16th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference


12th & 13th October 2017 - London, UK


This year’s conference is dedicated to the GDPR and will offer expert guidance and practical advice on what organisations should be doing now in preparation for 2018.

Attend this highly popular two-day annual conference to hear the latest developments from Industry Experts and to take part in interactive Workshops.




 Conference Chair:

 Bridget Treacy - Partner, Hunton & Williams



This Conference provides plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion, as well as networking with other Information and Compliance professionals and advisers. There is a 3-course sit-down lunch on both days, as well as a wine and canapés reception at the end of the first day.


Conference Programme


Day 1 - Speakers Presentations

(Thursday, 12th October 2017)


The first day features Expert Speakers on 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. For a full description of each Presentation, view the Speakers Presentations Page


What Will Happen to the UK DPA after May 2018?

Rosemary Jay, Partner - Hunton & Williams


Privacy Shield and Data Exports in the Trump Era

Eduardo Ustaran - Partner, Hogan Lovells


Consent, Innovative Permissions and Legitimate Interests

Robert Bond, Partner - Bristows


The What, When and How of Pseudonymisation

Dyann Heward-Mills, Partner - Baker McKenzie


Profiling, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence – Halting the Rise of the Machines?

Estelle Dehon, Barrister - Cornerstone Barristers


Expert Panel on Preparing for the GDPR

Ellis Parry, Global Lead Data Privacy - BP
Susan Bingham, Data Protection Counsel - Bloomberg
Daniel Gibson, Compliance Officer -Triumph Motorcycles
Robert Clifford, Head of Data Centre - Home Office  
Alan Martin, Information Compliance Officer - University of Kent


For a full description of each Presentation, view the Speakers Presentations Page


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Wine &  Canapes Reception sponsored by Hunton & Williams


Day 2 - The Workshops

(Friday, 13th October 2017)


On the second day, delegates can choose up to two Workshops that explore topics in-depth. In the Workshops delegates will have the opportunity to work through real-life scenarios.

For a detailed description of each Workshop, view the Workshops

Morning (select one of four):


A.  Preparing for Compulsory Breach Notifications

B.  Data Protection Impact Assessments - New Requirements and Methodology

C.  Personal Data - Preparing Organisations for the New Definition

D.  Updated Rights and Their Implications for Organisations


Afternoon (select one of four):


E.  Compulsory Documentation - What must be in place before May 2018?

F.  Creating a GDPR Compliance Programme

G.  The New Role of DPOs

H.  Handling Outsourcing and Data Processing Arrangements in the New Era


For a full description of each Workshop, view the Workshops






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Conference Venue


Grange Tower Bridge Hotel (5 star)

45 Prescott Street


E1 8GP


View Venue website



Grange City Hotel London



Fees for the Conference

Whole Conference (Speakers’ Presentations Day plus two Workshops)
£ 1,095 plus VAT
Speakers’ Presentations Day plus one Workshop
£ 945 plus VAT
Speakers’ Presentations Day only
£ 795 plus VAT
Two Workshops only
£ 745 plus VAT
One Workshop only
£ 545 plus VAT

  • Additional delegates: 10% discount for second and 15% discount for third and subsequent delegates booked at the same time from the same organisation. Discounts will be applied to the delegate/s with the least expensive booking.
  • For additional information on fees, please visit our Terms and Conditions or FAQs.


CPD Points

The Conference is accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council with 12 CPD Points. The Speakers' Presentations Day is accredited with 6 hours CPD Points, and each Workshop is accredited with 3 hours CPD Points. 


Additional Information

  • The Speakers' Presentations Day and the Workshops may be booked together or in any combination
  • Delegates will receive a copy of the materials for the sessions that they attend
  • Desks for writing for every delegate on both days of the event
  • A 3-course seated networking lunch is provided for delegates on both days of the Conference


Who should attend the Data Protection Compliance Conference

Data Protection Officers, Privacy Officers, Information Officers, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, IT Directors, Information Security Officers, Records Managers, Company Secretaries, Information Lawyers, Information Law Advisers, Consultants, Public and Private Sector Lawyers, Finance Directors, Human Resources Officers, Employment Lawyers, Office Managers, Procurement Officers, Archivists, Researchers, Freedom of Information Officers, and more...


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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

“Very informative and well executed conference”
Claire Robson
Kent & Medway NHS Trust

“The hotel facilities were excellent”
Andrew Dyke
Operation Mobilisation

“This is a ‘must attend’ conference for anyone working in data protection compliance due to the quality of the information presented”
Stephanie Allen
Shop Direct Group

“Very enjoyable day! Well worth attendance. Very good speakers.”
Sarah Rudge

“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

“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

“Venue and conference organisation was once again excellent”
Chris Roddie
Carillion plc

“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

“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