Today’s global change, tomorrow’s action item

In today’s data protection environment, the line between global and local is blurry—when it exists at all. Learn to adapt and thrive in this era of global change at the IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019.

The Intensive’s traditional emphasis on operations will be even stronger in 2019. Workshops and breakout sessions will focus on building fundamentally sound data protection systems that can react to change. You will find skills and knowledge on topics ranging from data breach response to operationalising new regulations. During evening general sessions, speakers will put broad issues that affect data protection into perspective. And as always, networking events will offer opportunities to connect with other U.K. data protection professionals.

The GDPR and U.K. Data Protection Act are in full force. New laws like the California Consumer Privacy Law and India’s Personal Data Protection Bill are on the horizon. Brexit looms over the U.K. data protection community. Come to the Intensive and find direction.

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Keynote Speakers


Simon McDougall

Executive Director, Technology, Policy and Innovation, UK Information Commissioner’s Office


Fresh from running Promontory’s data protection consulting practice, McDougall brings that operational perspective to the ICO’s new focus on understanding technological innovation.

Breakout Sessions that Dissect the Issues

Innovative Regulatory Oversight: An Oxymoron?

Innovating with new applications of personal data routinely leads the innovator into regulatory barriers. Regulators say they’re protecting the public. Developers say they’re stifling progress. This session will explore how creative approaches like regulatory ‘sandboxes’ can balance the public’s needs for data protection on the one hand and economic development on the other.

Thames Water: 200-Year Tech Startup and World’s Biggest Smart Meter Deployment

Smart meters are vital to badly needed water conservation efforts in a sprawling UK district that includes the city of London. The world’s largest smart water meter project is happening under a government exemption from data protection consent rules. The public fears the data-collecting meters will erode privacy. Hear how the Thames Water Utilities Ltd. is managing data protection for this vital conservation project.

How to Build a Defensible Position Under the GDPR

It’s inevitable that most organisations will eventually face some kind of GDPR enforcement action. Unable to completely avoid it, the best response is to build a strong position from which to defend data use practices. This session will outline five key components based on the GDPR that organisations should focus on to create a defensible position.

Grow Your Network

Connect with fellow data protection professionals at networking events throughout the Intensive. Start each day with a networking breakfast, then take late-morning and mid-afternoon networking breaks to expand your network in the data protection world.

Conference Venue

The Intensive returns to etc.venues St. Paul’s in central London. This state-of-the-art building is situated near St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Barbican, and the Museum of London.

etc.venues St. Paul’s
200 Aldersgate St.
London EC1A 4HD

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