The IAPP is actively monitoring the COVID-19 and related travel and health advisories. At this time, DPI: UK 2023 is proceeding as planned.

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We received dozens of excellent speaking proposals for IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2023. Check back here in early October to see the full programme of breakout sessions, keynote speakers, networking events and more.

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2022 Highlights

Walking the Fine Line of Change

IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2022 was marked by deep discussions on issues pivotal to the post-Brexit U.K. International data transfers and the risks of changing the U.K. GDPR were popular topics, as were operational and governance issues, adtech’s evolution, ransomware attacks, and the global influence of the U.K. Children’s Code.

In his first public speech as ICO commissioner, John Edwards impressed the crowd with a frank, thoughtful, humor-tinged address. He was among a deep lineup of keynote speakers that included behavioural scientist Pragya Agarwal, economist Daniel Susskind, IAPP Chief Knowledge Officer Caitlin Fennessey, and top U.K. data protection attorneys Ruth Boardman, James Snook, and Eduardo Ustaran, inaugural members of the U.K.’s International Data Transfers Expert Council.

See highlights (below) of the social media discussion DPI: UK sparked.

The Social Media Discussion

Intensive Impressions

Keynote Speakers

Pragya Agarwal

Behavioural & Data Scientist and award-winning Author of 'Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias'

Agarwal discussed her work uncovering the root causes and subsequent effects of bias, we can adjust and counter the problems bias creates.

John Edwards

Information Commissioner, U.K. Information Commissioner's Office

In his first external address at his new post, Commissioner John Edwards laid out his vision for the next phase of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Daniel Susskind


Daniel Susskind explores the impact of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, on work and society. He gave a thought-provoking speech drawing in part on his book, ‘A World Without Work’, delivering a message of optimism regarding the prosperity progress can bring, while cautioning that distributing this prosperity will be one of society’s biggest challenges in the near future.

Keynote Panel

Moderator: Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US

Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer, IAPP


Ruth Boardman

Partner, Co-head, International Data Protection Practice, Bird & Bird

James Snook

Director, Data Policy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E

Partner, Hogan Lovells


The U.K. is exploring new approaches to promote and secure cross-border data flows. Inaugural members of the U.K.’s International Data Transfers Expert Council discussed the growing challenges in this arena and opportunities for businesses and policymakers.

Breakout Sessions Focused on Operational Realities
and International Perspective

Ransomware — How to Survive an Attack

This session was a primer on responding of if the worst happens. Experts discussed the evolution of ransomware and the latest trends, particularly amid the increasing use of emerging technologies and new hybrid working environments arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offered advice on response coordination, internal and external communications, investigations by law enforcement authorities and regulators, reporting obligations, civil remedies, and the crucial post-incident ‘wash-up’.

Privacy Governance and Accountability: Enough Theory, How Do You Actually Do It?

This was a practical session about the ‘how’ of privacy governance and accountability: implementation, benchmarking, exploring different approaches. Delegates heard what worked and what did not from those who have done it, from startup to multinational.

Understanding and Managing Risk in an Increasingly Risky World

Privacy offices face increased pressure to solve ever-more complex compliance issues faster yet with decreasing budgets. What steps can their companies take to account for preventable and strategic risks, but also risks outside their control? Drawing from change and risk management research, panellists shared lessons learned and strategies to help delegates make the most of their privacy compliance programme.

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