The Intensive gathers data protection pros from around the world to dig deep into today’s critical topics and tomorrow’s most important challenges. We’ll get right down to the details of operationalising data protection and practical strategies you can put to use straight away.

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Keynotes Topping the Bill

Caroline Criado-Perez

Campaigner, Writer, Consultant

The author of Do It Like a Woman and the leader of a successful movement to get Jane Austen on a UK banknote, Criado-Perez looks deeply at how women are affected by how society uses data.

Gry Hasselbalch

Data Ethics Advisor

In writing Data Ethics: The New Competitive Advantage, Gry Hasselbalch, along with co-author Pernille Tranberg, explores the way digital trust and the intimate knowledge organisations acquire will shape the future of commerce and customer relations. Hasselbalch argues that respect for privacy and consent will be a key element in tomorrow's success stories.

Jarno Niemelä

Lead Researcher, F-Secure Labs

Good data protection combines privacy understanding with the best in cybersecurity. Jarno Niemelä has been working on the latter for more than two decades, developing the latest in automated attack prevention and response via data science and behavioural modelling.

Steve Wood

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

As the U.K. stares Brexit in the face, the data protection community is left to wonder about the transition from Data Protection Act to GDPR to the unknown, plus the future of trans-border data transfer between the EU, the U.S., and the world. Woods, overseer of the ICO's international activities, knows as much as anyone.

Can’t-Miss Sessions

Keeping Up with EU Privacy: Never-Ending Drama

In this session, one of the EU’s leading data protection lawyers will give you a quick-hitting overview of what updates he’s paying attention to, what to look for coming down the pipeline and how he sees things shaking out.

Current Burning Issues for Privacy Pros

Hear from privacy pros about what’s on their desks right now and where the high-priority risks are. They’ll cover big governance including GDPR, BCRs, Brexit, data mapping using vendors and the track record on Privacy Shield, as well as day-to-day practical issues, like options for vendor control and how to deal with other organisations that don’t have a privacy specialist.

GDPR—Putting Theory into Practice

With more than 50 years of experience between them, these speakers will review challenges and issues identified to date when looking at implementing the new GDPR rules. They’ll cover some thorny topics including defining legitimate interests in privacy notices, record retention, data portability, DPOs, data mapping and data security. They’ll also examine programme structures for implementation.

Grow Your Network at the Intensive

There’s no better place to get connected. At the Intensive, you’ll meet everyone from today’s top thought leaders to colleagues who share the same challenges.



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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