May 2017: A New Framework for UK Data Protection

May 2017: A New Framework for UK Data Protection
February 16 16:10 2017 Print This Article

GDPR Implementation, Business Challenges and the Implications of Brexit

Policy-UK Forum: Morning, Thursday, 18th May 2017, Central London

With a keynote address from:

Christopher Docksey, Director, European Data Protection Supervisor

“We will be members of the EU in 2018 and therefore it would be expected and quite normal for us to opt into the GDPR and then look later at how best we might be able to help British business with data protection”

-Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Taking place twelve months before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the EU, and in the context of recent high profile data breaches at Yahoo, Three and Tesco Bank, amongst others, this event will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss and debate the future for European data protection policy – including reform of the ePrivacy Directive – assess the challenges and opportunities for GDPR implementation and consider how the UK data protection framework might evolve post-Brexit.

Preparing for General Data Protection Regulation

Implementation, Best Practice and Enforcement

With 57% of businesses admitting to knowing ‘little’ or ‘nothing’ about GDPR, delegates will examine the key implementation and compliance challenges facing data controllers and processors across the UK. Attendees will consider the legal basis for collecting, processing and storing personal data under GDPR, analyse best-practice compliance procedures, the challenges and opportunities of elevating data protection to a board level concern (and ensuring senior management are aware of the organisations obligations) and consider emerging skills requirements, including the role of the Data Protection Officer.

Sessions will examine the role of Government, the Information Commissioner’s Office, and the European Data Protection Supervisor in supporting organisations, particularly start-up’s and SMEs, through the compliance process, assess the value of a GDPR public awareness campaign across key sectors, and consider the key enforcement challenges for regulators.

The Impact on Innovation and Business Operations

Privacy by Design, Competitiveness and the Value of Data

Attendees will analyse how organisations are transitioning to Privacy by Design, the potential impact on business operations and consider how systems and procedures may need to be upgraded to improve security, consent and facilitate data portability and the right to be forgotten.

Discussion will also focus on the challenges and opportunities of balancing privacy rights with the commercial value of data, including the impact on innovation in IoT, M2M and marketing, as well as digital and online services, and the need to ensure that consumers are still able to benefit from online propositions such as targeted advertising, special offers and other services.

A British Approach to Data Protection

The Challenges and Opportunities of Brexit

With the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport declaring that ‘it would be expected’ that the UK would enact GDPR delegates will consider to what extent there is still uncertainty regarding the future UK data protection framework; the role of Government and the ICO in clarifying the current and future data protection obligations of UK businesses; and the options for amending GDPR post-Brexit to create a bespoke UK data protection framework.

Discussions will also focus on the impact on cross-border data sharing and options for ensuring the UK’s post-Brexit data protection regulatory framework is deemed ‘equivalent’ or ‘adequate’ by European regulators.

Confirmed Speakers

We are delighted to confirm Christopher Docksey, Director, European Data Protection Supervisor has agreed to deliver a keynote presentation at this forum.

The process for inviting participants is currently underway however we are always keen to hear from potential speakers – or hear nominations of individuals you think could make a contribution. Please get in touch if you – or a colleague you may like to nominate – would like to take part.

Networking and Attendees

Places have already been reserved for representatives from CABI; CDL; Earthware; Proactis Group; Raven Housing Trust; Refuge; Royal British Legion and Telefonica UK.

We factor in networking opportunities when designing our events and always attempt to provide time at the beginning, middle and end for those wishing to engage one-on-one to do so with their fellow attendees. We can never guarantee anyone’s attendance (or their actual availability on the day) but do try to facilitate the chance for delegates to engage.

Sponsorship: We have packages to suit all budgets (from delegate pack inserts and exhibition stands to full event branding), and we are always happy to negotiate: contact us via sponsorship@policy-uk.com or on 0203 179 1187.

Event and Booking Information

A New Framework for UK Data Protection

GDPR Implementation, Business Challenges and the Implications of Brexit

Morning, Thursday, 18th May 2017

8.30 – 13.00 Central London

Places at the forum (including course materials and refreshments) are: £200.00 * (+VAT)

[ Book your place here ]

Agenda

Morning, Wednesday, 18th May 2018, Central London

8.30 – 8.55 – Registration, Coffee & Networking

8.55 – 9.00 – Chair and Policy-UK Welcoming Remarks

To be confirmed

9.00 – 9.30 – EU GDPR – Implementation Challenges

A British Approach to Tackling and Managing Cyber Threats

  • What are the key issues for organisations moving towards GDPR compliance and how does the UK compare to other EU states in terms of GDPR preparedness?
    Christopher Docksey, Director, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Questions, Comment, Discussion

9.30 – 10.15 – Preparing for General Data Protection Regulation

Implementation, Best Practice and Enforcement

FOCUS POINTS

  • With 57% of businesses admitting to knowing ‘little’ or ‘nothing’ about GDPR, what are the key implementation and compliance challenges facing organisations in the UK?
  • How can Chief Information Officers, Data Protection Officers, and other key staff, ensure that data protection is a priority for senior management and what are the challenges of getting senior-management buy-in for overhauling data protection compliance procedures?
  • In what ways are organisations ensuring all staff are fully aware of their responsibilities in relation to data protection and what best practice examples are there of organisations engaging all departments in the GDPR implementation process?
  • What are the emerging skills requirements in data protection, and in particular, how are organisations approaching the role of Data Protection Officer?
  • How are organisations of different scale managing the financial and operational implications of GDPR compliance and what are the particular challenges facing SMEs?
  • What role should Government, the Information Commissioner’s Officer, and the European Data Protection Supervisor play in supporting organisations, particularly start-up’s and SMEs, through the compliance process, and what would be the value of a GDPR public awareness campaign in the run up May 2018?
  • As new processes and procedures are introduced to facilitate anonymization, data portability, breech notification, and other compliance measures what are the implications for enterprise IT and legacy IT systems?

Questions, Comment, Discussion

10.15 – 10.20 – Chair’s Closing Comments

To be confirmed

10.20 – 10.45 – Refreshments & Networking

10.45 – 10.50 – The Chair’s Welcome Back

To be confirmed

10.50 – 11.45 – The Impact on Innovation and Business Operations

Privacy by Design, Competitiveness and the Value of Data

FOCUS POINTS

  • What are the challenges and opportunities of balancing privacy rights with the commercial value of data?
  • How are organisations utilising data protection compliance as a competitive advantage?
  • In what ways will GDPR impact on the ability of organisations to innovate and develop new services, particularly those using personal data?
  • As organisations move to more secure systems and complex login processes, what are the options for ensuring consumers are still able to benefit from data driven propositions such as targeted advertising and special offers?
  • With GDPR stating that the processing of personal data for children below 16 requires parental consent, what are the implications for children’s content providers and social media platforms?

Questions, Comment, Discussion

11.45 – 12.10 – Priorities for UK Data Protection Policy

Next Steps for the UK Data Protection Framework

Questions, Comment, Discussion

12.10 – 12.55 – A British Approach to Data Protection

The Challenges and Opportunities of Brexit

FOCUS POINTS

  • To what extent is there still uncertainty regarding the UK’s future data protection framework?
  • What role should Government and the Information Commissioner play in clarifying current and future data protection obligations for UK organisations?
  • What are the options for amending GDPR post-Brexit to create a bespoke UK data protection framework?
  • How will Brexit impact cross-border sharing and what are is the latest thinking on ensuring the UK’s post-Brexit regulatory framework is deemed ‘equivalent’ or ‘adequate’ by European regulators?

Questions, Comment, Discussion

12.55 – 13.00 – Chair’s and Policy-UK’s Thanks

To be confirmed

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