Taking place two months before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the EU, and following the publication of the Government draft Data Protection Bill, which aims to ensure the UK data protection framework is fit for purpose in the digital age, this event will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders to discuss and debate the latest developments in data protection and privacy, assess the challenges and opportunities for GDPR compliance and consider next steps for UK data protection law post-Brexit.

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 including, the legal basis for collecting, processing and storing personal data under GDPR, best-practice compliance procedures, the challenges and opportunities of elevating data protection to a board level concern consider emerging skills requirements, including the role of the Data Protection Officer.

Attendees will analyse how organisations are ensuring compliance with the new regulatory framework, gain insight into the proposals in the Data Protection Bill, including where it differs with European law, and discuss the latest developments in reform of the E-Privacy Directive.

Discussion will also focus on the challenges and opportunities of balancing privacy rights with the commercial value of data, including the impact on technological innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things. Time will also be allocated to considering how the evolving data protection and privacy framework will impact digital and online services, and the need to ensure that consumers, especially those that are less tech-savvy, can still benefit from online propositions such as targeted advertising, special offers and personalised services.

Finally there will be an opportunity to contemplate how organisations can engage with consumers and service users about privacy and data protection issues, building trust around data security issues and leveraging data protection and privacy as a competitive advantage.


08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee and Networking


09:00 - 09:05
Opening Remarks


09:05 - 09:35
GDPR Compliance: Best Practice


09:35 - 10:05
Analysing the UK Data Protection Bill



Chris Pounder Director, Amberhawk Training

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10:05 - 10:35
Priorities for UK Data Protection Policy


10:35 - 10:40
Closing Remarks


10:40 - 10:10
Networking and Refreshment Break


11:10 - 11:15
Opening Remarks


11:15 - 12:15
GDPR Compliance, Innovation and the Value of Data

Challenges and opportunities of balancing emerging innovations in AI, machine learning and other technologies with privacy and consumers expectations about how their data is collected, processed and used
Best practice data breech and reporting procedures
How are organisations balancing the commercial value of data with their regulatory and legal obligations?
Balancing data protection and privacy with the ability to offer consumers targeted propositions and personalised content?
Best practice in developing new systems and processes to ensure GDPR compliance
Specific requirements for SME’s and start-up’s in ensuring compliance
As new processes and procedures are introduced to facilitate anonymization, data portability, breech notification, and other compliance measures what are the implications for enterprise IT and legacy IT systems?
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?

12:15 - 12:55
Next Steps for Data Protection, Privacy and Trust in the UK

What best practice examples are available of organisations which have engaged consumers and users about data protection and security and to what extent are users aware of their rights in regard to personal data?
How are organisations building trust with their customers around data, privacy and security?
As privacy and security concerns grow and more complex login and verification systems are introduced, how can organisations ensure that the less tech-savvy are not adversely impacted?
How are organisations using privacy and trust as a competitive advantage?
What are the emerging options for giving consumers greater control over how their data is shared, accessed and used?
How are organisations engaging staff about their data protection and cyber security responsibilities and what are the specific challenges and opportunities of raising data protection and privacy to a company wide concern, rather than just an issue for IT?
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 implementing rigorous data protection and privacy procedures?
What are the Post-Brexit challenges and opportunities for the UK’s data protection and privacy framework and how might this evolve post-Brexit?
How can the UK ensure close regulatory cooperation with Europe on data protection and privacy issues in order to avoid regulatory divergence and any impact on data flows?
How might reform of the E-Privacy Directive impact UK data protection and data processors?

12:55 - 13:00
Closing Remarks




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Central London

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