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Privacy - Raising the standard 

Venue: The British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH

Date: 25 June 2019

Privacy - Raising the standard

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 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 - 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.



The event will be under the Chatham House rule

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07:45 – 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, Legal Director, & Associate General Counsel, 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.

Chair: Ruth Boardman, Partner, Bird & Bird

Christopher James, Head of Digital & Innovation Data Privacy, 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.

Chair: Linda Thielová, Data Privacy Counsel, OneTrust

Andreas Klug, Chief Privacy Officer, Ladbroke Coral

Bojana Bellamy, President , Centre for Information Policy Leadership

Matthew Kay, Group Data Protection Officer, Balfour Beatty

10:45 – 11:05 Morning Networking Tea & Coffee break

11:05 -11:20 Keynote presentation - Accountability: accepting responsibility for protecting personal information

Ian Hulme, Director of Regulatory Assurance, Information Commissioner's Office

11:20-12:05 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, Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) 

12:05 – 13:00 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.

Chair: Peter Katko, Partner, Global Digital Law Leader, Ernst & Young Law GmbH

Johan Wisenborn, Head Group Data Privacy Risk Management, Novartis

Nicholai Pfeiffer, Group Privacy Officer & SVP, Telenor Group

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

Linda Thielová, Data Privacy Counsel, OneTrust

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:25 Spotlight: GDPR and Privacy: 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: Privacy and GDPR: 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

Less or flexible costs, flexible capacity, automated software updates - while their motivations vary, businesses of all sizes, industries, and geographies are turning to cloud services. Does this trend put data privacy at risk?

An inhouse privacy counsel shares his thoughts, experiences and lessons learned. 

Benjamin Baeuerle, Senior Legal Counsel, Siemens AG

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

15:35- 15:50 Privacy: 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.

Jaskirat Sahota, Lead Programme Manager, BSI

15:50-16:25 Implementation of GDPR within a unitary local authority and a medium sized company

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

Chair: Conor Hogan, Senior Manager,  Information Governance, BSI

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

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

16:25 –16:40 Use and Abuse: Privacy Considerations for Competition Law

The session will discuss how data is used by different organisation and what are the possible regulatory consequences. Bertold will identify the potential harm and remedies and finally discuss what is the impact of data on dominance and innovation.

Bertold Bär-Bouyssiere, Partner EU Competition & Elected member of the International Board, DLA Piper

16:40 – 17:30 Closing keynotes

Closing keynote session: Building Consumer Trust through Security, Privacy and Control

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

Closing keynote session: Privacy that works for everyone

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


Event Sponsor

OneTrust is the largest and most widely used technology platform to operationalize privacy, security and third-party risk management. More than 2,500 customers, both big and small and across 100 countries, use OneTrust to demonstrate compliance with privacy regulations including the GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act, Brazil LGPD, and hundreds of the world's privacy laws.  

OneTrust's size and scale allows it to offer the easiest-to-use and most affordable solution for implementing use cases including: Privacy Maturity Benchmarking, Data Protection by Design and Default (PbD), Data Protection Impact Assessments (PIA/DPIA), Third-Party Vendor Risk Management, Incident and Breach Response, Data Mapping (Records of Processing), Customer Preference Management, Consent Management, Website Scanning & Cookie Compliance, Mobile App Scanning, Data Subject/Consumer Rights Management and Policy & Notice Management.  

The platform's intelligence comes from DataGuidance by OneTrust, an in-depth and up-to-date source of privacy and security regulatory summaries, guidance, templates, case law, and analysis. The database is updated daily by over 20 in-house privacy researchers, along with a network of 500 lawyers across over 300 jurisdictions. 

OneTrust's 700 employees are located across co-headquarters in Atlanta and in London with additional locations in Bangalore, Melbourne, San Francisco, New York, Munich and Hong Kong. To learn more, visit


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Privacy - Raising the standard 

25 June 2019 


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