Call for Speakers Open

Privacy professionals need certainty in a landscape complicated by Brexit and the GDPR. The IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018 is looking for top data privacy thinkers, doers and innovators to present at its Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018

The Data Protection Intensive delivers innovative solutions to today’s top privacy and data protection challenges. Read about last year’s event (below). If you’re an engaging speaker with unique perspective on privacy and data protection, send us your idea for a speech, workshop or conference session. We want to hear from you!

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Another Big Year in London!

The IAPP took London by storm again in 2017. With a two-day program loaded with essential data protection content, preceded by a day of outstanding workshops, delegates went home with the knowledge and connections to take their careers to the next level.

If case you missed it, here are some highlights:

Forward-Thinking Keynote Speakers

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.

Gry Hasselbalch

Data Ethics Advisor

Hasselbalch, co-author of Data Ethics: The New Competitive Advantage, kicked off our opening session this year 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.

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.

Steve Wood

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

Steve Wood was there 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.

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.


The GDPR, of course, 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? Check out our full programme list below.


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Mark your calendar for the IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018, returning to London next year! We’ll be back with gold-standard privacy training, outstanding workshops and another incredible conference.

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