17th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference





Below are the data protection experts that will be presenting at the 17th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference 2018



Alison Deighton, TLT Solicitors

Alison Deighton

TLT Solicitors

Alison Deighton is Partner and Head of Data Protection & Privacy at TLT Solicitors. Alison advises a wide range of businesses and public sector clients on all aspects of information law. Alison has extensive experience advising clients on data protection compliance issues, including drafting privacy notices and policies, delivering training, advising on international data transfers, advising on marketing compliance issues, dealing with ICO investigations, conducting audits, managing data breach incidents and advising on data sharing arrangements.

Alison has significant experience advising organisations on GDPR implementation requirements, assisting with data mapping exercises, updating policies and procedures and drafting contractual clauses to comply with the new regime.

Alison also advises on freedom of information issues, including protecting information provided to public authorities, making freedom of information requests and the application of exemptions.

Alison wrote the ‘Enforcement’ chapter of Data Protection – a practical guide to UK and EU law (5th Edition, 2018).

Ashley Roughton

Ashley Roughton
Venner Shipley

Ashley Roughton is a barrister of 25 years call, specialising
in privacy, cyber security, distributed ledger systems (block
chain) and intellectual property. He is dual qualified in Ireland
and the UK. He is a regular contributor of practical articles to the Privacy & Data Protection journal and is a Member of the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection Examination Board.

Bridget Treacy, Hunton & Williams

Bridget Treacy

Managing Partner
Hunton & Williams

Bridget Treacy leads the UK Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Hunton & Williams.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of privacy, data protection, information governance and e-commerce issues for multinational companies across a broad range of industry sectors. Bridget's background in complex technology transactions (including wide-ranging experience of advising on sourcing agreements, strategic alliances and other collaborative arrangements with a technology focus) enable her to advise on the specific data protection and information governance issues that occur in a commercial context.  Bridget is the Editor of Privacy & Data Protection journal.

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.

Jenai wrote the ‘Accountability’ chapter of Data Protection – a practical guide to UK and EU law (5th Edition, 2018).

Leonie Power, Fieldfisher

Leonie Power


Leonie Power is a Director in Fieldfisher's top-ranked Privacy, Security & Information Law Group and a highly experienced privacy and data protection law specialist. Leonie qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2000 and provides strategic and practical advice on the full range of data protection and privacy issues affecting business operations. She has particular experience advising on privacy issues affecting new technologies and big data and other projects.  Leonie has advised on data protection issues across the retail, premiership football, telecommunications, construction, media and financial services sectors over a period of 15 years and has recently advised extensively on privacy issues arising in an ad tech context.  She has completed a number of successful secondments including for a major retail group and a global media brand. Leonie has extensive experience on data protection gap analyses and advises on global privacy compliance projects.

Liz Fitzsimons

Liz Fitzsimons
Eversheds Sutherland

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

Liz helps clients with all aspects of data protection, GDPR and e-privacy, freedom of information and compliance with environmental information regulations. Her work includes strategic advice on UK wide and multi-national data privacy, including assisting clients with audits, transfer and compliance programmes and development of supporting documents, such as privacy notices and policies. Liz has also worked closely with clients on key data sharing and shared service arrangements, in relation to mergers and acquisitions, and on critical data privacy issues when outsourcing.

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

Manish Soni, Macfarlanes

Alison Deighton

Senior Counsel

Manish Soni is Senior Counsel at Macfarlanes. He advises on data privacy and cybersecurity, although his practice extends to commercial technology law more generally.

Manish acts on an array of matters including, breach readiness and handling, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gap analyses, privacy clause contract formulation and review, privacy framework establishment and management, advice surrounding the interpretation of data subject rights. He also advises on privacy and technology aspects of corporate transactions, working closely with the firm’s corporate, financial services and private equity client base.

He is reading (part-time) for an advanced computer science MSc in cybersecurity at the University of Oxford.

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 wrote the ‘Marketing’ chapter of Data Protection – a practical guide to UK and EU law (5th Edition, 2018).

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

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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