Key Points
  • Implementation - Challenges and Opportunities
  • The impact on competition and innovation
  • ePrivacy Reform
  • The Role of the Data Protection Officer
Guest of Honour

Christopher Docksey Director, European Data Protection Supervisor

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Overview
Taking place twelve months before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in across the EU, and in the context of recent high profile data breaches at Yahoo, Three and Tesco Bank, amongst others, this event will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss and debate the future for European data protection policy - including reform of the ePrivacy Directive - assess the challenges and opportunities for GDPR implementation and consider how UK data protection framework might evolve post-Brexit.

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Preparing for General Data Protection Regulation
Implementation, Best Practice and Enforcement

With 57% of businesses admitting to knowing ‘little’ or ‘nothing’ about GDPR, delegates will examine the key implementation and compliance challenges facing data controllers and processors across the UK. Attendees will consider the legal basis for collecting, processing and storing personal data under GDPR, analyse best-practice compliance procedures, the challenges and opportunities of elevating data protection to a board level concern (and ensuring senior management are aware of the organisations obligations) and consider emerging skills requirements, including the role of the Data Protection Officer.

Sessions will examine the role of Government, the Information Commissioner’s Office, and the European Data Protection Supervisor in supporting organisations, particularly start-up’s and SMEs, through the compliance process; assess the value of a GDPR public awareness campaign across key sectors; and consider the key enforcement challenges for regulators.

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The Impact on Innovation and Business Operations
Privacy by Design, Competitiveness and the Value of Data

Attendees will analyse how organisations are transitioning to Privacy by Design, the potential impact on business operations and consider how systems and procedures may need to be upgraded to improve security, consent and facilitate data portability and the right to be forgotten.

Discussion will also focus on the challenges and opportunities of balancing privacy rights with the commercial value of data, including the impact on innovation in IoT, M2M and marketing, as well as digital and online services, and the need to ensure that consumers are still able to benefit from online propositions such as targeted advertising, special offers and other services.

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A British Approach to Data Protection
The Challenges and Opportunities of Brexit

With the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport declaring that ‘it would be expected’ that the UK would enact GDPR delegates will consider to what extent there is still uncertainty regarding the future UK data protection framework; the role of Government and the ICO in clarifying the current and future data protection obligations of UK businesses; and the options for amending GDPR post-Brexit to create a bespoke UK data protection framework.

Discussions will also focus on the impact on cross-border data sharing and options for ensuring the UK’s post-Brexit data protection regulatory framework is deemed ‘equivalent’ or ‘adequate’ by European regulators.


Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Refreshments

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

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Nick Stringer Public Policy Consultant

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09:05 - 09:35
EU GDPR - Implementation Challenges

 
What are the key issues for organisations moving towards GDPR compliance and how does the UK compare to other EU states in terms of GDPR preparedness?



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Christopher Docksey Director, European Data Protection Supervisor

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09:35 - 10:25
Preparing for General Data Protection Regulation: Implementation, Best Practice and Enforcement

 
With 57% of businesses admitting to knowing ‘little’ or ‘nothing’ about GDPR, what are the key implementation and compliance challenges facing organisations in the UK?
How can Chief Information Officers, Data Protection Officers, and other key staff, ensure that data protection is a priority for senior management and what are the challenges of getting senior-management buy-in for overhauling data protection compliance procedures?
In what ways are organisations ensuring all staff are fully aware of their responsibilities in relation to data protection and what best practice examples are there of organisations engaging all departments in the GDPR implementation process?
What are the emerging skills requirements in data protection, and in particular, how are organisations approaching the role of Data Protection Officer?
How are organisations of different scale managing the financial and operational implications of GDPR compliance and what are the particular challenges facing SMEs? What role should Government, the Information Commissioner’s Officer, and the European Data Protection Supervisor play in supporting organisations, particularly start-up’s and SMEs, through the compliance process, and what would be the value of a GDPR public awareness campaign in the run-up May 2018?
As new processes and procedures are introduced to facilitate anonymization, data portability, breach notification, and other compliance measures what are the implications for enterprise IT and legacy IT systems?

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Philip James Partner, Sheridans

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Steve Wright Group Data Privacy & Information Security Officer, John Lewis Partnership

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10:25 - 10:50
Refreshment and Networking Break

 

10:50 - 11:50
The Impact on Innovation and Business Operations: Privacy by Design, Competitiveness and the Value of Data

 
What are the challenges and opportunities of balancing privacy rights with the commercial value of data?
How are organisations utilising data protection compliance as a competitive advantage? In what ways will GDPR impact on the ability of organisations to innovate and develop new services, particularly those using personal data?
As organisations move to more secure systems and complex login processes, what are the options for ensuring consumers are still able to benefit from data driven propositions such as targeted advertising and special offers?

With GDPR stating that the processing of personal data for children below 16 requires parental consent, what are the implications for children’s content providers and social media platforms?

Speakers

Sue Daley Head of Programme Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI, techUK

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Chris Combemale Chief Executive, Direct Marketing Association

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Jo Blazey Privacy Officer & Counsel, Vodafone

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11:50 - 12:20
Priorities for UK Data Protection Policy: Next Steps for the UK Data Protection Framework

 

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Jonathan Bamford Head of Parliament and Government Affairs, ICO

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12:20 - 12:55
A British Approach to Data Protection: The Challenges and Opportunities of Brexit

 
To what extent is there still uncertainty regarding the UK’s future data protection framework?
What are the options for a transitional agreement on data protection between the UK and EU?
What impact will ePrivacy reform have on the UK's post-Brexit data protection framework?
What role should Government and the Information Commissioner play in clarifying current and future data protection obligations for UK organisations?
What are the options for amending GDPR post-Brexit to create a bespoke UK data protection framework?
How will Brexit impact cross-border data transfers and what are is the latest thinking on ensuring the UK’s post-Brexit regulatory framework is deemed ‘equivalent’ or ‘adequate’ by European regulators?

Speakers

Jack Bedell-Pearce Managing Director, 4D Data Centre & Manager of techUK Data Centre Council

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Camilla Graham Wood Legal Officer, Privacy International

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Dr Niovi Vavoula Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Queen Mary, University of London - School of Law

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Comments

 

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Nick Stringer Public Policy Consultant

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End

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Jonathan Bamford Head of Parliament and Government Affairs, ICO

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Jack Bedell-Pearce Managing Director, 4D Data Centre & Manager of techUK Data Centre Council

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Jo Blazey Privacy Officer & Counsel, Vodafone

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Chris Combemale Chief Executive, Direct Marketing Association

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Sue Daley Head of Programme Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI, techUK

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Christopher Docksey Director, European Data Protection Supervisor

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Camilla Graham Wood Legal Officer, Privacy International

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Philip James Partner, Sheridans

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Nick Stringer Public Policy Consultant

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Dr Niovi Vavoula Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Queen Mary, University of London - School of Law

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Steve Wright Group Data Privacy & Information Security Officer, John Lewis Partnership

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Venue details

One Birdcage Walk 1 Birdcage Walk Westminster London SW1H 9JJ

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