Annual Data Protection Conference - Dublin

     11th & 12th November 2021 - Dublin, Ireland



16th Annual Data Protection Compliance Conference - LIVE EVENT


In-person and Virtual Attendance




Conference Agenda:



Day 1 - Speakers Presentations

(Thursday, 11th November 2021)


The Speakers Presentations will be hosted 'in-person' and live-streamed from the venue in Central Dublin. A limited number of 'VIP' in-person passes are available to allow for social distancing





Conference Chair

Paul Lavery

Partner, McCann FitzGerald
Paul Lavery

KEYNOTE: Data Protection Commission

John O'Dwyer

Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commission for Ireland

John O'Dwyer

Data Security & Cyber-Attacks - How You Can Prepare for Your Worst Day in the Office

Doug McMahon

Partner, McCann FitzGerald

Doug McMahon

The Changing Role of the DPO

Ronan Hayes

Data Protection Solicitor, AIB

Ronan Hayes

How to Design and Operationalise a Global Privacy Strategy

Emerald de Leeuw

Global Head of Privacy, Logitech

 Emerald de Leeuw

Maintaining Data Trust: An Accident Waiting to Happen or a Strategic Goal to be Achieved

Pat Moran

Partner, PwC

Pat Moran

Navigating Data Protection Claims – Trends and Practical Guidance

Rosaleen Byrne

Partner, McCann FitzGerald

 Rosaleen Byrne

What is a 'TRA' and when is it required?

Adam Finlay

Partner, McCann FitzGerald

Adam Finlay

Understanding and Managing Data Protection Risk in Corporate Transactions

Mark Ellis

Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald

Mark Ellis



  Read a full description of each Presentation HERE >


This year's Conference is in association with McCann FitzGerald



Virtual WorkshopsDay 2 - Virtual Workshops

(Friday, 12th November 2021)


On the second day, delegates join two interactive workshops (from a choice of eight) to attend via a virtual meetings-based platform. Led by Industry Experts, a broad range of key topics/themes are explored at the workshops.





Morning   (choose one from the following): 



Remote Working - Key Data Protection Issues for the
New Normal

Linda Hynes - Partner, Lewis Silkin

Linda Hynes


Standard Contractual Clauses - Practical Implications of Relying on SCCs for Data Exports

Victoria Hordern - Partner, Bates Wells

Victoria Hordern


Outsourcing Processing - Avoiding Pitfalls and Achieving Compliance

John Fitzsimons - Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers

John Fitzsimons



 Read a full description of each Workshop HERE >




Afternoon (choose one from the following):   



Data Protection by Design and Default - Ensuring Practical Compliance

Ali Vaziri - Legal Director, Lewis Silkin

Ali Vaziri


Records Management for Data Protection Professionals

John Wilson - Records Management Consultant

John Wilson


Apps - Unique and Challenging Data Compliance Issues

Oisin Tobin - Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran

Oisin Tobin


 Read a full description of each Workshop HERE >




Attendance Options:


PDP Conferences - Speakers DayDay 1 - Speakers Presentations


Participation for the Speakers Presentations Day (11th November 2021) can be made in either of two ways:

  • VIP PASS - a limited number of 'in-person' tickets are made available to ensure safe social-distancing. Lunch will be provided and there will be plenty of opportunity to network with fellow delegates. VIP Pass holders are invited to a complementary drinks reception at the end of the first day.
  • Virtual Attendance - the day will be live-streamed for delegates joining virtually via a dedicated events platform. As well as experiencing each of the presentations LIVE, delegates are welcome to network via virtual 'round tables' and using the online chat facility. 


PDP Conference - Virtual WorkshopsDay 2 - Interactive Virtual Workshops


Attendance at the Virtual Workshops (12th November 2021) will be hosted live via an interactive meetings-based platform. 





Attendance Fees:


Delegates can participate virtually or upgrade to the VIP pass which also includes in-person attendance at Day 1.


(Restricted availability to allow for social distancing on Day 1
- allocated on a first-come-first-served basis)


VIP pass includes access to the following:

  • Day 1 Speakers Presentations - IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
  • Day 2 Workshops - VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE












Full Conference (Speakers Presentations & Virtual Workshops)


Day 1 -  Speakers Presentations only


Day 2 -  Two Virtual Workshops only






* Multiple delegates booking Virtual Attendance: 20% discount for second 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.
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Jason Palmer
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Bishopstown Credit Union

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Central Bank of Ireland


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Irish Continental Group plc


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Euromedic Diagnostics Ltd


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Chartered Accountants Ireland


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