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13th Annual Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference



Annual Conference - 15th & 16th November 2018 - Dublin, Ireland


The Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference is Ireland's largest annual 2-day data protection event.

This year, the conference is dedicated to reinforcing the practical implications of the new General Data Protection Regulation, and to help organisations ensure they are compliant.

This Conference provides plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion, as well as networking with other Information and Compliance professionals and advisers. Delegates attend a 3-course sit-down lunch on both days, as well as a wine and canapés reception at the end of the first day.


The Conference will be chaired by Rob Corbet, Arthur Cox. 
Keynote Speaker
Helen Dixon - Data Protection CommissionerHelen Dixon - Data Protection Commissioner



Conference Programme



Day 1 - Speakers Presentations

(Thursday, 15th November 2018)


The first day features expert speakers on the latest challenges facing GDPR professionals. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and to network with other delegates in the data protection field.



 ** Full speaker line-up to be confirmed shortly **





 Keynote Address:

 Helen Dixon - Data Protection Commissioner                            



Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland 



View full details on the Speakers Presentations page


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Conference sponsored by Arthur Cox



Day 2 - The Workshops

(Friday, 18th November 2018)

On the second day, delegates can choose two Workshops that explore topics in-depth. The Workshops give delegates the opportunity to work through real-life scenarios.


For a detailed description of each Workshop, view the Workshops page.


A. Updated Rights and Their Implications for Organisations

(This session is FULL)

B. Data Protection Impact Assessments – New Requirements and Methodology

(This session is FULL)

C.  Outsourcing and Data Processing Arrangements under the GDPR

(This session is FULL)


D.  Compulsory Documentation – What must be in place before May 2018?

(This session is FULL)


E.  Privacy by Design – How to Implement an Effective Framework

(This session is FULL)


F.  Preparing for Compulsory Breach Notifications

(This session is FULL)



For more information on each workshop, please visit the Workshops page.



Sponsorship opportunties available 

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Conference Venue

The venue for this event is: 


Radisson Blu
8 Golden Lane

Telephone: +353 (0)1 898 2900
View venue's website






Fees for the Conference

Whole Conference (Speakers’ Presentations Day plus two Workshops)
Speakers’ Presentations Day plus one Workshop
Speakers’ Presentations Day only
Two Workshops only
One Workshop only

  • Additional delegates: 10% discount for second and 15% discount for third and subsequent delegates booked at the same time from the same organisation. Discounts will be applied to the delegate/s with the least expensive booking.
  • For additional information on fees, please visit our Terms and Conditions or FAQs.


CPD Points

The Conference may allow up to 12 CDP Points. The Speakers' Presentations Day may allow up to 6 hours CPD Points, and each Workshop may allow up to 3 hours CPD Points.


Who should attend the Data Protection Compliance Conference

Data Protection Officers, Privacy Officers, Information Officers, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, IT Directors, Information Security Officers, Records Managers, Company Secretaries, Information Lawyers, Consultants, Public and Private Sector Lawyers, Finance Directors, Human Resources Officers, Marketing Managers, FOI Officers, Employment Lawyers, Office Managers, Procurement Officers, Archivists, Researchers, and more...


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  • Complete the online booking form
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  • Telephone the PDP Office +353 (0)1 657 1479

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Arthur Cox Solicitors
One Trust




"Excellent day! The presentations provided practical advice that will be useful in my day to day job."
Jason Palmer
AXA Life Europe Ltd


"Particularly useful was the guidance on formulation and structure of data protection policies."
Dan McDonnell
Co Carlow VEC


"Extremely helpful and well organised"
Jim O’Connell
Douglas Credit Union


"Each presentation had something important to reflect on"
Marie Cussen


"Content was excellent"
Philip Higgins
ESB Energy Solutions


"Very informative and enjoyable. The handouts are very good"
Stephen Nolan


"Excellent presentations"
Paul Dawson
Dublin City Council


"Good to hear about the new developments. Very passionate speakers"
Ann Smith
Chartered Accountants Ireland


"The presenters were very interesting."
Muriel Koyce
Sunbeam House Services


"I found the Conference to touch all the relevant areas for practitioners and something that I have no doubt will be utilised within my organisation"
Lynne Martin
Eirecom Limited


"Great mix of topics/issues relating to data protection."
Tony Hughes
Waterford Credit Union


"Good tips on outsourcing. The lessons learned from breaches was very useful."
Bernadette Ryan
Bord Gais Eireann


"Speakers were very knowledgeable and articulate"
Philip Higgins
ESB Electric


"It was well put together. Good speakers, content and venue. First class. Thank you."
Danny O’Donoghue
Bishopstown Credit Union

“Excellent conference… really interesting. You covered a multitude of topics which has given me a food for thought!”
Louise Colgen
Central Bank of Ireland


"Very useful and informative"
Cathal McDermott


"Great event. All speakers and presentations were compelling and relevant"
Brian Short
Irish Continental Group plc


"Informative as usual"
Helen Sheehan
Euromedic Diagnostics Ltd


"The theory and practical advice given were highly welcomed"
Ann Smith
Chartered Accountants Ireland


"The presenters were very interesting."
Judith Fanning


"The practicality of the subjects was brilliant. A real feeling of having learned something to take away and think about"
Nicola Flannery
Paddy Power Plc


"Every subject was relevant and current"
Veronica O’Brien
Irish Water


"A very useful conference for all DP Practitioners and a great opportunity to share experiences with other practitioners in the field"
Catriona O’Sullivan
University College Cork


"This year, I was very happy with all the presentations. Thank you for organising it"
Irina Sharapova
Kerry Group Plc


"I found the conference not only to be practical, but enjoyable which was down to the standard and quality of the presenters"
Martina McKenna
Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board