13th Annual Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference



13th Annual Conference


15th & 16th November 2018 - Dublin


Day 1 - No more spaces available

Day 2 - Limited availability


KEYNOTE: Helen Dixon - Data Protection Commissioner


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 the Data Protection Act 2018, 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



Conference Programme



DUp to 4 CPD hours awardeday 1 - Speakers Presentations

(FULL - no more places available)

(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.


Keynote Address:helen-dixon-web


How the Data Protection Commission will Exercise its New Powers 


Helen Dixon
Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland  


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KEYNOTE: How the Data Protection Commission will Exercise its New Powers  

Helen Dixon - Data Protection Commissioner


Transparency - What Does it Mean in Practice

Rob Corbet - Partner, Arthur Cox (Conference Chair)

6 Months into the GDPR – What Have We Learned?

Suzanne Rodway - Head of Legal Operations and Privacy, RBS


Consent or Legitimate Interests?

Colin Rooney - Partner, Arthur Cox


The Long Term Viability of the Privacy Shield and Model Clauses

Eduardo Ustaran - Partner, Hogan Lovells

Data Subject Rights: A GDPR Implementation Guide

Ian Evans - Managing Director, OneTrust

Operationalising the Role of the DPO

Olivia Mullooly - Associate, Arthur Cox


Ireland’s Data Protection Act 2018 – Implications for Civil Actions

Gavin Woods - Partner, Arthur Cox



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After the Speakers Presentations, there will be a drinks reception sponsored by Arthur Cox




Up to 13 CPD hours awardedDay 2 - The Workshops

(Friday, 18th November 2018)


On the second day, delegates can choose two practical 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. Data Protection Impact Assessments – New Requirements and Methodology (FULL)

B. Compulsory Documentation – What is now Required of Organisations (FULL)

C. Cybersecurity and the GDPR (FULL)


D. The Changing Face of Subject Rights under the GDPR (FULL)


E. Contracting for a GDPR regime(FULL)


F. Employer’s Checklist for GDPR Compliance



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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
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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: 5% discount for second and 10% 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 4 hours CPD Points as follows:

  • Full attendence (both days) - 4 hours CPD
  • Day one plus one Workshop - 4 hours CPD
  • Two Workshops - 4 hours CPD
  • One Workshop - 2.5 hours CPD


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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Arthur Cox Solicitors




"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