PDP's 14th Annual Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference



14th Annual Data Protection Practical Conference


14th & 15th November 2019 - Dublin, Ireland


Graham Doyle
Deputy Commissioner,
Data Protection Commission (Ireland)
The Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference is Ireland's largest annual 2-day data protection event.


This year, the conference is dedicated to examining the developments in data protection and continued practical implications of the GDPR.

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.



Conference Programme


Up to 4 CPD hours awarded

Day 1 - Speakers Presentations

(Thursday, 14th November 2019)


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.


Speakers Presentations Topics are as follows:


Paul Lavery




Paul Lavery
Partner, McCann FitzGerald



Graham DoyleKEYNOTE and Q&A session

Graham Doyle - Deputy Commissioner & Head of Communications, Data Protection Commission

The Deputy Commissioner will present a short Keynote Address followed by an extended Questions and Answers session. Delegates are encouraged to bring their questions to the conference.



Tom HultonThe Changing Face of Subject Access under

the GDPR

Tom Hulton - Head of Data Privacy, An Post

The burden on organisations of complying with the rights of individuals to gain access to their data has increased under the GDPR. The dramatically enhanced fining regime, and the fact that most complaints to the Commission are about subject access, now means that organisations have a strong incentive to get this right. This talk discusses the practical effects of the GDPR on the right to subject access, and provides delegates with insights on how to deal effectively and efficiently with requests for information


Grainne MannionTransparency - an Opaque Requirement?

Grainne Mannion - Compliance Manager, AIB

The GDPR mandates ‘transparency’ as a requirement of data protection. But what exactly does it mean to be transparent? This talk looks at the ingredients of transparency, and how organisations can best comply with this important requirement.


John WhelanOne Stop Shop: One Regulator, One Fine,

One Appeal?

John Whelan - Partner, A&L Goodbody

The one-stop-shop system was intended to simplify regulation across the EU. This talk considers the complexities of the mechanism introduced by the GDPR and implemented by the supervisory authorities, and how controllers have been availing of it in practical terms. John discusses the role of the lead and 'concerned' supervisory authorities, the challenges of co-operation and consistency across the EU, and the key role that the Irish DPC is playing.


Fedelma GoodHow the Cookie Crumbles…

Fedelma Good - Director, PwC

AdTech is under close scrutiny by privacy activists, the media, the general public and regulators. Is the whole ecosystem itself under threat or will the industry find a way to address the privacy challenges? This session explores the issues impacting adtech - from the dependence on cookies to the calls for the value of data to be shared with data subjects – and provides practical guidance to organisations on how to manage the current onslaught.


rosemary-jay-f2f2f2Brexit – What Organisations in Ireland should now do

Rosemary Jay - Senior Consultant Attorney,
Hunton Andrews Kurth

The prospect of Brexit is not a comfortable one for many organisations, not least because it creates uncertainty around data flows between Ireland and the UK. In this talk, the author of “Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation” explains the likely effect of Brexit on organisations based in Ireland and what they can do to mitigate against any possible damage.


Robert BondManaging the Risks of BYOD and Social

Media in the Workplace

Robert Bond - Partner, Bristows

While organisations have been focusing on protecting personal data and managing cyber risks, not enough attention has been given to the risks posed by personal devices and also the use of social media in the workplace. This talk provides a practical guide to securing confidentiality, trade secrets, reputation and also personal data from misuse or error by staff


Photo coming soonDoes Privacy Spell the End for AI?

Linda Nichualladh - Head of Privacy (Legal) - Citi

Artificial Intelligence, or machine learning in its more practical guise, provides fertile ground for data protection issues.  The opportunities are seemingly endless, but can we innovate at speed and comply with an increasingly complex array of privacy laws and regulations across the globe?  This session explores the data protection implications of AI, what role ethics should play in AI, and whether we are able to innovate AI in a way that can comply with privacy concerns.




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McCann FitzGerald sponsor a wine & drinks reception at the end of the first day 


Up to 13 CPD hours awardedDay 2 - The Workshops

(Friday, 15th November 2019)


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.


Workshop Topics are as follows:



A.  Breach Notifications – What’s Required in Practice (FULL)


B.  Data Protection in the Workplace – the Latest Thinking

(Final places remaining)


C.  Do I really need consent? (Final places remaining)


D.  Making Sense of Marketing in a Digital World


E.  Moving from Compliance to Accountability (FULL)


F.  GDPR Contracts - Common Issues, Hints and Tips for Contracting and Apportioning Liability (Final places remaining)



Read the full content of each Workshop here >





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PDP's annual conference is Dublin's leading two day Data Protection Event


Conference Venue


The venue for this event is: 


Radisson Blu
Golden Lane
Dublin 8

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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"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