16th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference


12th & 13th October 2017 - London, UK


Speakers Presentations (Day 1 - Thursday, 12th October 2017)


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On the first day, delegates hear from leading experts on data protection as they explore the implications of the GDPR and examine the steps organisations should be taking now in preparation for 2018.


Rosemary Jay

 Conference Chair:

 Rosemary Jay - 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. The Speakers Presentations Day is accredited by the Law Society with 6 CPD Points.


Speaker Programme



Steve Woods, ICOKeynote Address

Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy), ICO







Rosemary Jay

What Will Happen to the UK DPA after May 2018?

Rosemary Jay, Senior Consultant Attorney - Hunton & Williams

We know that the General Data Protection Regulation will apply in the UK from 25th May 2018. And we know that the European Data Protection Directive will no longer apply. But will any aspects of the UK Data Protection Act continue to be relevant? If so, which provisions? And for how long? In this talk, Rosemary Jay, Author of Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation, answers these questions, and provides practical advice on what organisations should be doing now to prepare for the UK’s transition.




Eduardo Ustaran, Hogan Lovells

Privacy Shield and Data Exports in the Trump Era

Eduardo Ustaran - Partner, Hogan Lovells

The Trump Administration’s attitude to international obligations seems obscure and confusing. And the UK’s position after Brexit is unclear. What is the US Administration’s likely position on the Privacy Shield and how will it affect data exports from Europe? Will Europe regard UK law after Brexit as ‘adequate’ to ensure the continued smooth flow of data to and from other European countries? This talk considers the answers to these questions and provides practical advice on what can organisations do to protect themselves both now and after 25th May 2018.



Robert Bond, Bristows

Consent, Innovative Permissions and Legitimate Interests

Robert Bond, Partner - Bristows

As consumers and citizens become more aware of their rights as data subjects, organisations will need to be more innovative in their consent and permissions practices. Whilst consent is a core focus of the GDPR we must remember that other mechanisms can legitimise data processing. This talk examines the concepts of explicit consent, transparency and legitimate interests under the GDPR, and gives practical examples of how to use these mechanisms in the new era. 


Dyann Heward MillsThe What, When and How of Pseudonymisation

Dyann Heward-Mills, Partner - Baker McKenzie

Under the GDPR, pseudonymisation is expressly recognised for the first time as a measure of information security. However, the GDPR is not prescriptive on when and how personal data should be pseudonymised. This talk considers the answers to these questions and focuses on the practical and legal implications of pseudonymisation including associated challenges, advantages and risks.



Estelle Dehon, Cornerstone BarristersProfiling, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence – Halting the Rise of the Machines?

Estelle Dehon, Barrister - Cornerstone Barristers

The work of algorithms in assessing information about individuals or groups and predicting their characteristics, behaviour patterns, interests and abilities is becoming pervasive. It also produces powerful outcomes – data analytics was said to be a determining factor in the Brexit decision. Often people are unaware profiling is happening and have no understanding of how their personal data are being used. This talk considers the GDPR’s attempt to mitigate the risks that profiling can pose and asks whether it is actually possible to regulate the rise of the machines.





Expert Panel on Preparing for the GDPR


Invaluable insights into steps being taken by prominent organisations to prepare for the GDPR


The Heads of Data Protection from Bloomberg, Triumph Motorcycles, Kent University, BP and the Home Office discuss key practical changes they are making in their organisations to prepare for May 2018. After the Panel Session, hosted by Bridget Treacy, they will take questions from the audience. Delegates can submit questions for the Panel ahead of the event and/or ask questions on the day.   

Alan Martin Daniel Gibson Ellis Parry Robert Clifford Susan Bingham
Alan Martin,
Information Compliance Officer, University of Kent
Daniel Gibson,
Compliance Officer, Triumph Motorcycles
Ellis Parry,
Global Lead Data Privacy, BP

Robert Clifford,
Head of Data Centre,
Home Office

Susan Bingham,
Data Protection Counsel, Bloomberg



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 Wine & Canapes reception sponsored by Hunton & Williams



Timings for the Speakers' Presentations Day

Registration: 9.00am
Conference starts: 9.30am
Conference ends: 5.00pm

Wine & Canapés Reception:






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