What to Do When Today’s Global Change is Tomorrow’s Action Item

The IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019 explored practical strategies for adapting and thriving in a data protection environment where the line between global and local is increasingly blurry.

Workshops and breakout sessions reflected the Intensive’s traditional emphasis on operational issues, particularly building fundamentally sound data protection systems that can react to change. Topics included data breach response, risk management, and operationalising new regulations. Speakers addressed GDPR and U.K. Data Protection Act compliance, the California Consumer Privacy Act and India’s Personal Data Protection Bill, and the uncertainty over Brexit.

During evening general sessions, speakers put broad issues that affect data protection into perspective. And as always, networking events like the Privacy Social at London’s historic The Brewery gave data protection professionals opportunities to connect and expand their circles of contacts. Scroll down for highlights and plan to join us next year in London.

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Keynote Speakers

Baroness Beeban Kidron

Founder, 5Rights Foundation

Baroness Kidron explored questions around empowering children to navigate the web ‘creatively, knowledgeably, and fearlessly’.

Simon McDougall, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT

Executive Director, Technology Policy and Innovation, U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office

McDougall’s keynote address warned about a loss of trust between tech companies and the public, but he expressed hope in public-private sector collaboration.

Alan Rusbridger

Former Editor-In-Chief of The Guardian, Pulitzer-Winning Investigative Editor

As head of the Guardian's editorial operations, Rusbridger drew on his experiences overseeing the privacy story of the decade: Tthe Snowden revelations.

Keynote Panel

Vivienne Artz

CPO, Refinitiv

Ruth Boardman

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

John Bowman, CIPP/E, CIPM

Senior Principal, Promontory

With Brexit looming and no plan in place, this expert panel offered advice on navigating the uncertainty.

Breakout Sessions Dissected the Issues

Innovative and Regulatory Oversight

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 explored 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.

Here Comes the Audit! What Now?

Regulators are growing comfortable with their new GDPR authority, and auditors are taking notice. Audit activity is increasing. If you’ve never been audited, your turn might be coming. This session explained how to set up and be ready to manage an audit, regardless of who’s coming to peek under the covers.

How to Build 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 outlined five key components based on the GDPR that organisations should focus on to create a defensible position.

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