Privacy Matters - Raising the standard 

Venue: The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG

Date: 25 June 2019

Privacy Matters - Raise the standards

Digitalization, globalization and personalization of services, from booking a doctor’s appointment to internet banking, have led to greater collection and processing of personal information than ever before. Almost daily, we hear about data breaches on the news, where personal records have been compromised, this dynamic landscape brings privacy into sharp focus.

For this reason, we have launched the Privacy Matters Series, to bring together key industry stakeholders, to facilitate a discussion and to share best practice with fellow peers. This series kicks off with our inaugural event on 25 June, our Privacy Matters: Raising the Standard Conference. This conference will bring together thought-leaders to share their successes and lessons learnt in navigating the privacy landscape.  Our next event is planned for November 2019 and will be the launch of ISO/IEC 27552.

The conference will focus on guidance for organizations in managing personal information and how this can assist them in demonstrating compliance with updated privacy regulations around the world, which is very powerful.

This interactive and practical event will provide you with the opportunity to hear from leading industry experts about the importance of privacy regulations being implemented in all industries and types of businesses.

The conference will be chaired by Evie Kyriakides, Chief Data Protection Officer & Associate General Counsel Digital, Privacy and Security, Mars Inc.





08:00 – 08:30 Registration

08:30 – 08:40 Chairman’s opening

Evie Kyriakides, Chief Data Protection Officer & Associate General Counsel Digital, Privacy and Security, Mars Inc

08:40 – 09:20 Keynote speeches

Damien Kieran, Global Data Protection Officer and Assistant Legal Director, Twitter

Simon Hania, Data Protection Officer, Uber

09:20 – 10:00 Reality matters: Secure our reality

Virtual reality is threatening to erode our privacy to a new level. The technology itself is still in its infant stage but privacy advocates are already quickly raising red flags concerned that consumers don't know what personal data virtual reality companies are collecting and storing from their devices.

Christopher James, Associate General Counsel, Digital &Innovation/Cyber, HSBC

Richard Potter, CTO, Microsoft

10:00 – 10:45 Data Privacy, Ethics: The Time Has Arrived

Data privacy has had its fair share of publicity and attention over the past few years ranging from high-profile data leaks to ongoing data privacy concerns and efforts by governments to increase awareness of how personal data is collected, used and protected. The issue of data privacy is admittedly a priority for consumers, governments, and businesses. But with the rise of data as the blood of commerce this has been a game changer and has led to concern over data privacy and ethical use.

Andreas Klug, Chief Privacy Officer, Ladbroke Coral

Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv

Matthew Kay, Group Data Protection Officer, Balfour Beatty

10:45 – 11:10 Morning Networking Tea & Coffee break

11:10 -12:00 Looking for guarantees: Can we ensure privacy in the era of AI and Big data?

Chair: Steve Wright, Interim DPO, Bank of England

Walid Mehanna, Head of Data and Analytics, Mercedes Benz Cars/Daimler

Paolo Balboni, President, European Privacy Association

12:00 – 12:50 Global implications: How GDPR has affected organisations outside of the EU

The main questions that will be answered in this session are: Why the GDPR expands beyond the EU and how might GDPR be enforced outside the EU. Every non-EU client will have to evaluate their data processing activities in the light of the GDPR requirements and decide on the necessary steps to take. Anyone involved in the execution of those steps must be aware of their responsibilities, and how they fit into the bigger scheme of things.

Knut Mager, Head Global Data Privacy, Novartis International

Nicholai Pfeiffer, Group Privacy Officer & SVP, Telenor Group

David Blonder, Director, Legal Counsel, Regulatory and Privacy & Global Data Protection Officer, BlackBerry

12:50-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:25 Spotlight: GDPR Implications in Health and Social Care

Martin Staples, Data Sharing and Privacy Specialist, Information & Transparency Group, Operations & Information Directorate, NHS England

14:25-14:50 Spotlight: GDPR and Privacy: The Merck Story 

Joerg Steinhaus, Group Data Privacy Officer, Merck Group

14:50–15:15 Spotlight: Cloud first…! The view of an inhouse privacy specialist

Benjamin Baeuerle, Senior Legal Counsel, Siemens AG

15:15-15:35 Afternoon Networking Tea & Coffee break

15:35- 15:50 Privacy Matters: Raising the Standard

This session will explore why the highly anticipated ISO/IEC 27552 standard is being developed, and the role it plays amidst the changing regulatory landscapes and dynamic environments in which we continue to operate.

Ian Richardson, Standards Publishing Manager, BSI

Jaskirat Sahota, Lead Programme Manager, BSI

15:50-16:40 Small, Medium, Large: Implementation of GDPR within a unitary local authority, a medium sized company and a start up

Three different sized organisations are reflecting on the impact of GDPR and analyse the key changes they were required to carry out.

Matt Ginn, Head of Information Governance & Data Protection Officer, London Borough of Lambeth

Jennifer Lucas, Data Privacy Lawyer, Sainsbury’s Argos Group London

16:40 – 17:30 Closing keynotes

David Blonder, Director, Legal Counsel, Regulatory and Privacy & Global Data Protection Officer, Blackberry

William Malcolm, Legal Director, Google

17:30 – 17:35 Chairman’s closing remarks and end of event


Who should attend?

In particular, the event will be of interest to the following:

  • Assistant Director Governance & Compliance
  • Assistant Director of Governance and Assurance
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • CISO
  • Data Protection and Information Governance Officer
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Director of Governance and Law
  • Director of Information Governance & Risk
  • Governance and Compliance Manager
  • Governance Officer
  • Group CISO
  • Group Data Protection Officer
  • Head of Corporate Information Governance
  • Head of Governance, Risk & Control | IT Security
  • Head of Information Governance and Data Protection
  • Head of Information Security
  • Head of Information Security and Business Continuity
  • Head of Information Security EMEA
  • Head of Privacy and Data Protection
  • Information Governance Manager
  • Information Governance Officer
  • Information Security & Data Protection Manager
  • IT Security and Governance Manager
  • Sr. Director – Information Security
  • Vice President, Enterprise
  • VP of Security and Governance EMEA


Sponsors for this event are to be confirmed. For more details please email

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Privacy Matters - Raising the standard
25 June 2019 

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