The Call for Speakers has closed and we’re putting together a landmark lineup for you in 2018! 

The IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive is gearing up for another big year in London. Last year’s Intensive was a sold-out success. With everything happening in data protection, we expect similar demand this year. Mark your calendar for the opening of registration in January.


Don’t miss the announcement when registration opens in January!

The Intensive’s new home in London

Last year’s sellout crowd spurred us to move the Intensive to a bigger venue in 2018! Join us at the five-star Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London’s historic Whitechapel district, just a short walk from the Tower of London and the Thames River. More room, more people, more exceptional programming… more Intensive.

Highlights from the 2017 Data Protection Intensive

Never been to the Intensive? Need a refresher on the high points? Here’s a recap from last year’s event:

The Intensive took London by storm again in 2017 with a sold out show. Two-days of programming loaded with essential data protection content, was preceded by a full day of outstanding workshops, and countless networking opportunities. Delegates went home with the knowledge and connections to take their careers to the next level.

Forward-Thinking Keynote Speakers from Last Year’s Event

Gry Hasselbalch

Data Ethics Advisor

Hasselbalch, co-author of Data Ethics: The New Competitive Advantage, kicked off our opening session on an exciting note as she explored the way digital trust and the intimate knowledge organisations acquire will shape the future of commerce and customer relations. She made a solid case that respect for privacy and consent will be a key element in tomorrow’s success stories.

Steve Wood

Head of International Strategy and Intelligence, UK Information Comissioner’s Office

Steve Wood was at the opening session too, unraveling how, as the U.K. stares Brexit in the face, the data protection community is left to wonder about the transition from the Data Protection Act to the GDPR to the unknown. He also examined the future of trans-border data transfer between the EU, the U.S. and the world, sharing his uniquely qualified perspective.

Caroline Criado-Perez

Campaigner, Writer, Consultant

Caroline Criado-Perez is the author of Do It Like a Woman and the leader of a successful movement to get Jane Austen on a UK banknote. An enthusiastic crowd listened intently as she took an in-depth look at how women are affected by the ways society uses data.

Jarno Niemelä

Lead Researcher, F-Secure Labs

Jarno Niemelä has been a leading cybersecurity expert for more than two decades, credited with developing the latest in automated attack prevention and response via data science and behavioural modelling. He wowed the crowd with his examination of how successful data protection must be a combination of cybersecurity tools and techniques and comprehensive privacy understanding.

Content-Rich Sessions

Keynote Address

Anyone attending Steve Wood’s keynote address who’s been expecting EU regulators to institute grace periods for GDPR compliance found out that they were mistaken. “Will there be a grace period? No. You will not hear talk of grace periods from people at the ICO. That’s not part of our regulatory strategy,” the Head of International Strategy and Intelligence for the UK Information Commissioner’s Office said.
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Data Protection Impact Assessments, or Learning to Love Connected Casualwear

In one of the more entertaining sessions we’ve had in years, Lara Hoffman, Phil Lee and Friederike van der Jagt conducted a Privacy Impact Assessment in real-time. These experienced and talented presenters led attendees through the questions and answers that would be asked and provided in the case of an—are you ready—Internet-connected piece of clothing worn by a child for the purpose of a parent tracking them. The results, as you can imagine, were hilarious.


Hot Topic Sessions

Of course, the GDPR was also a hot topic and the focus of a number of well-attended sessions at the Intensive, from Globalising GDPR in Asia and The Future of EU Cookie Compliance: The New ePrivacy Reform and GDPR to PIAs and Data Mapping—Operationalising GDPR and Privacy by Design to Who’s the DPO and How Can We Clone Them?

See for Yourself!

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