information, data protection and the Environmental Information Regulations. He appears in the Information Tribunal, advises on all aspects of information law, and speaks and writes regularly on information law matters.

Damien is a member of the Editorial Board of Privacy & Data Protection Journal, and is a Member of the Examination Board for the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


Daniel Gibson
Data Protection
Compliance Officer
Triumph Motorcycles

Daniel Gibson is the Data Protection Compliance Officer for Triumph Motorcycles, responsible for the implementation of a GDPR framework and the procedures required to ensure compliance. Daniel has experience of working in 3 different sectors having previously worked in a data governance role for a mental health charity and as an engineering officer in the Royal Air Force for 7 years, including an information management role. His previous experience has provided him with a unique perspective and understanding of Data Protection and the implementation of it.


David Dumont - Hunton & Williams

David Dumont

Hunton & Williams

David Dumont is an associate in the firm’s European data protection and privacy practice. He advises multinational clients on a range of EU data protection and privacy issues, including employee privacy issues (e.g., CCTV, whistleblowing hotlines and employee monitoring), pharmaceutical and medical privacy, international data transfer strategies and other data protection compliance issues.

Dyann Heward Mills, Baker Mckenzie

Dyann Heward-Mills
Baker McKenzie
Dyann Heward-Millsis a UK-qualified barrister and head of the Data Protection and Cyber Security Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's London office. Prior to joining the Firm, Dyann acted as senior privacy counsel to GE Capital, where she provided global support and advice on matters pertaining to privacy and data protection. Dyann is a non-executive board member for a technology start-up business that has developed an innovative data analytics tool to track and monitor the performance of recruitment activities. She is active in the Firm's BakerWomen, BakerEthnicity and BakerOpportunity initiatives and spearheads the Firm's CyberReady Girls' initiative which aims to encourage more females into coding and wider tech roles. Dyann also supports School-Aid, a charity that promotes the advancement of education in disadvantaged schools and communities in Africa.

Dyann's main areas of focus include cyber security, binding corporate rules (BCRs), international data transfers, data breach, data protection audits, compliance frameworks, information governance and cloud computing. Other areas of focus include regulatory approvals, employee privacy, as well as technology roll-outs, direct marketing and Big Data initiatives.

Eduardo-Ustaran Field Fisher Waterhouse
Eduardo Ustaran
Hogan Lovells

Eduardo Ustaran is a Partner at Hogan Lovells and an internationally recognised expert in privacy & data protection.

Eduardo advises international clients, including leading FTSE 100 companies, on the adoption of global data protection compliance strategies.

Eduardo wrote the data exports chapter of the Law Society’s Data Protection Handbook and is co-author of the book E-Privacy and Online Data Protection.

He is a regular contributor of articles to Privacy & Data Protection.


Ellis Parry
Global Lead -
Data Privacy


Ellis Parry started his career as a solicitor in private practice, after gaining his MBA, before joining AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals in 2001 as a specialist IT lawyer. Parry became AstraZeneca's Global Privacy Officer in 2005, leaving to join BP as its Global Lead for Data Privacy in 2010. At BP Parry is responsible for devising and implementing BP's global approach to personal information handling, including the maintenance of BP's Binding Corporate Rules. Parry spoke in 2015 on the topics of the compliance challenges posed by matrixed international businesses, the impact of the GDPR including mandatory data protection impact assessments and the private sector’s view of the Freedom of Information Act and is the subject of a Leading Practices Profile by the Association of Corporate Counsel.


is a barrister at 11KBW, specialising in freedom of information, data protection and environmental information. He is ranked as a ‘band 1’ junior by Chambers & Partners, and edits the Information Law Reports. Robin is Editor of Freedom of Information Handbook (Law Society Publishing) and in recent years, he has appeared in more information rights cases than any other counsel – examples include Edem (on personal data), APPGER (on security services and ‘extraordinary rendition) and Lend Lease (on property developer’s viability information).

Estelle Dehon

Estelle Dehon
Cornerstone Barristers

Estelle Dehon is a public law barrister practising at Cornerstone Barristers. She works across a wide range of areas (including information law, community care, and planning and environmental law), and is a member of the Attorney-General’s C Panel. Estelle’s information law practice entails providing advice and advocacy in matters concerning freedom of information, data protection and environmental information. She has experience of appearing before the First-Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) and experience of pursuing and resisting damages claims in the High Court alleging breaches of the Data Protection Act.
Estelle is a contributor to Coppel’s Information Rights (4th edn), having co-authored the chapter on “The Influence of the European Convention on Human Rights”.

Heledd Lloyd Jones, Bird & Bird

Heledd Lloyd-Jones
Bird & Bird

Heledd Lloyd-Jones is an associate at Bird & Bird in the Privacy and Data Protection Group. Heledd has particular expertise in the management of complex information requests, having acted for clients both in the courts and in the Information Tribunal in connection with disputed requests. She also provides non-contentious advice on general data protection compliance, data security breach management, international data transfers and contractual matters. She has a special interest in data protection challenges arising in the fields of healthcare provision, health regulation and life sciences.

Jenai Nissim

Jenai Nissim
Legal Director
TLT Solicitors
Jenai Nissim is Legal Director at TLT Solicitors. She has extensive experience advising UK and US businesses on European privacy requirements, negotiating multi-national data transfer agreements, handing breach notifications and investigations and undertaking data protection audits.


Most recently Jenai has been instrumental in establishing and leading an enterprise wide compliance project and gap analysis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), identifying key changes and impacts to business processes and procedures.

Jenai holds the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.

Liz Fitzsimons, Eversheds

Liz Fitzsimons

Liz Fitzsimons is Partner at Eversheds specialising in data protection and freedom of information and EIR.

She works for a wide range of clients, both public and private sector, including in the education, health, transport, energy and government arenas. Liz has experience in helping clients with complex and sensitive information requests, internal appeals, defending complaints to the ICO and working on appeals in the Information Tribunal. She has advised on publication schemes, FOI planning and strategy, contractual provisions and negotiations, confidentiality arrangements and related data rooms, policies and procedures, including transparency agreements and policies.

Liz is also a Member of the Examination Board for the Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information.

Nathali Moreno

Dr. Nathalie Moreno
Lewis Silkin

Nathalie Moreno is a highly experienced commercial technology lawyer specialising in advising technology-enabled businesses, whether multinational clients or start-ups on IT transactions, commercial agreements and privacy in EMEA and globally. Nathalie advises multinational clients on UK, French and EU data protection, privacy and cyber security issues including on UK and multi-jurisdictional compliance programmes and audit projects.

Peter Given, Bond Dickinson

Peter Given
Managing Associate
Bond Dickinson

Peter Given is a Managing Associate specialising in data protection and privacy law. He advises clients on a wide range of data protection matters in a variety of contexts, including in relation to general data protection compliance, data processing and outsourcing arrangements, direct marketing, data subject access requests and cross-border transfers of data. In addition to data protection and privacy matters, Peter also advises on general commercial law including in relation to outsourcing, information technology, e-commerce and intellectual property matters.

Peter has previously undertaken secondments to a global US-based financial institution and a major European pharmaceutical organisation. In both secondments Peter supported the internal legal teams on a variety of matters and projects, including those relating to data protection and privacy. He also spent time as a Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Jackson, assisting him with his review of the costs of civil litigation in England and Wales.

Peter regularly contributes articles to academic and trade publications. He has authored articles which have been published in Privacy and Data Protection Journal.

Robert Bond, Bristows

Robert Bond
Robert Bond is a Partner at Bristows. He has specialised in technology law for over 37 years and is also a well recognised expert and author in the legal fields of TMT, ecommerce, data protection and cyber security. He is a member of Tech UK Big Data and Analytics Council and the United Nations Privacy Advisory Group, is on the advisory Board of the Data Protection Academy of Malaysia, and is an Ambassador for Privacy by Design. He is named in the National Law Journal's list of 50 Governance Risk & Compliance Trailblazers, listed in the top 10 in “the Who’s Who of Information Technology Lawyers 2014” and also in "Best Lawyers in UK 2016”. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Robert Clifford, Home Office

Robert Clifford
Head of Data
Home Office

Robert Clifford is Head of Data in the Home Office, part of the department’s Digital, Data and Technology command. He has 14 years experience in the fields of information rights and data protection policy advising on sensitive and high profile public policy and privacy matters. Robert is currently dividing his time between leading work to drive digital transformation in government’s approach to data sharing, whilst working with legislative teams on the law enforcement data directive and implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation. In recent times Robert was instrumental in establishment of Home Office data analytics capabilities and has provided consultancy and support on big data, ethics and algorithmic accountability since 2013, defining and building the governance, compliance and regulatory mechanisms now in operation.

Rosemary Jay

Rosemary Jay
Senior Consultant

Hunton & Williams

Rosemary Jay is a Senior Consultant Attorney in Hunton & Williams Global Privacy Practice. She advises clients on privacy, data protection, human rights, access to information and related information law issues. She has worked in the area of information law since 1987. Rosemary joined Hunton & Williams in 2011 having previously been a Partner and Head of the Information Law group at Pinsent Masons. Prior to that she worked in the public sector, including 12 years spent at the office of the Data Protection Registrar where she headed the Legal Department.

Rosemary speaks and writes widely on data protection and access to information, both nationally and internationally.

Steve Wood, ICO

Steve Wood
Deputy Commissioner
of Policy

Steve Wood is Deputy Commissioner (Policy). He took up his role in June 2017 and has worked at the ICO since 2007. He is responsible for leading the work of the Policy Directorate, ensuring delivery of ICO strategic goals through stakeholder liaison, guidance, research, international activity and technology policy. His previous ICO roles have included Head of International Strategy and Intelligence, Head of Policy Delivery and Assistant Commissioner for FOI policy. Before joining the ICO Steve was a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at Liverpool John Moores University.


Susan Bingham
Data Protection Counsel

Susan Bingham is Data Protection Counsel at Bloomberg having previously overseen privacy and data protection at The Walt Disney Company Limited in EMEA. Susan has also worked as data protection counsel at GE Capital Bank.

Since qualifying as a lawyer in 1991 her interest, both in private practice and in-house, has been primarily in cross-border law with a focus on finding data protection or finance solutions to enable businesses to offer their services and products to a multinational customer.

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Johnson & Johnson

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Old Mutual

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Kent & Medway NHS Trust

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Operation Mobilisation

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Shop Direct Group

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Registers of Scotland

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British Council

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British Arab Commercial Bank

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British Airways

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Royal Air Force

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Carillion plc

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National Trust for Scotland

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Department of Finance and Personnel

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Virgin Media

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Eli Lilly and Co.

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Lisburn City Council

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South Wales Fire & Rescue

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Glasgow Housing Association

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British Library

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Greater London Authority