IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2025 call for proposals is open

DPI: UK is the premier event focused on U.K. data protection issues and attracts an audience of top data protection professionals and government officials. As expectations for data protection increase with new legislation in multiple jurisdictions, we invite you to share your insights with fellow data protection professionals as a speaker.

Topics range from law and policy to front-line operational issues and the practical dimensions of data protection management. The IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK spotlights global data protection issues through a U.K. lens, focusing on topic areas such as:

  • AI governance.
  • Children’s privacy and online safety.
  • Enforcement trends and insights.
  • UK and Global privacy and data protection regulatory updates.
  • Data protection technology and operations management.
  • Transborder data flow.
  • Adtech regulation and online advertising enforcement.
  • Data retention and data subject access requests.
  • Conducting privacy and data protection risk assessments.
  • Cybersecurity incidents and insurance.
  • Contracting for data privacy and global compliance.

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Speakers gain exposure in front of an audience of more than 2,000 top-tier data protection and security professionals who are focused on regional and global data protection regulations. This is a great opportunity to contribute to our international community.

The call for proposals closes 25 August.

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Catch up on the conversations held at DPI: UK 2024

Speakers at DPI: UK 2024 had plenty of guidance to offer this year’s delegates to help clarify how their roles and responsibilities may be impacted by global data protection legislation, while panels and workshops provided strategies to implement best practices for improved operations and compliance.

Keynote John Edwards, Information Commissioner, addressed the ICO’s plan to begin an automated compliance assessment of the U.K.’s top 100 websites’ cookie banners, a potential technical solution to provide users with better informed decisions online.

Edwards further detailed the ICO’s plan to better protect children’s online privacy and assured delegates the ICO would be addressing the challenges presented by developing AI technologies.

Compliance, fairness and risk were front of mind for many speakers. Delegates received guidance on how to improve AI accountability, reduce risk and prepare for the passage of the EU AI Act.

Keynote speaker Lord Holmes provided insight on the importance of ensuring equality and inclusion in the ever-evolving AI landscape, and emphasized how AI and other technologies can act as a channel for promotion of the public good.

The increased use of AI generated important dialogue on ways to adapt to and work with this evolving technology, with the keynote panel highlighting emerging themes and best practices. Keynote speaker and author Anna Funder further cautioned how lessons from history can guide us when we create and improve data protection practices today.

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Keynote speakers

The Viscount Camrose

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for AI and Intellectual Property)

As Minister for AI within the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the Viscount Camrose oversees the U.K.’s strategy on artificial intelligence, seeking to build possibilities for the future that can deliver real value to society while identifying risks.

John Edwards

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

John Edwards offers his thoughts on the continued evolution of the role of data protection professionals in the face of a dynamic, ever-changing environment, while also outlining priorities around the U.K.’s data strategy for the future.

Anna Funder


Anna Funder’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning books “Stasiland” and “All That I Am” illuminate the human condition in times of tyranny and surveillance through stories of courage, resistance, conscience and love. Her latest work, “Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life,” was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of 2023. Originally trained as an international human rights lawyer, Anna lives in Sydney.

Lord (Chris) Holmes

Baron Holmes of Richmond, MBE

Lord Holmes’ public service focuses on digital technology for the public good, with particular interest in AI and Blockchain, and an overall emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.


Keynote Panel

Moderator: Ashley Casovan

Managing Director of the AI Governance Center, IAPP

Michael Birtwistle

Associate Director, Law & Policy, Ada Lovelace Institute

Alexandra Mousavizadeh

Co-founder & CEO, Evident

Natalie Semmes

Founder & CEO, Elfkare

In discussion with key AI Governance thought leaders, this panel explored emerging themes and best practices for the adoption and operation of AI in finance, healthcare, the public sector and beyond. Drawing insights from some of the world’s largest organizations, the panel investigated emerging trends related to talent, innovation, leadership and transparency. With AI regulations and standards still nascent, the comparative work of AI indices provides up-to-date insights for implementable AI practices you can start adopting now.

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